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Workforce Training

ACA Building, Room 1301 (map)

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Learn Manufacturing Theory and
Applied Principles


  • Conventional and CNC lathe and mill operations
  • Blueprint reading and inspection procedures
  • Shop safety and shop/technical math
  • Personal development skills
  • Guest speakers from industry and facility tours


The next Manufacturing Academy
begins on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Orientations will take place via Zoom on the following dates: 05/11/22, 05/18/22, 05/25/22, and 06/01/22 at 10am.

In-person, on-campus orientation dates: Thursday, 05/12/22, 05/19/22, 05/26/22, and 06/03/22.

For Zoom links and to RSVP, please contact David Blocker ( For additional information, call (818) 778-5610.

Campus Map

Certain eligibility requirements apply. Upon acceptance into the program, applicants must complete enrollment forms. Items needed if applicable: 

  • Valid CA ID/License Social Security Card, or if not a US citizen, Right-to-Work documents 
  • (Valid US Passport, or Alien Card); Selective Services (CPC/verify
  • Unemployment Insurance Documents (EDD)
  • Lay-off WARN Notice
  • Long-term unemployment of veterans

The Manufacturing Academy is funded by the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (WIB) via the WorkSource Centers of Southern California. Participants must meet criteria set by the City of LA WIB. The Manufacturing Academy is an LAVC Job Training Department sponsored program and is a not for credit class.