Advanced Prototyping Center (APC) Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for Cohort 3!

Learn more about the APC Fellowship Program below.

The LACI APC Fellowship Program is a multi-tiered workforce training pipeline program to provide technical training, interpersonal skills, and industry-recognized certifications to succeed in the green economy. Participants in the program are paired with LACI startups and partners for internships and job opportunities—all part of our mission to build an inclusive green economy.   

The APC Fellowship Program timeline is as follows:

June 12 – Virtual Career Exploration Day
50 students participate in an experimental learning day at LACI (virtually) to explore careers in the cleantech sector.

June 29 – Virtual Technical Bootcamp (six weeks)
30 students are selected to participate in a six-week technical bootcamp focused on EV charger maintenance and troubleshooting.

August 17 – Career Fair
Students are invited to participate in a career fair with LACI startups, partner organizations and employers.

August 24 – Internship
Graduates will receive three months of technical support from training contractors to ensure they are providing quality maintenance services.

Program Overview

60 participants attend Career Exploration Day

30 students are selected to attend
a three-week bootcamp

All participants are invited to a Career Fair, where LACI companies, partner organizations and other employers meet and potentially hire participants

All participants receive ongoing career coaching,
plus job placement services for three months after graduation.

Skills Gained

Students in the six-week bootcamp gain industry-recognized credentials.

Technical Skills

EVSE Troubleshooting, Repair, Commissioning, CAD/CAM and Project Management

Interpersonal Skills

Problem-solving, Teamwork, Communication, Listening and Creativity

APC Fellowship
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About the APC

About the APC

The LACI Advanced Prototyping Center (APC) is a world-class collection of machines, labs and shops staffed by experts who are ready to share and teach their skills. A community of entrepreneurs, artists, inventors and startups working in a state-of-the-art collaborative workspace, APC capabilities include a waterjet, CNC mill, CNC lathe, 3D and Roland large format printing, and more. Find out more at laci.org/apc The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), a private nonprofit organization, is creating an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation (working with startups to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies), transforming markets (through partnerships in transportation, energy and sustainable cities) and enhancing communities (through workforce development, pilots and other programs). Founded as an economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI. In the past seven years, LACI has helped 220 startups raise $465M in funding, $270M in revenue, create 2,100 jobs, and deliver more than $470M in long term economic value. Learn more at laci.org

The APC Fellowship program is supported by the California Workforce Development Board, the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the Bently Foundation, Wells Fargo, Annenberg Tech and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and is brought to you by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI).