Emergency Fund

Karen Amarawansa Emergency Fund provides emergency monies of up to $300 for students in need, which can range from basic necessities such as shelter to tuition assistance and technical or educational tools to support their job search.


The Foundation provides scholarships to students based on need and a new funding formula that serves the whole student’s needs wants and aspirations, so that they can persevere and succeed. 


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and is designed for student preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.  Each year, LATTC students compete in regional, state and national levels.  Our support of this competitive program ensures not only that our students are receiving academic, leadership, citizenship and character-building instruction, but also creates a space for our students to bond and work together as a team.  Students who participate in this program are more likely to finish their education and are also exposed to industry and union leaders who often hire them based on their impressive results.

Tools for the Trades

This unique program provides gives deserving students an opportunity to compete for jobs in their industries by providing them with necessary supplies.  Such tools include a set of knives for culinary arts, a beauty kit for cosmetology, or tools and a tool belt for construction.   The Foundation provides over $150,000 of tools to 50-65 students each year, valued between $1000-$2000.   Over the past 28 years, the LATTC Foundation has given approximately $1.75 million dollars in scholarships to the Tools program.  We’re so proud to provide this much needed support to get our students off to the right start.