Sign up for award-winning career training program

Award-winning career training program has openings

Last call for sign-ups! The registration period ends on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. for the next courses from the free, award-winning job training program that prepares local residents for high-paying careers in industrial facilities.

Classes start Jan. 22 and end June 19 for the Process Plant Operator (PPO) and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (IMM) programs. The PPO class is offered Mon-Thurs., 1-4pm and 6-9pm. The IMM class is offered Mon.-Thurs., 1-5pm and 6-10pm. Both classes are held at the Chevron Hensley Campus in Richmond.

The PPO course prepares students for entry level jobs operating refinery equipment, such as heating, lubrication and refining systems. The IMM program prepares students for entry level maintenance/mechanic jobs, such as welder/pipefitter, electrician and machinist.

The program, funded by Chevron Richmond in partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, has a proven track record for qualifying graduates for good-paying jobs. Students will learn technical skills such as mechanics, mathematics and chemistry, along with communication and analytical skills, safety practices and how to work independently and as part of a team. They are also provided job interview training.

For those interested in learning more or signing up, go here.


  1. This is a great opportunity for Richmond residents. Get out there, learn, make a difference and get going on earning a good living.