Compass Rose Collective (CRC) participant Raymond Saiz at his new job, obtained with the help of the CRC training
Fifteen Compass Rose Collective (CRC) participants completed their Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Training (HAZWOPER) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification in early March 2019.

This was a short-term certification cohort to prepare the participants for an upcoming Malibu Fire clean-up project and for other construction jobs.

“Everything I learned in the training, I use every day at work,” said CRC participant Steven. “This is my first real job and it feels amazing.”

Steven completed his safety pre-apprenticeship training, OSHA30, CPR and forklift training in December 2018 and recently started work as a cabinet maker.

CRC participant Raymond completed similar training and recently was hired as a construction laborer. He said he’s “really grateful for this opportunity. My goal is to get into the electrical union next year.”

The Compass Rose Collective training series is currently being offered through the Boyle Heights YouthSource Center. Review the recent CRC Success Stories and CRCollaborative Pamphlet flyers for more about the course and how to apply for the program.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 25, 2019. Read this issue and more.