A six-week training program designed to teach students basic construction skills and concrete forming and help them earn a number of industry-recognized certificates is scheduled to begin Feb. 5.

The class will run through mid-March and is organized through a joint effort involving the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office, San Joaquin County Office of Education, Greater Valley Conservation Corps, Tuolumne County Probation Department, Mother Lode Job Training, Northern California Carpenters Training Center, Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Council and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Students will receive a stipend.

The pre-apprenticeship training program was designed to prepare individuals to enter the trades for work in the public and private construction industry, including SFPUC Infrastructure projects. Another goal is to develop enough skilled workers who live in the region to fill jobs in the community and keep the money earned local.

This is the third cycle of training offered through this collaborative effort, and participants from past trainings have had a high rate of success in getting and retaining entry-level work in the construction trades.

For more information or an application to the program, call Project Coordinator Julia Stephens at (209) 401-1966.