The program dedicated to

EMPOWERING & EMPLOYING

a new generation of

INDUSTRIAL ARTISTS

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As the industrial arts have been increasingly vanishing from our public school system, GOOD+LIFE has stepped up to teach LACP students the value of these trades such as welding, metal shaping, and woodworking in furniture design and fabrication applications. In economically depressed areas all across the nation, steady employment is nearly impossible to come by. Most entry level positions require some type of previous experience, schooling, and/or recommendations. The GOOD+LIFE branch of LACP opened in 2018 with the mission of creating gainful employment for eligible students while also providing a creative outlet: a social enterprise making an impact on youth quality of life.

 

The brand is helping students secure employment now and in the future by combining meaningful work experience and professional/skill development for manufacturing industry positions in high demand. Students in the program learn about every aspect of the furniture making process, from ergonomic design, blueprinting/drafting, measuring, cutting, shaping, welding, grinding, and more. 

THE GOOD+LIFE APPRENTICESHIP

A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRAINING PROGRAM AND JOB PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY

OUR GOAL

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 pilot 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

SOFT SKILLS

INDUSTRY

BASICS

PAID JOB TRAINING

CAREER

PLACEMENT

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.

APPRENTICESHIP

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).

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ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

WEEKS  7 - 12

After week 6, apprentices who've made it this far will have the oportunity 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 building functional full scale furniture and decor products for contract jobs as well as commissioned pieces (see our portfolio below). At the end of the 12 weeks students will graduate with all the basic necessary skills to enter the industrial manufacturing workforce.

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