July 11, 1993 |
The Century Freeway Pre-apprenticeship Program offers paid job training for teen-agers and adults who live along the freeway's route. Participants receive 240 to 320 hours of basic construction training over 12 weeks in areas such as carpentry and roofing. Hourly wages range from the minimum $4.25 to $6.60, paid on a graduated basis during training. Much of the construction involves replacing housing that was destroyed to make way for the Norwalk-to-LAX freeway.