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Occupational Skills Training

LA CAUSA offers occupational skills training in construction, culinary arts, and sales.


LA CAUSA offers vocational training in the construction field, that allows participants the opportunity to develop concrete skills while addressing the dilapidated housing conditions in their community. Simultaneously, our participants gain a valuable skill set that can help them earn a living wage and lead to career opportunities. As part of the program, LA CAUSA offers hands-on training at construction sites for all phases of construction, such as framing, finish carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical, roofing and tile setting. Unique to LA CAUSA is a strong presence of young women being trained in the residential construction field.


Culinary Arts

Our Hospitality and Culinary Arts program is designed to give students the fundamentals in food safety, nutrition, proper food handling and food preparation all while earning an industry recognized credential. While in the program students will also assist with event planning and execution. At the end of the program the students will take the food handlers exam where after passing they will be certified to work in a food service facility.

The student will also be exposed to various hospitality and foodservice venues through field trips and catering. This program is geared for students 17+ years old and will prepare them to work in the Hospitality Industry.

Latinx in Sales

LA CAUSA YouthBuild is partnered with UnidosUs, the largest national Latinx/Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. UnidosUs awarded LA CAUSA YouthBuild program for the implementation of the “Latinx in Sales” project. This work readiness training curriculum will educate and train young adults in the the food and beverage industry. We have formed partnerships with Frito Lay and Pepsi Co who have committed to providing job placement opportunities to qualified candidates. 

Program Goals:

  • Prepare YB seniors/graduates in the Latinx workforce to be competitive in the global job market

  • Practice to close the skills gap and promote upward mobility among Latinx workers

  • Launch YB participants into lifelong career pathways in the food and beverage industry

Sales Application


Recording Arts

LA CAUSA is partnered with 4 Learning who has over 20 years of experience in designing for-credit learning opportunities through the recording arts and other creative endeavors. We're here to reach students through music, audio engineering, photography, and videography. Workshops emphasize the development of musical and entrepreneurial skills and promote conflict transformation strategies.

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