Breaking Down Barriers

Marcus Conley, CBA cycle 22, struggled with outstanding barriers associated with his driver’s license, preventing him from being indentured into many local construction trade unions.

Through a collaborative effort between OEWD and several community based organizations, including the A. Philip Randolph Institute and Young Community Developers, Marcus was provided with the funding needed to remove this barrier.

Marcus demonstrated a level of personal and professional growth, committing to resolve his issues and complete the Academy’s 18-week training program. With a valid California Driver License, Marcus was indentured as a Drywall/Latherer with Local 68L and is currently working with California Drywall.