Programs

The Los Angeles Trade Tech Foundation (LATTCF) is a fiscal agent of corporate grants, project grants, annual scholarship grants, sponsorships, and general donations given to support Foundation programs below:   

If you are a student, please go to LATTC Financial Aid for assistance: https://www.lattc.edu/services/financial-aid

Scholarships

The Foundation provides indirect funding for scholarships through the College. Awards are based on budget and qualifying factors  determined using the LATTC funding formula. The goal is to support a student’s needs wants and aspirations, so that they can persevere and succeed in achieving the skills and certifications needed to attain their professional goals. 

The Foundation is not involved in the recipient selection process and does not issue checks directly to students.

Tools for the Trades

This unique Foundation program provides students an opportunity to be competitive in their respective industries by providing them with necessary tools to perform in their career path. These are awarded in a ceremony and can be a grant for the purchase of tools, or actual tools.  In a typical year, and dependent on funding, the Foundation provides tools to 50-65 students each year.  Over the past 28 years, the LATTC Foundation has given approximately $1.75 million dollars in funding for the Tools of the Trade program.  This much needed support helps get our students off to the right start in their career. 

The Foundation welcomes Corporate In-Kind Sponsors and Individual Donors who can donate either minimum $500 gift cards from hardware retailers, or new equipment and tools from the Tools of the Trade wishlist. These tools can include NEW: professional knife kits for aspiring chefs, professional barbering and beauty kits for cosmetology, industrial sewing machines, welding safety equipment, HVAC equipment, construction equipment, woodworking equipment, and others. 

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry collaborating 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 level competitions. Student participation in this competitive program ensures they are receiving academic, leadership, citizenship and character-building instruction, while creating a space for our students to bond and work together as a team.  Students who participate in this program have hands on experience with the value of achievement and become more detailed oriented and competitive. They are in more likely to finish their education and are also exposed to industry and union leaders for hiring opportunities. Whenever possible, the LATTC Foundation provides budgetary support for students to participate in SkillsUSA. 

Named Assistance Funds

The Samantha T. Wagner Assistance Fund provides scholarship assistance to students with needs which are unable to be met by other scholarship funds or financial aid. Funds are provided annually by a donor to honor the memory of their daughter. In life, Samantha delighted in savoring new cuisine. Her family is sincerely grateful to the Nursing community for providing care and comfort.   

The LATTC Foundation Board of Directors Assistance Fund is provided by annual donations from Foundation Board members to help students who are experiencing hardship and have barriers to receiving traditional scholarship support.

The Karen Amarawansa Emergency Fund provides small dollar 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.

General Funds

General or undesignated funds received will be automatically directed to support the programs and operations of the LATTC Foundation. 

The LATTC Foundation is bound by strict compliance and ethical guidelines, and does not participate in, support, or condone any activity related to bias, unfairness, collusion, discrimination, or favoritism. Donors and grantors do not receive tangible benefits, preferential treatment, favors, or exceptional access to resources, faculty, students, private information, or vendor contracts. It is inherently understood by a donor that gifts are non-negotiable, nonconditional, and donors may not personally select recipients of funds, nor mandate or direct the end use of funds given to the Foundation towards vendors, departmental purchasing, or any other out of scope functions.