Workforce Development for Adults

Workforce Development for Adults 

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:

  • Free Internet Access, Computers, Printers, and Communication Tools to help broaden your search, research employers, create your resumé and cover letter, and prepare for interviews
  • Workshops designed to help you improve your job hunting, interview and resume skills
  • One-on-One Interview Preparation with one of our qualified staff members
  • Job Fairs/Recruitment Events throughout the year, hosted by the Vernon-Central WorkSource Center
  • Financial Coaching
  • Justice System Involved Employment Coaching

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.

Get started by completing the WorkSource Center online application here

Walk-ins WELCOME
  •    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM –4 PM

Contact Us:
   (213) 763-5951

Attend an orientation session to learn more:
  • Every Tuesday at 10AM
  • Every Thursday at 10AM

   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).




Skills training


Reentry served



We currently host and implement the following free programs:

Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center

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.

Financial Education Center

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. 

Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE)

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.

Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO)

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.

Targeted Local Hire

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 Gang Injunction (Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy)

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.

CRCD Workforce Development

CRCD Workforce Development

CRCD Workforce Development



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