Compass Rose Collaborative participant Carlos showing his paid internship paycheck
Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) alum Carlos stopped by the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center on December 3, 2019 to notify his instructors that he was released from parole transitional housing and has started working as a die forge helper at Weber Metals in Long Beach.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity that the CRC program has given me. I have a good job now and I’m looking forward to being a positive role model to my son.”

Carlos completed the 120-hour construction pre-apprenticeship program in October 2019, earning certificates in OSHA10, Forklift, and CPR.

The City of LA was one of three cities awarded the CRC grant from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration in June 2018. The program, which is offered at EWDD’s Boyle Heights YouthSource Center, provides construction safety training to re-entry youth ages 18-24.

The Compass Rose Collaborative training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center. See the CRCollaborative flyer for more about the course and how to apply for the program.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of December 9, 2019. Read this issue and more.