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Worker Education & Resource Center, Inc

Los Angeles, CA | http://www.we-rc.org
Joined in July 2011


About Us

The Worker Education and Resource Center (WERC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003, that provides worker training opportunities in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, other public sector and safety net employers, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721. 

We provide dynamic, worker-centered training in a trauma-informed environment, in order to connect workers who have barriers to employment with good jobs and career pathways.

OUR MISSION is to connect workers to good, stable and permanent jobs, by providing and promoting the highest quality of workforce development.

OUR VISION: The Worker Education and Resource center will be a leader, catalyst, and model of a high road training partnership between labor and our employer partners – currently the County of Los Angeles and contracted community-based agencies who provide public service.

OUR CORE VALUES

Worker-centered

We respect the life experiences that participants bring to the workplace and provide educational programs that build on those strengths to promote compassion and dignity on the job.

Partnership

We engage with our employer partners upfront and throughout our programs to create curricula that address the specific skills and occupations that employers identify, using an apprenticeship approach.

Equity

We intentionally design our programs to target recruitment to reach people who are under-represented in specific occupations and to prepare them to succeed by valuing: transparency; peer support; counseling; mentorship, and advocacy.

The Worker Education and Resource Center (WERC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003, that provides worker training opportunities in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, other public sector and safety net employers, and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Job & Workplace

Location

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    1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States
    Suite 500

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