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HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) Orientation

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Los Angeles Southwest College

1600 West Imperial Highway

Los Angeles, CA 90047

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Start your journey toward a rewarding construction career in support of LAX’s multi-billion dollar capital improvement program!

The August 25th Orientation is mandatory to be considered for the next training class. We will have about 30 slots available. We will provide information for alternative training and employment programs for those not selected.

**Orientation will begin promptly at 8:00 am; late arrivals will not be allowed to attend. The doors will be locked. Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early to allow time to park, walk to the location, and get through registration. Los Angeles Southwest College's campus is very large. Orientation will be at the theater. Registration will begin around 7 am after setup is complete. Doors will open at 7:45 am.

This orientation is for the class starting September 10th, 2018. The class will last 8 weeks, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 1 pm. You must be able to attend all classes and arrive on time.

For the Orientation, please bring your resume, ID, proof of right to work (i.e. Social Security Card, US Passport, Legal Resident Card), and be prepared to interview.


How Do I Qualify For This Free Training?

  • Strong interest in a construction career
  • 17 ½ or older
  • California ID Card
  • Social Security Card

Check and see if you qualify in the LAX Area

Individuals residing in any of these zip codes are eligible to participate in the HireLAX ARP.


At Orientation, you will learn about the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program. You will submit your application for the program, be screened and interviewed. If selected, this 8 week training course provides everything needed to help begin your construction career at NO COST to you!

The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, a 120 hour union-developed pre-apprenticeship course

  • Orientation to Union Construction
  • Construction Trade Awareness
  • Heritage of the American Worker
  • Basic Construction Math
  • Green Construction
  • Tools and Materials
  • Basic Blueprint Reading

OSHA-10 and First Aid Certification

  • Safety certifications needed to get a union apprenticeship

Hands-On Projects

  • An introduction to working with real construction tools and materials
  • Class construction projects

Employment Development

  • Develop confidence to succeed throughout the union interview process
  • Create a construction-oriented resume
  • Learn strategies to obtain a union construction career



It’s estimated between 15% - 30% of construction workers are already or will be eligible for retirement in the next 5 years. Enormous opportunities for those starting a career!


Within a few days of registering you will receive an email with further information regarding applying for the program. Failure to fill out this paperwork in advance may delay your application and could result in you not being fully screened on the day of orientation (depending on number of applicants). This is an 8 week Apprenticeship Readiness Program. It is not paid training. After successful completion of the program and acceptance into an apprenticeship program, apprenticeships are paid.

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