PASADENA, CA (October 31, 2017) – Parsons announced that it has been honored by the Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC) Foundation as a 2017 “Dream Maker” for the corporation’s local community economic impact work. Parsons has a long history of providing labor relations and project management services for some of the largest public works construction projects in California, and currently facilitates the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program to prepare local residents for skilled craft labor careers to support the $15 billion capital improvement program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The free apprenticeship readiness program, which began last month, is a unique collaboration between Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), LATTC, Los Angeles Southwest College, the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, Flintridge Center, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, and Parsons.
Parsons is the only company being recognized among the five honorees. The other honorees are Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, President, World Economic Development Corporation; Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission; Douglas Marian, Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer, United Association Plumbers Local 78; and Ernest Moreno, Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District.
“We are excited to be among such a prestigious group of honorees,” said Dan Sloan, Vice President of Labor Relations and General Manager of Parsons Constructors Inc. “Parsons is committed to assisting in the preparation of local residents for union apprenticeships in order to increase the workforce available for LAX’s modernization.”
Parsons’ “Dream Maker” award will be presented to Mr. Sloan by LACCD Board President Sydney Kamlager-Dove and State Senator Holly Mitchell’s office. The dinner was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at LATTC.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.