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

Antelope Valley College
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536

Long Beach City College
1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90806

Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Los Angeles Unified School District Local District North West
6621 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Canoga Park High School LAUSD NW
6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd,
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Chatsworth High School LAUSD NW
10027 Lurline Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Kennedy High School LAUSD NW
11254 Gothic Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Reseda High School LAUSD NW
18230 Kittridge St
Reseda, CA 91335

YouthBuild Charter School of California
155 W Washington Blvd #944
Los Angeles, CA 90015

All People’s Community Center/LA Trade Tech College Campus
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Alliance for Community Empowerment, Inc. (R.U.T.H. YouthBuild)
7227 Owensmouth Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Antelope Valley YouthBuild (Palmdale Site)
38626 9th St.
East Palmdale, CA 93550

Coalition for Responsible Community Development
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Compton YouthBuild
477 East Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221

El Monte Site at San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
3903 North Tyler Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731

Field of Dreams Learning, Inc. (Norwalk Site)
15014 Studebaker Rd
Norwalk, CA 90650

Home Sweet Home
426 S Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Home Sweet Home YouthBuild (Slauson Site)
1512 West Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity Social Justice and Action LA CAUSA YouthBuild (East LA Site)
5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90022

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (El Monte)
3903 Tyler Ave,
El Monte, CA 91731

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (Pomona Site)
1540 West 2nd St.
Pomona, CA 91766

Youth Justice Coalition (Inglewood Site)
1137 E Redondo Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90302