EWDD is pleased to premiere a new social media video about the Targeted Local Hire Program (TLHP), which is designed to help under-served and under-employed Angelenos find an alternative pathway to civil service careers at the City of Los Angeles.
The video features Tyren Brown, a TLHP participant who is now a full-time Admin Clerk with civil service status at the Los Angeles Housing Community Investment Department (HCIDLA). His daily duties include reviewing complaints and scheduling inspector visits to ensure that housing is livable for tenants.
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.
Approximately 21 El Proyecto YouthSource Center participants attended Infrastructure for the Next Generation Workforce Development Fair on May 18, 2019. The event, hosted by Metro, was designed to expose and encourage high school students to pursue careers in building and designing physical structures and roads.
The fair was part of Metro’s National Infrastructure Week, which also provided opportunities for youth to engage with industry professionals to create networking opportunities, learn about diverse career paths and internship opportunities,
Up to 10 participants from the Compass Rose Collaborative Construction training series at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center will have the opportunity to work as carpenter apprentices at the $1 billion Lucas Museum Project, according to EWDD staff.
During the training, participants learned teamwork, safety, basic carpentry, framing, roofing and how to read blueprints and how to operate power tools.
Approximately 662 young Angelenos attended Hire LA’s Youth Super Satur-Yay event May 18, 2019, the City’s official summer kick-off event for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s youth employment initiative.
EWDD’s 14 YouthSource Centers opened up their doors for the special event, providing an opportunity for youth to visit their local YouthSource Center and get first dibs on a summer job through Hire LA’s Youth by giving them a chance to register and fill out required paperwork on-site. The program gives youth a chance to build skills that will last them a lifetime, said Makeda Vela, YouthSource Director.
The Hollywood WorkSource Center held its Second Chance Career and Resource Fair on May 7, 2019, providing an opportunity for individuals released from prison or with a history of involvement with the justice system to meet with re-entry friendly employers.
Approximately 260 job seekers attended the job fair, where 40 employers were on-hand offering jobs in construction, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation, security and other fields.