The Utilities and Construction Prep Program is a seven-week intensive training program that addresses basic skills in math and English, as well as, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, and financial literacy in the context of preparing for careers in the construction trades or utility sectors.
Using a cohort-based learning community, the program includes broad outreach to disconnected and under-prepared adults and intensive support services, including case management. The program is the result of the work of an industry-driven collaborative that includes faculty, major employers, labor unions and workforce agencies. Upon completion, students are ready to move into employment, as well as to continue in educational programs to obtain certificates or degrees in either field.
LA Infrastructure and Sustainable Jobs Collaborative
The Utilities and Construction Prep Program administrators and staff participate in the LA Infrastructure and Sustainable Jobs Collaborative. Several members of the Collaborative participated on the design team for the Program. For more information visit the Collaborative website by clicking here.
Utilities and Construction Prep Program Wins Excellence in Workforce Development Award
The Utilities and Construction Prep Program wins for Outstanding Collaboration with Business and Industry at the 2008 Los Angeles Community College District's Excellence in Workforce Development Awards.
The Program was recognized for it's Outstanding Collaboration with Business and Industry - Designing training to meet specific industry needs; incorporating industry input into curriculum, expanding training to encourage development of new opportunities, securing endorsement from local businesses, and integrating classroom learning with work based learning.
What Students Say About the Program - Video
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Dean of Academic Affairs Los Angeles Trade-Technical College