Start a New Career in 10 Weeks
Our pre-apprenticeship classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two hours and Saturdays for four hours.
Prepare for Success
Over a 2 month period students will learn what it takes to pass the written and oral exams for entry into a Union.
Learn From Experts
Learn from industry leaders with decades of experience in training and preparing students to become successful apprentices.
Grow Your Skillset
You will learn not only how to get an apprenticeship, but also how to keep it and thrive in your new career.
10 Weeks: Tues/Thurs 6pm – 8pm
Saturdays 8am – 12pm
“This is a great time to start a career in construction. With billions of dollars being spent in Los Angeles, this program offers a unique opportunity to start a career building the skyscrapers, stadiums, and public works projects that are the future of Los Angeles – with great earning potential and union benefits – if you’re willing to put in the work.”
-Amare El Jamii, Co-Founder & Instructor
Construction Career Academy
What You Will Learn
Written Exam Prep
We will cover construction math concepts that you will use everyday on the job through entry level algebra and geometry to spatial analysis and mechanical principals.
Oral Exam Prep
We will prepare students for the traditional panel style interviews conducted by the majority of Building Trades. This will be done in the classroom, one-on-one, as well as mock interviews.
Students will learn the necessary soft skills and worksite safety protocols needed to successfully navigate and excel through the various union apprenticeship programs.
James T. Mitchell
James T Mitchell has over thirty years of experience in the industrial training management field. This includes personnel screening and selection, union construction entrance exam preparation, labor market research and analysis, vocational counseling and industrial training program development for all 26 construction trades. He also has experience in teaching mathematics, student counseling and clinical psychology. The industries Mr. Mitchell has served include: construction (both industrial and residential), heavy manufacturing, oil refining, shipyards, transportation and military. His formal education includes a bachelor of arts in psychology and sociology as well as a master of science in psychology from Tennessee State University.
Amare El Jamii
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