Services Offered at ELASC - East Los Angeles Skills Center


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The Bookstore processes class enrollment fees, material fees, textbook sales, school supplies, school IDs, and sales.

Bookstore hours at ELASC:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Bookstore hours at Eastside LC:
Monday - Thurday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
(closed from 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Counseling and placement services for English language learners and high school diploma students are provided at East LA Skills Center and Eastside Learning Center.

ELASC Main Campus
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eastside Learning Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Thurday
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 12:15 PM

The Disability Support Services Office (DSS) provides assistance to adults who have a documented, verifiable disability.

Office Hours:          Tuesday & Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.           
Office Location:      Counseling      
Program Advisor:    Marisela Bustillos, DSS Advisor
Office Tech:            N/A   

Services available include course advisement, registration assistance, assessment & classroom accommodations, sign language interpreters, assistive technology, agency referrals and liaison to work source centers and the Department of Rehabilitation and other community agencies.       

To be eligible for assistance, you will need to provide proper documentation which states your disability.  This documentation may include:

  • A copy of an inactive I.E.P. (previous Special Education student)
  • A letter or medical report from a physician, psychologist or any qualified medical professional
  • Workers Compensation records
  • Record of a veteran's service-related disability

PLASE NOTE: all accommodations must be clearly identified, directly correlated to the disability, and documented by a medical professional who is qualified to make the diagnosis.

Once you have qualified and registered through the DSS Office, we will assist you with registration and coordination of service and accommodations throughout your training. We are always here to provide assistance and support throughout your educational path.

If you need financial assistance with the costs of training, and plan to enter into employment following the completion of your training, you may qualify for services and support through the Department of Rehabilitation and/or work source center.  These agencies offer free services to assist adults who have disabilities to prepare for and secure employment. See here for more information: Department of Rehabilitation.

East LA Skills Center is a Veterans Approved School.

Please contact our office at (323) 224-5970 if you are a U.S. Military Veteran interested in utilizing your VA educational benefits.

Please provide the following information in order to register for your classes:
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Enroll in an approved course of study.
  • Fill out and submit the Veterans Information Bulletin (VIB) at time of registration.

Please come see a counselor to find out what courses are currently approved for study, and the estimated time of completion.

VA & GI Bill benefits information:

Finding a job can be frustrating and intimidating.  We have several community partnerships and we have also collected useful online resources to help you along the way.

  • Build a network, make connections
  • Prepare a resume
  • Develop your interview skills
  • And most importantly: get educated... every professional job requires a skill, and such a skill comes only through education

Resume Templates: These are three basic business resume templates that can be modified to your needs. Keep in mind that different industry sectors require their own resume styles.

Other Samples & How-To:


Any of our students can visit our community partner representative who can help you with a job referral.
Contact: Shel Ruiz
Location: ELASC Counseling Office
Days:      Fridays only
Time:      9 AM - 1:00 PM  &  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Break:     1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Use one of the following FREE online resources to find that exciting job you are looking for:
  • CalJOBS (job search engine)
  • JobsLA (job search engine)
  • LA County HR (job search engine)
  • LA County Job Opportunities (job search engine)
  • USAJOBS (job search engine)
  • indeed (job search engine)
  • Wonolo (job agency... interview by phone app: quiz and onboarding call.  You work for Wonolo, and they send you to different external companies according to your skills)
  • BlueCrewJobs (job agency... in person interview requried.  You work for Bluecrewjobs, and they send you to different external companies according to your skills)
  • BlueCrewJobs vs Wonolo - see for yourself... they are competing to give you a job!!
  • MyNextMove for Veterans (job description search engine)
  • O*NET Online for Veterans (job description search engine)

Also, in case you need to file a California Unemployment Insurance Application:

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