Career-seekers invited to pre-apprenticeship program


West Contra Costa residents are invited to participate in an 8-week pre-apprenticeship program in Marin City that provides direct entry into a lucrative construction career.

The Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship starts Monday, Feb. 4, and ends March 29. The program is fully funded and are no cost to the participant. Free employment services and job placements are also provided.

“We reach interested individuals throughout the Greater Bay Area and Valley who want construction training, certified licenses and to earn from $35,000 to $75,000 annually,” said Blia Xiong, MCCDC HR Operations Director.

Two classes are offered:

1. The first construction trades class includes job readiness workshops and physical agility training. Construction Trades Boot Camp will commence from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.  In partnership with the Laborer Local Union 261, four experienced instructors will teach courses in Construction Fundamentals including Construction Math, Safety and Health, Hazwoper 40 and Solar Photovoltaic (PV). Each graduate will receive construction certifications upon completion of the 8-week training and free construction job search and job placement.

2. The second class and job readiness workshops and physical agility training commences on April 8 and Boot Camp starts on May 6.  Both classes include a 4-week, intensive Construction Trades Boot Camp which starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. to get participants accustomed to the typical construction work day and performance requirements.

To enroll in the class and for more information, please contact Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director of the Marin City Community Development Corporation at (415) 339-2837 or email [email protected].

The MCCDC Construction Trades Program is sponsored by the Marin Community Foundation and the Marin County Department of Probation. For more information on the program, go here.