LAYC's mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.
LAYC’s job readiness programs focus on the work skills and living wage needs of low-income, multicultural youth who are not in school or employed. Our programs provide critical opportunities to develop job skills, get job training and certifications, and access internship and employment opportunities. Most programs are self-paced and some offer advanced GED education.
Workforce programs include general job readiness and life skills training as well as options for specific training in workforce safety, entrepreneurship, leadership, construction and maintenance, CPR, OSHA, COMP TIA +, Network +, Security + and IT Fundamentals, depending on the workforce training program. Business Administration & IT and Green Jobs are currently the focus areas of LAYC programming. Internships are available with partner businesses including government offices, hospitals, community organizations, educational institutions, and service sector.
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