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.

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

(661) 266-8900

Anti-Recidivism Coalition
1320 East 7th St., Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Target Recruitment: Ex-Offenders

(213) 955-5885

Career Expansion, Inc.

5021 Lennox St.
Lennox, CA 90304

(424) 210-2586

Century High School/Santa Ana Unified School District

1401 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92750

(714) 568-7000

Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD)
2415 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

(213) 743-6193


Compton YouthBuild
1108 N. Oleander Ave.
Compton, CA 90222

(310) 631-2000

Five Keys Charter School

5849 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

(323) 432-2830

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

(626) 449-0839

Inglewood Unified School District: Morningside High School

10500 S Yukon Avenue,
Inglewood, CA 90303

(310) 680-5230

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

(562) 938-3248

Los Angeles Mission College

2100 Marengo Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 224-5970

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

Los Angeles Unified School District:

East Los Angeles Occupational Center

2100 Marengo Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 224-5970

Local District North West (High School Programs)
6621 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

(818) 654-3600

Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center

10925 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

(323) 357-7700

Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center

5500 Rickenbacker Rd.
Bell, CA 90201

(323) 729-6400

West Valley Occupational Center

6200 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(818) 346-3540


Santa Ana College Remington Center

1325 E. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 565-2633

Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER)
4741 E. Cesar E Chavez Avenue
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Target Populations: Women

(213) 749-3970