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Green Building and Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship
Training Partnerships:

Kern/Inyo/Mono Consortium
Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Type of organization: Workforce Investment Board.

Type of training: Preparation for jobs in green construction, solar panel installation, and the wind energy industry using transferrable skills found in plumbing, sheet metal work, and electrical systems installation. Classes are designed for unemployed or underemployed workers with little or no experience in the construction industry.

Area served: Kern, Inyo and Mono counties.

Location of training: Kern Community College District campuses and other sites.

Estimated trainees: 120

Instruction details: Services provided will include skills assessment, basic skills training and vocational English as a second language classes as needed. Soft skills, work readiness training, and job search assistance will be incorporated into the program along with on-the-job training and work experience.

Result of classes: A certificate endorsed by the Green Regional Employer Council, indicating completion of the Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship course. Program completers will be qualified to apply for apprenticeships through the Kern County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee; the Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties Plumbing, Pipefitter and Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee; and the Kern and Northern Los Angeles Counties Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

More about the organization: Employers' Training Resource (ETR) administers the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services for Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties. Primary partners for the proposed program are the Kern Community College District, Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 105, Bakersfield.

Find more information here: TBA

Program Manager Contact:
Verna Lewis
(661) 336-6849


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