Local Worker Hiring Program

The Local Worker Hire Program (LWHP) provides opportunities for district residents to be hired as craft workers on BuildLACCD projects.  Furthermore, LWHP works with college and non-profit apprenticeship programs to match job opportunities with district residents interested in a career in construction.  Project placement is made through prime and sub-contractors via union dispatch or contractor sponsorship.

Through the Project Labor Agreement (PLA), BuildLACCD and its contractors are guaranteed the skilled labor necessary to execute its capital improvement program. The PLA contains a 35% local worker hiring goal.

10% of the work shall be performed by local workers that face barriers to work entry.  A Disadvantaged Local Worker may be an individual without a high school diploma, history of incarceration, previously homeless, a single parent, previously unemployed for more than 90 days or a veteran.

These elements of the PLA are the framework for the LWHP.



Apprenticeship Preparation Programs


Los Angeles Trade Tech College Certificate Program


Los Angeles Trade Tech provides professional delivery of the most current industry relevant training, including sustainable construction techniques and other green technologies, for our students to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skill sets to obtain, sustain, or advance in their chosen career paths.

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YouthBuild provides students with a pre-apprenticeship construction certification from the Building Trades Multi-Craft Core Curriculum. Students learn in an environment of labor and management cooperation where master craft workers coach these students as they pick up the tools and techniques of the trades.

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“We Build” Program

Los Angeles Unified School School District

The Los Angeles Unified School District “We Build” Program provides local District residents with an opportunity to enroll in a comprehensive, ten-week pre-apprenticeship training program offered at Adult & Career Education Occupational/Skills Centers. Upon completion, “We Build” graduates are competitively positioned for placement on construction projects through its contractors and the local trade unions.
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Flintridge Center

The Pasadena/Altadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program offers a pathway to meaningful careers in the construction trades. The program helps steer young adults in high-risk circumstances away from gangs and street life by providing them with construction pre-apprenticeship training skills for successful placement into union apprenticeships.

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WINTER (Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles) provide students with workplace competency skills; life skills, and personal assessment; job retention skills; preparation for entry into non-traditional employment careers; safety instruction (OSHA 10, OSHA 30 certificate program); hands-on pre-apprenticeship training in construction trades; environmental education and remediation (HAZMAT lead, asbestos abatement, etc.); green retrofit building certification; and financial literacy and credit counseling.

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Local Worker Hire Program Contacts



If you are interested in making a career in construction and would like more information please contact:  Isabell Guillen at (323) 981-7230 or Nicolas Barrios at (323) 981-7225.

What the Community is Saying

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Anthony Montez

LATTC 2-year Plumbing Certificate

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LATTC 2yr Welding Certificate

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ARC/LATTC Pre-Apprenticeship

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Small Contractor Boot Camp Flyer - October 2020
OCTOBER 6, 2020

Small Contractor Boot Camp - October 2020

Contractor Boot Camp is a four-session program designed specifically for small contractors to improve their competitive bidding capacity. Through a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum, small contractors will learn more on the prequalification process for the Pre-Qualified Service Provider (PQSP) bench contracts for projects ranging from $25K - $5M, how to bid for work, and successfully execute BuildLACCD construction projects.

Opportunity Forum Flyer
JUNE 23, 2020

Contractor Opportunity Forum

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) $9.6 billion capital improvement program seeks to modernize and renovate the nine colleges of the District. Projects include new and renovated academic buildings and laboratories, libraries, sports facilities, arts complexes, administrative buildings, child development centers, central energy plants and renewable energy projects. The Board of Trustees established a 30% Local, Small, Emerging, Disabled Board Veteran (LSEDV) participation goal for all contracts.

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