500-Hour Course .

Facilitated by a certified journeyman from Carpenters Union Local 213, PVJOBS is excited to offer our first 500-Hour Hands-On Training Course. Utilizing the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund’s and Career Connections Project Books 1, 2 and 3, graduates will be prepared for direct referral into the Carpenters Union. The 500-Hour Course is structured to teach hands-on pre-apprenticeship skills, including:

  • Using a measuring tape

  • On-site safety procedures

  • Cutting wood

  • Using power tools, including power drills

  • Using a hammer

  • Education of proper fasteners usage

  • Using a chalk line

  • Framing

  • House foundation

  • Flooring

  • Reading blueprint layout

  • Materials names and functions

  • Proper tool usage

  • Stripping and stocking materials

  • Familiarization with construction terminology

  • Building construction teamwork

  • Learning the union membership entry process


Our 500-Hour Course has an open enrollment. Classes are held weekly. Please contact PVJOBS at (323) 432-3955 for eligibility and details.

Contact Us

The PVJOBS office is located at 4112 South Main Street in South Los Angeles, on the northeast corner of 41st Place and Main Street. From the Harbor/Pasadena I-110 Freeway, exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and turn east, travel less than 1/2 mile to Main Street, turn right. PVJOBS will be on your left at 41st Place.


4112 South Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037




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