Frequently Asked Questions
From the December 8th Vermont Manchester Community Workshop
1. Do we have to complete training before being able to work on this site? What if we don’t complete training by the time the site is complete?
The project construction is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022 and will take (24) months to build. There is still time to complete training. Those with 3+ years of verifiable, professional construction experience may be able to qualify for sponsorship into the union as a late period apprentice or journeyman and should register for opportunities via Vernon-Central/LATTC Worksource Center. All others should complete CRCD’s MC3 Apprenticeship Readiness Training to qualify, to get connected please attend an orientation at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center.
2. How long is the training process?
The MC3 Apprenticeship Readiness Training, approved by the LA/OC Building Trades & Construction Council to prepare for local Apprenticeship Pathways, is 6 weeks long. The training is being offered by CRCD and you can get connected by attending an orientation at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center.
3. I'm a union carpenter apprentice local 213. Who is hiring at the Evermont project. I'm ready to work now?
4. Is there non-union apprenticeship training and programs connected to Local Hiring generally and specifically on this project?
5. How do we become a general contractor?
As is the case with starting any business, you want to know the work before you start a business in it. General Contractors must be generally familiar with all trades based on the type of construction they are performing. There is no best trade to start from. If you are interested in becoming a general contractor and live in LA City, please contact Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation www.vsedc.org for resources.
6. Is there a newsletter to sign up for to receive housing and other updates?
7. I do junk hauling and transport bulky items. Do you have work for my type of services?
8. I received my Flaggers Certification around two months ago. Unfortunately, it was only temporary work. I am looking for work in that field. How do I apply?
9. How many apprenticeship positions and hours are estimated for the Evermont?
10. How many journeyman positions and hours are estimated for the Evermont?
11. Do you need a covid-19 vaccine to work on this site?
12. What defines a Targeted Worker?
Per Section 1.22 of the LA County Community Workforce Agreement, the following criteria will be used to identify a Targeted Worker:
- Has a documented annual income at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Has no high school diploma or GED
- Has a history of involvement with the criminal justice system
- Is experiencing protracted unemployment
- Is a current recipient of government cash or assistance benefits
- Is homeless or has been homeless within the last year
- Is a custodial single parent
- Is a former foster youth
- Is a veteran
- Is an eligible migrant and seasonal farm worker
- Is a current English language learner
- Is an older individual (55+)
- Is disabled
- Is an individual with a low level of literacy