The UPCT Program

Learn more about IBEW Local 18 and LADWP’s Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) Program and how to create a bright future for yourselves! If you like working with your hands and want a long-time career with great benefits and great people, this program could really be a good fit for you! Through the union’s program, you can learn while you earn and be on a pathway to a middle class job. All of the pipeline educational materials, from resource guides, to prep booklets, and much more are available for community outreach and empowerment below.


Kick Off Your Future Career at LADWP (A booklet on how to join the UPCT Program) and While You Wait (Resources for while you wait on the book) (Print Ready Booklet + One Pager English)

(Just adjust your printer settings to “color”, “landscape”, “flip to short edge”, and “double sided” and fold/staple in the middle)

English and Math Preparatory Booklet (provided by IBEW Local 18 to those signing the book)


Kick Off Your Future Career at LADWP (PowerpointPresentation Script, English, Presentación y Guión en Español)


UPCT One Pager for Community Outreach  (English y Español)


UPCT Program Poster (to put up at your center, organization, etc.)


UPCT Factsheet (English)

Get some basic facts on the UPCT Program Application Process and Success Rates.