El Proyecto YouthSource Center participants that graduated from the Los Angeles Valley College Advanced Manufacturing Academy on May 21, 2019
Six participants from the El Proyecto YouthSource Center graduated from the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Advanced Manufacturing Academy May 21, 2019. All of the graduates have already started jobs in the manufacturing industry.

The program teaches students to become Computer Numerically Controlled Operators, a highly specialized position where trainees handle computer-programmed machinery that perform functions such as drilling, cutting or shaping materials.

Entry-level wages begin at minimum wage and go up to $18 per hour, depending on previous work experience and the size of the company.

The LAVC has several Workforce Training Academies including: Bus Operations Training, Manufacturing, Biotech, Human Services, and Professional Extension offerings. LAVC Workforce Academy is a proud partner of the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development system focused on employer-driven, high placement career training.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 27, 2019. Read this issue and more.