L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

Graduates of the 2023 fall HireLAX Construction Career Training Program pose with their City of Los Angeles completion certificates at the cohort culmination ceremony on October 20, 2023
The Southeast Los Angeles WorkSource Center (WSC), managed by EWDD’s partner Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), excitedly shared that 12 of their participants became HireLAX Construction Career Training Program graduates on October 20, 2023. The participants successfully completed the 8-week HireLAX training program that included learning about the construction field, receiving hands-on training, and exploring the various trades to become apprentices.

The WSC also provided students with a stipend to keep them motivated and assist with personal expenses. Participants who may have been involved with the criminal justice system or recently become victims of housing insecurity and homelessness were connected with case managers for further support.

The HireLAX Construction Career Training Program hopes to continue its success as it prepares to welcome the next training class, set to begin January 2024. Alphonso Reed, Business Services Representative at the Southeast LA WSC, is looking forward to the next class of students ready to change their lives and be part of the program. "This program and stipend is for a person to receive training, support, and an opportunity to succeed," Reed expressed.

To learn more about the HireLAX Construction Training Program and other programs available at the Southeast Los Angeles WSC, contact Alphonso Reed by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone at (323) 563-5673.

EWDD’s WorkSource Centers offer free job training, resume assistance, and skill training and placement services to local job seekers. Centers also offer a variety of employment, training and support services to LA businesses. Learn about the many programs and benefits offered through our Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from October 2023. Read this issue and more.