Apr 5, 2016
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Local job seekers streamed into the Bermuda Room at Richmond Memorial Auditorium Tuesday for Trades Day, where they connected directly with the career training and apprenticeship programs that can lead them to employment on the upcoming Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.

At the three-hour event hosted by Chevron and the RichmondBUILD career-training academy, representatives of the Refinery welcomed job seekers and introduced them to the various labor unions and other stakeholders hiring for positions on the $1 billion Refinery Modernization Project, which will install technologies to create a newer, cleaner and safer facility.

Applicants also had the option of receiving help with removing various barriers to their employment, including financial help from the SparkPoint Center and assistance in literacy or in achieving a diploma.

Check out the video for a broad view of the successful careers event.


About the Author

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.