About Us


"Bridging The Gaps Between Academia and Workforce Experience In The Construction, Utilities, Energy and Safety Industry"

Career Expansion, Inc. (CEI)  exists to uplift members of the underserved populations by providing high-quality, immediately applicable workforce training that opens doors to employment and education with expanded career growth and longevity in the industries of Construction, Utilities, Energy and Safety. 


To execute its mission, CEI facilitates the collaboration of academia, workforce development agencies, labor organizations, and industry professionals to build direct pathways from its training programs to employment education and career growth opportunities. Program graduates will have direct opportunities to join a union apprenticeship and become employed on one of the many mega-projects throughout southern California.   

What We Do


  •  At least 18-years-old

  • Physically able to perform-hands-on construction work

  •  Able to be on feet for 8- 12 hours daily

  • Capable of passing a drug test (required)

  • Comfortable working at all heights & in confined spaces


CEI's cross-disciplinary curriculum offers transferable skills, mandatory safety certificates, introduction to all the Building Trades Apprenticeship Programs, coordination of mandatory testing and boot camps necessary to pass in order to enter the various apprenticeship programs, and assistance with job placement/sponsorship letters upon graduation. 


All graduates receive the following certificates once they complete the 4-week course. 

  •  OSHA 30

  • CPR/First Aid/AED

  • OSHA 7405 Fall Protection

  • Confined Space Awareness

  •  Scaffold Safety

  • Respiratory Protection

  • Safety Attendant Training

  • Hand and Power Tools Training

Job Placement

CEI's commitment to assist with job placement for each of its program graduates. Through this integrative, long-term approach, CEI has created a successful training and instructional model that has, in 2018 alone, graduated over 300 candidates and has placed over 70% of its program graduates in CUES jobs, with the majority joining unions through local apprenticeships.





Julio Cesar Ybarra

Program Director


Doris Harrington

Program Manager


Marianna Correa

Marketing Coordinator




Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm

5021 Lennox Blvd Inglewood, CA 90304