MEDIA ALERT

Media Alert: College and Career Fair in Watts 1/31

MEDIA ALERT

Young adults searching for an opportunity to better their future should attend the Annual LA Corps College and Career Fair in Watts.

The LA Corps and WLCAC bring together over 30 employers and colleges on January 31

Los Angeles, CA—-January 2020—-The LA Conservation Corps (LA Corps) and the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) invite young people from throughout Los Angeles to the Corps’ annual College & Career Fair. The goal of this event is to offer young Angelenos exposure to a variety of career and educational opportunities especially in emerging green jobs and match them to colleges and employers who are also dedicated to employing local Los Angeles residents. In attendance will be Corpsmembers from the Corps who are working on finding their path to a better and brighter future through the paid work experience, job training, educational opportunities, and supportive services offered at the Corps. Expected employers include City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, FedEx, Grid Alternatives, Local 78 Plumbers Union, Los Angeles River Center & Gardens, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, Northeast Trees, National Park Service, PeopleReady, SoCal Gas Company, and more.

WHAT:                  LA Corps Annual College and Career Fair with more than 30 employers/colleges attending, mock interviews, resume review, meet employers/college reps, and opportunities to share your resume.

WHO:                    Young adults interested in attending school at a nearby college and those that are on the job hunt. 150 attendees expected.

WHERE:                WLCAC Phoenix Hall: 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90059

WHEN:                  Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • 9 am – The first 30 people to register for Early Bird Public Admissionwill receive a FREE mock interview/resume review from 9am-10am
  • 10 am – College & Career Fair (open to the public)
  • 12 pm – Corpsmembers & WLCAC Customers: Attend the VIP lunch-and-learn “Dear Future LA” panel discussion sponsored by Coca Cola, from 12pm-1pm.

CONTACT:            Gaby Jimenez, LA Corps Case & Transition Program Manager: 323-224-2550 ext. 539    gjimenez@lacorps.org       

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @lacorps #lacorpspower

RSVP Online: https://bit.ly/college_career_fair

About the LA Conservation Corps

The LA Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization. We unleash the power of youth to restore the urban environment and preserve natural resources on the coast and in the forests and mountains surrounding Los Angeles. Corpsmembers make Los Angeles’ underserved urban neighborhoods better places to live, work, learn, and play. They build parks and community gardens, plant trees, restore habitats, refurbish trails, clean alleys, recycle and work on other projects and more. In the course of restoring the environment for future generations, and serving the communities they live in, youth are empowered to chart their own courses out of poverty and toward a meaningful career through access to education, job training, and support services. www.lacorps.org #LACorpsPower

About WLCAC

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for South Central Los Angeles residents, with the mission to improve the quality of life for the residents of Watts and neighboring communities. www.wlcacv.org

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