Apprenticeship Readiness

The goal of the Apprenticeship Readiness Fund of the LAOC Building Trades Council is to expand the MC3 training programs throughout the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. MC3 is a pre-apprenticeship curriculum developed by the North American Building Trades Union designed to meet the high union standards. The MC3 training programs is a pathway to an apprenticeship with one of our union trades and a middle class life.

Our training program partners helps us meet targeted recruitment goals. One of those goals is to recruit ex-offenders. Bringing ex-offenders into the building trades provides them with a second chance at life. While many others hesitate to provide job opportunities for ex-offenders, we have embrace them into our unions, our brotherhood and sisterhood, believing that this is good for the unions, the economy and our communities.

Learn about Tyree Dabnee’s moving story in LA Weekly by clicking here. He was sentenced to life in prison at age 17 but 20 years later was given a Second Chance in union construction.

To get connected with one of our training partners, check out the list below. These are a few of our partners. More details about the Apprenticeship Readiness Fund and training partners with a more extensive list coming soon.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Target Recruitment: Ex-Offenders

Flintridge Center
236 W Mountain St #106
Pasadena, CA 91103
Target Recruitment: Ex-Offenders

Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER)
690 Studebaker Road
Long Beach, CA 90803
Target Populations: Women

LA Trade Tech College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Target Populations: All