Current Programs and Resources
Construction Career Academy
Our construction apprenticeship readiness program prepares candidates to take and pass a union trade entry exam. The program is 10-weeks and includes 80-hours of instruction. Students not only learn about different pathways into construction, but also how to thrive in their new construction career. Topics of instruction include: construction math, interview techniques and workplace retention skills.
In partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, pronounced “NIFTY”) and American Airlines, the Los Angeles Urban League offers a Summer Entrepreneurial Business Institute for students ages 13-18 who reside in Los Angeles County. “BizCamp,” the two-week summer institute invites students to take a critical look at the needs of their community and then take action by developing an original business concept to positively create opportunity.
All of this leads up to the grand finale – the presentation of their business plan in the hopes of receiving a cash award to be applied to the development of their business moving forward.
Our Backstage Careers program prepares participants to start a new career in the entertainment industry by providing education and training in partnership with leading entertainment companies. We work with TV and film studios, production companies, entertainment guilds and unions to provide clients with internship stipends, apprenticeships and, job placements.
Small Business Connections
To find out if you qualify for assistance, submit a Small Business Development Project Pro Bono Assistance Application.
This cloud-based procurement platform allows small businesses to spend less time on research and more time bidding on relevant opportunities from government agencies and Tier 1 contractors.