WHAT: The Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps) is hosting a College & Career Fair on Friday, November 2, 2018 for teens and young adults in Los Angeles. The event is free, open to the public, and complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees. Attendees will meet college contacts and prospective employers and will have the chance to win a free Apple iPad!
WHO: Teens and young adults are invited to attend. Current LA Corpsmembers will be available for interview at the LA Corps booth.
Participating employers, service providers and colleges include: CalTrans, LA County Sherriff’s Department, SoCalGas, National Park Service, Allied Universal Security Services, FedEx, Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Public Social Services, GRID Alternatives, LA Trade Technical College, LA City College, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, and Glendale Community College, among others.
Sponsors include: The Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Intel and Los Angeles World Airports.
WHERE: Goodwill Center of Southern California located at 3150 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, 90065.
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2018: Current Corpsmembers and alumni will attend VIP workshop sessions from 9am – 10am, the public is invited to attend from 10am-12 noon. Lunch will be held 12 noon – 1pm.
WHY: Los Angeles’ unemployment rate has dropped to a historic low, yet the rate remains high in Los Angeles’ disadvantaged communities. More than 200,000 (16%) of young adults between the ages of 18-24 in the LA Metro Area are out of work or out of school, and over half haven’t worked in the last five years or haven’t’ worked at all. The LA Corps helps by transforming youth and young adults by putting them on a path to careers or college through comprehensive work experience, job training, case management and the chance to earn their high school diploma. The LA Corps offers them opportunities to develop a work ethic, a marketable skillset, and a resume to boost them forward to a promising career track.
CONTACT: RSVP and sponsorship information are online at: www.lacorps.org/myfuture
Interested employers or college representatives can contact Gaby Jimenez, Case & Transition Program Manager at the LA Corps at [email protected] or 213-362-9000 ext. 539.
For more information, contact: Mike Mena at: 310-913-0625 or [email protected]