Our Mission

To help build the skillsets and mindsets which lead to lifelong learning, leadership, and livelihood by reducing workforce barriers that provide employment opportunities in various trades. We prioritize the youth, women, and justice impacted individuals who are often overlooked.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving community where there is equal access to livable wages and apprenticeship career pathway opportunities which result in a diverse and skilled workforce.

Our Goal

To prepare workers for the minimum requirements for entry into an established apprenticeship program.

Our Values

SoCal ensures that our participants possess the resources, knowledge, accountability, and commitment needed to make excellent leaders in the community. We value people. We do not discriminate against age, national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, background, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our Program

SoCal Pre Apprenticeship Program is a 16-week program that requires students to attend three (3) hour lessons, three (3) times per week. Our curriculum teaches skills needed to succeed in various industries. The SoCal training focuses on entry-level occupational skills and trade-specific industry standards. Throughout our course, participants have access to Case Managers for support and guidance through the duration of the program.

Program Costs

The current cost of our 16-week program will vary. There are various types of scholarships and financial assistance programs that students may be eligible for. Our team will provide additional information and details on the cost and funding options once the application is received.

Note for San Diego residents the program cost is $7,000.

Our team members help participants connect with our direct partners as well as public groups, organizations, and/or services to meet their needs.

Such wraparound services include:

Housing Support

Childcare (while in class)

Transportation (i.e. buss passes/gas vouchers/car repairs)

Digital Literacy

Mental Health Support

Obtaining State Issued Identification