HireLAX

is a partnership between Los Angeles World Airports, the LA/OC Building Trades Council, the Los Angeles Community College District, and the Flintridge Center, and is managed by Parsons Corporation, which also developed the program. Participating students are enrolled at Los Angeles Trade Tech College and the training is located on our Los Angeles Southwest College campus, which is near LAX.

About the Program

Many of the students are residents of communities surrounding Los Angeles International Airport, including Hawthorne, Lennox and Inglewood, and reflect the diversity of the area. Of the total graduates to-date, 64 percent are African American and 20 percent are Hispanic. Many students come from troubled pasts, and for them the HireLAX program represents a second chance at a rewarding, productive life. Over the course of the two cohorts, nearly 25 percent of the students have been female and about 46 percent of students had previous or current involvement with the criminal justice system. HireLAX includes life skills training and comprehensive mentoring support provided by Flintridge Center, 2nd Call as well as LA County and City of Los Angeles programs. By successfully completing HireLAX, students have taken a major step in their professional lives - and many graduates have already secured union jobs with major construction contracting firms. The HireLAX program comes as work continues on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar modernization project at the airport to improve the passenger experience, relieve traffic congestion and increase access to public transportation.

Changing lives.

By successfully completing HireLAX, students have taken a major step in their professional lives - and many graduates have already secured union jobs with major construction contracting firms. The HireLAX program comes as work continues on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar modernization project at the airport to improve the passenger experience, relieve traffic congestion and increase access to public transportation.

Questions?

The next cohort will begin in January 2020. Learn more by visiting: https://www.lawa.org

Or email: HireLAX@lawa.org