L.a. / O.C. Building Trades Council Partners With Pasadena Schools to Create Pipeline of Potential Apprentices for Employers


Credit: Building Trade News https://laocbuildingtrades.org/

Pasadena, California is embarking on a new career technical education partnership to attract workers to "high wage, high demand" jobs in the building and construction trades. The city is teaming up with Pasadena City College, the L.A. / O.C. Building Trades Council, and local private businesses to establish a program that will identify and train potential apprentices for employers.

The L.A. / O.C. Building Trades Council will provide an instructor and pre-apprenticeship training curriculum that will be taught to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students for dual enrollment credit at PCC. Students will have the opportunity to continue their apprenticeship at PCC, with the possibility of receiving a stipend and college credit.

By partnering with local employers and schools, this program aims to create a pipeline of potential apprentices for employers in the building and construction trades. Additionally, it may help the city of Pasadena adhere to its local hiring agreements, which require a certain percentage of construction-related wages to be paid to workers who reside in the city.

This partnership is an important step in creating career pathways for students and workers in high-demand industries. The L.A. / O.C. Building Trades Council represents 48 local unions and district councils in 14 trades in the construction industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, making it a valuable partner in this effort. The program will not only benefit the local economy, but also provide opportunities for individuals seeking long-term careers in the building and construction trades.

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