Cloud & Fire is a faith-based organization that shares Christ’s love with low-income youth and their families. Our programs address the needs of our constituents, who are primarily Latino youth from distressed communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.We utilize a variety of practical methods to demonstrate the gospel message in tangible ways, and provide a holistic approach that meets the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our clients.

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Why Manufacturing?

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The manufacturing industry in Los Angeles is thriving but local employers tell us they struggle to find candidates for open positions. Meanwhile, thousands of youth are out-of-school and unemployed. Work ethic and basic skills are the essential ingredients, so with this in mind, Cloud & Fire’s manufacturing pre-apprenticeship prepares youth to enter the manufacturing labor force.

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The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has officially endorsed Cloud & Fire’s pre-apprenticeship program as the most promising source of entry-level worker.The pilot program will begin with 25 candidates who will be ready for their next step by June 2016.

Components of the Cloud & Fire YouthBuild Pre-Apprenticeship Model

  • Industry Tours
  • Soft Skills Training
  • MSSC Curriculum
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Career Navigation
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • EduFactor
  • Internships
  • Campus Tours
  • Career Speakers
  • Shop Math
  • Print Reading

Components of the Cloud & Fire YouthBuild Pre-Apprenticeship Model

  • The Center for Work Ethic Development
  • Klune Industries
  • Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
  • National Tooling and Machining Association – San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • Prompt Machine Products, Inc.
  • Repairtech International, Inc.
  • Superior Thread Rolling Company
  • Xceliron

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