The Workforce Development for Adults department at CRCD connects dislocated workers, veterans, and the formerly incarcerated with wraparound employment, training, and financial coaching services. As the lead agency operating the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center, we are a proud partner of the America’s Job Center network. Through one-on-one career coaching, CRCD team members identify employment pathways and provide individuals with the opportunities to succeed in a career with family sustaining wages. We offer personalized industry training, workforce readiness, financial coaching, entrepreneur training, and other support services.
We can help you develop new skills and find a job!
We offer the following free services for job seekers:
All events are free of charge for job seekers and offer access to potential employers as well as the opportunity to interview and gain employment on the spot.
LA Trade-Technical College
Tom Bradley Center for Student Life (formerly Redwood Hall)
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Construction Trade Orientation – Every Thursday at 10AM
Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center
Campus map to Tom Bradley Center for Student Life
Public transit: Easy access from buses, Expo Line, Blue Line
Parking on campus: Lot F
If TTY is needed to contact us, please use 711 for Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS).
The Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center operated by CRCD is designed to strengthen and improve the City of Los Angeles’ public workforce system and help get Angelenos, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers as well as helping employers hire and retain skilled workers.
The Financial Education Center helps individuals reach their goals and secure financial sustainability. We host a 3-day workshop that covers credit, budgets, and money management. During one-on-one sessions with a financial coach, clients are given the opportunity to focus on the issues that are holding them back from achieving their financial goals.
LA:RISE creates an employer-driven pathway that integrates public, private, nonprofit, and educational systems to support individuals on their way to full-time employment. LA:RISE invests in social enterprises that earn revenue while providing a supportive work environment that offers on-the-job training and skill development for hard-to-serve populations, creating a win-win for the employers and job seekers.
Provides educational and tutoring support to individuals who want high-wage employment opportunities and need additional support to pursue certifications to meet the requirements of the employer.
The Targeted Local Hire program is in place to support under-served and under-employed populations in finding an alternative pathway to rewarding civil service careers with the City of Los Angeles. Candidates receive on-the-job training and complete an assessment period before transitioning to civil service employment.
LARCA 2.0 serves class members identified in the gang injunction curfew settlement in the case of “Rodriguez vs. the City of Los Acngeles” by providing them with jobs, education programs, work readiness and employment services that prepare them to enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs, and vocational training opportunities leading to available employment in high-demand industries.
INVEST program creates employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. This program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS’ workforce development system to provide training and support that will help individuals on probation enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.