Mar 21, 2016
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Chevron and the RichmondBUILD career-training academy are hosting a Trades Day on Tuesday, April 5, related to the upcoming Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.

Trades Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 440 Civic Center Plaza, will provide information about temporary opportunities through third party contractors on the Modernization Project, a $1 billion project to install technologies that will make the Refinery newer, cleaner and safer.

Information about apprenticeships, education and employment resources will be provided at Trades Day. Residents wanting to receive career training can sign up with the RichmondBUILD Academy, and they will also receive help in removing barriers to their employment.

Preferences will be made to residents residing in local zipcodes, as listed in the flyer below.

Veterans and women are encouraged to attend.

Click flyer to enlarge:

Trades Day Flyer_v4


  1. I hope they stress at this event the need for these applicants to be able to pass standard drug screening. Every job in these refineries requires a pre-employment drug test and then there are random drug tests while employed. We may not want to admit it but too many of our young people cannot leave the weed alone and this will prevent them from embarking on a career that can provide for them and their families. It doesn’t matter whether it’s medicinal marijuana or not–you can’t work in a refinery while under the influence of any drug or alcohol.

    Don Gosney | Mar 21st, 2016

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