August 13, 2009
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall B
(+) Free Admissions for Construction Workers and career seekers! <- click for the application

Los Angeles Unified School District invites all interested local construction workers and individuals interested in beginning a career in construction to attend the CalCon Expo on August 13, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
At the CalCon Expo, individuals will be able to obtain access to union apprenticeship programs, employment support services, pre-apprenticeship construction training, and workshops on “green collar” career opportunities. Interested individuals should complete the attached registration form and bring it with them to the event for FREE ADMISSION.
Access to new opportunities is FREE at CalConExpo 2009! Please share this information with your constituents, neighbors and other partner organizations.

Careers in Construction . . . (also copied from the CalConExpo web page):
We Build” Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has launched an aggressive, $20 billion school construction and renovation program that will deliver new and modernized school facilities through the year 2012. As such, it will require a significant skilled labor force to accomplish its mission.

In recognition of the size and complexity of its school construction program, The LAUSD entered into a Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) to ensure the availability of skilled labor, labor stability, and to maximize local economic benefits through a 50% Local Worker participation Goal. This ambitious local worker participation goal is the foundation for the “We Build” Program.

Through the “We Build” Program, LAUSD has taken an aggressive market-driven approach to cultivate a highly skilled labor force in order to meet the needs of LAUSD multi-billion construction program. The program provides local District residents, both men and women, who want a career in construction an opportunity to participate in the construction and modernization of neighborhood schools through a high quality, 10-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program. Upon completion, “We Build” graduates are competitively positioned for placement on LAUSD construction projects through its prime and sub-contractors and the local trade unions.

The “We Build” Program is offered district-wide at the Division of Adult & Career Education Occupational/Skills Centers and Century Community Training Program.

School Name Address Phone
East Los Angeles Occupational 2100 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
East Los Angeles Skills Center 3921 Selig Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Harbor Occupational Center 740 N. Pacific Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center 10925 S.Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
North Valley Occupational Center 11450 Sharp Ave.
North Hills, CA 91345
West Valley Occupational Center 6200 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 818-346-3540


Anabel Barragan, Manager
“We Build” Program
Los Angeles Unified School District
333 S. Beaudry Ave., 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-241-4990
Visit the website for further information:

The Century Community Training Program (CCTP) provides local District residents with an opportunity to enroll in a comprehensive, eight-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program. CCTP offers building trade construction training for individuals interested in beginning a career in construction. Pre-apprenticeship training provides trainees with a comprehensive overview and hands-on experience in over 20 different construction trades. An employability plan will be developed for each trainee during their training to ensure their best match to a union building trade.

For further information, visit

Helmets to Hardhats is a national organization that facilitates the transition of men and women who served in the armed forces into the construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats is an integral element of the We Build Program that enables the District to recognize the contribution of those men and women who have served in the armed forces and are residents of Los Angeles neighborhoods. Individuals who possess past construction experience are evaluated and then referred to a trade union apprenticeship for placement on LAUSD construction projects. If individuals have served in the military but do not have construction experience, they are referred to the LAUSD Occupational/Skills Center for pre-apprenticeship training.

For further information, visit

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