COMMUNITY COLLEGES— Graduates of a unique community college program called HireLAX are building the newest terminal at the L.A. airport. 11/05/2019
MORE ABOUT HIRELAX:
The HireLAX program, which is free for participants, provides students with a training program focusing on specialized construction skills, physical fitness, OSHA regulations, CPR/first aid response, construction math, labor history, hands-on training and visits to local union apprenticeship training programs and major construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport. Students also receive comprehensive case management funded by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and provided by nonprofits Flintridge Center and 2nd Call.
HireLAX has placed 76 percent of its graduates into jobs over the previous six cohorts with a majority of them starting as union apprenticeship participants.
Presentation of the community college series of Inside California Education is made possible by the
College Futures Foundation
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