LOST ANGELS WORK PROGRAM
A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRAINING PROGRAM AND JOB PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY
GOOD LIFE Manufacturing Social Enterprise provides vocational training, and paid apprenticeships for young adults ages 18 - 24 who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness and/or unemployment. The program's ultimate goal is to become a high-quality job placement resource, for manufacturing companies with entry-level openings. GOOD LIFE MFG. recruits CalWORKs recipients enrolled in L.A. County's GAIN or GROW programs.
12 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM
PAID JOB TRAINING
BRING YOUR "A GAME"
WEEKS 1 - 2
The first 2 weeks students attended a 5 day course created by LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education). It is a soft-skills development program called “Bring You’re A-Game to Work.”
The workshops include resume building, familiarization with job search practices, and mock interviews. After the first 2 weeks these skills are reinforced throughout the rest of the program with weekly sessions at LACOE.
WEEKS 3 - 6
The apprenticeship phase of the program consists of 4 hours of training, 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at LACP, students learn welding, basic tool safety, and industry standard practices for utilizing wood and metal in manufacturing applications.
The class begins fabricating simple structures almost immediately (i.e. metal boxes, pencil holders, small sculptures).
WEEKS 7 - 12
After week 6, apprentices who've made it this far will have the opportunity to join GOOD LIFE MFG. as a paid skilled laborer and continue their training. In this phase of the program, students put skills learned towards classic car restoration. At the end of the 12 weeks, students will graduate with all the basic necessary skills to enter the industrial manufacturing workforce and forklift certification.