WIN-LA Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

  1. What are the eligibility requirements?
    All program participants must be at least 18 years old with a
    legal right to work in the United States.
  2. Do I have to pay to participate in WIN-LA?
    No, WIN-LA is free to its participants.
  3. Where do I attend orientation and meet with my career coach?
    Participants will attend an orientation and meet with their career coach at one of the 11 WIN-LA Career Service Centers selected during registration.
  4. How will my career coach assist me?
    After the WIN-LA orientation, career coaches will guide individual participants through the remainder of the process, including identification of a career pathway and development of a personalized career pathway plan.
  5. What does career pathway planning consist of?
    This process consists of completing an intake and assessment to determine the individual needs of each participant. Career coaches work in collaboration with participants to develop an individualized career pathway plan inclusive of core WIN-LA services.
  6. What if I do not have experience in transportation?
    Experience is not required. Career coaches collaborate with participants to develop individualized career pathways plans inclusive of the necessary training and certifications needed for job postings.
  7. How much time should I expect to commit to this program?
    Participants will commit to attending an orientation, participating in career pathway planning, and enrollment in Transportation Workforce Readiness Training. Additional commitments are dependent upon the participant’s individualized career pathway plan developed with their career coach.
  8. What does the Transportation Workforce Readiness Training consist of?
    The Transportation Workforce Readiness Training is a mandatory, 4 to 5 day course that will provide WIN-LA participants with basic knowledge of the transportation industry, career options, and employment skills.
  9. Where will the Transportation Workforce Readiness Training be offered?
    At this time, the Transportation Work Readiness Training is co-facilitated by Los Angeles Trade Technical (LATTC) College and Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC).Classes will be held at the Transportation Workforce Institute on the LATTC campus in Downtown Los Angeles.
  10. When can I apply to a job with Metro?
    Participants can begin the application process with Metro once a career coach has deemed them job ready.
  11. Will I receive a position through WIN-LA?
    There is no guarantee of employment, but participants are provided opportunities to compete for open and available positions. Additionally, participants have access to a specialized employment portal which fast-tracks individuals to a winning career in transportation.