Dec 7, 2015
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A free job training program that prepares local residents for careers at industrial facilities including the Chevron Richmond Refinery is currently enrolling students for its next semester of courses which begin in January.

The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) offers an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (IMM) training course and a Process Plant Operator (PPO) course. The trainings prepare residents for entry-level jobs and are jointly run by Chevron Richmond and the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE).

Classes for the IMM program, which run Monday through Thursday from Jan. 19 to June 15, teaches residents basic skills related to mechanics, electricity, safety, maintenance, communication, math and chemistry.

Classes for the PPO course, also Monday through Thursday from Jan. 19 to June 15, teaches basic skills related to process plant equipment and instrumentation, safety, communication, math and chemistry.

Classes for both the IMM and PPO course are offered in the afternoon and evening.

To register for the programs, students should visit All prospective students should attend an information session on Jan. 7 to learn more about enrollment and requirements.

See the flyers below for further information, including class schedules and who to call for more details.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.