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Students who needs a work permit during winter break and lives within LAUSD boundaries to the Work Experience Education Office located at the LAUSD Beaudry Central Office (333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90017)- this also includes all home-school, private and charter school students.  We are located directly on the 4th Street side of the Beaudry building (the former Civic Permits office)- there is no need to go through the 1st floor lobby anymore.  We will process student work permits for any closed school within LAUSD boundaries from Monday, December 23, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and then from Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Friday, January 10, 2020.  Our hours are 8:00 am to 4:50 pm. 


NOTE: Our office is closed from Wednesday, December 25, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020.


Please remind students that the work permits will be temporary and will expire TuesdayJanuary 21, 2020; your school can issue a permanent one once they come back from winter break.  In addition, please let your students know that they need to bring:


1)     A completed work permit application (B1-1)

2)     A current school ID with birth date on it (if the ID does not have a birth date, then they need to ALSO bring proof of their birth date)


The following link has more information including work permit applications and a link to a map on how to access parking when coming to our office:



For more information, please contact the Work Experience Education Office at (213) 241-7053 or at [email protected].

The Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program (UPCT)


Why was the UPCT program created?

The program was launched in 2011 as a partnership between IBEW Local 18 and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP).

It was created in response to DWP’s rising retirement rate and the need for good jobs in high unemployment areas in the City of Los Angeles.

40% of DWP’s workforce is fifty years old or older. In some occupations, like steam plant supervisors, more than 50% of the workforce is eligible to retire.

The program provides on the job training and a pathway to permanent employment in DWP.

As part of the Repower LA Coalition, IBEW Local 18 has created strong community ties to the program.


What does the program’s training consist of?

On the job training doing water infrastructure and power grid maintenance, as well as energy efficiency work for DWP clients such as schools, businesses, and homes;

Bi-monthly classroom trainings that allow for diverse career options at DWP;

Civil service exams preparation;

Online study on basic math, reading comprehension, and the fundamentals of electricity;

Mentorship and support from graduates of the program and soft skills training.


What are the benefits of the program?

UPCTs receive $16/hr. plus $7/hr. toward medical and pension benefits upon starting.

UPCTs are active union members represented by IBEW Local 18.

144 UPCTs have been hired between May 2011-September 2014. Of those, 93% are still working, either as UPCTs, or employees of the DWP, or the City of Los Angeles.

20 percent of the first 4 classes have found permanent civil service

Work Permits

Link to Work Experience Education (WEE) website


For more information, please contact the Work Experience Education Office at (213) 241-7053 or at [email protected].


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