Citi Foundation Community Progress Makers Short-Term Job Training Program

Our regional economy – like the global economy – is changing dramatically and at an accelerated pace.

LA County has one of the highest geographic concentrations of aerospace and automotive jobs in the nation; and yet, for too many of our residents, especially those from low- to moderate-income communities, these jobs are out of reach with a lack of access to relevant free or low-cost training in these growing, but fast-changing, fields. Exacerbating matters, the talent requirements needed to work in these and other production-based industries are becoming more specialized, with mid-level jobs requiring more skills and routine jobs are becoming increasingly automated or, at best, pay minimum wage.

This economic transition has the potential to present many of LA’s residents with the promise of economic success.

Given these changes and opportunities, Propel L.A. has received funding from Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker’s Fund to work with local nonprofits and community based organizations to proactively seek out under-employed and dislocated workers in two regions of LA County for free, short-term Advanced Manufacturing Training Academies.

In partnership with El Camino College and the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB), and Los Angeles Valley College and Goodwill of Southern California will deliver training in machine tooling for jobs in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and other emerging industries. El Camino College is in close proximity to the areas of Inglewood, Lennox, and the South Bay; LA Valley College is near the areas of Pacoima and the San Fernando Valley.

Job Training Partners

Propel L.A. has partnered with El Camino College and Los Angeles Valley College to deliver short term training in machine tooling for jobs in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and other emerging industries. El Camino College is in close proximity to the areas of Inglewood, Lennox, and the South Bay; LA Valley College is near the areas of Pacoima and the San Fernando Valley.

2019 Classes – FREE 8-week programs. Information sessions for nonprofits and potential students will be offered at El Camino College, ITEC Room 112, from 4:30 – 5:30:

  • November 20
  • December 4

All classes begin February 11, 2019.

Information Sessions

Machine Tool Technology

Automotive, Collision, Repair, and Painting

Program FAQs

FREE 6-week programs on machine tooling.

Fall 2018 Manufacturing Academy

Information Sessions

LA Valley College will host an information and resource fair with over 50 resource providers.

Family Resource Fair

 

Program FAQs

The Public Policy Institute of California revealed in their independent, non-partisan research that the most promising strategy for improving wages for many of the working poor require access to high-quality education and training. Learn more about key measurements here.

To learn more about our FREE job training program, please contact Sam Marquez at [email protected] or 213-236-4862.

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