Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center participants with their safety training certificates
Nearly 40 youth interns from the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center earned safety training certifications in OSHA 10, Post COVID-19 Awareness Training, and Cal/OSHA Confined Spaces, programs designed to prepare them on how to enter the workforce after COVID-19 safely.

The interns also received their first paychecks after completing the training. These entry-level certifications will give local youth an advantage when they apply for their first jobs.

Training Young Angelenos to Join the Workforce

“These past couple of months has been really busy for these participants completing their training and career pathway workshops! They also earned their first internship paycheck. I'm so proud of these young women and men for being so committed. Thank you again to all our partners, mentors, and teachers for motivating our participants!” said EWDD Senior Project Assistant Juan Romero.

OSHA 10 is a 10-hour program that teaches workers about occupational hazards they may encounter on a job site. Cal/OSHA Confined Space Training is a four-hour program designed to increase knowledge about what constitutes a permit-required confined space, along with how to control hazards within a confined space and rescue and emergency services.

Post COVID-19 Awareness Training is a two-hour course that teaches employees about hazards they may encounter on a job site related to potential occupational exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Training emphasizes how to protect workers, along with and cleaning and disinfecting methods.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of April 19, 2021. Read this issue and more.