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Green Building and Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship
Training Partnerships:

Richmond City
RichmondBUILD Green Careers Academy

Type of organization: City Employment and Training Department.

Type of training: Pre-apprenticeship construction skills training that incorporates training in energy efficiency, environmental literacy, solar technology and solar installation as a component of a larger construction training program.
Participants will also receive training in soft skills, and basic skills instruction in math and reading will be available for those who require it.

Area served: The cities of Richmond and Berkeley.

Location of training: Interested applicants may sign up at the RichmondWORKS' One Stop Center, located at 330 – 25th Street, Richmond CA 94804

Estimated trainees: 190

Instruction details: A 16-week intensive program includes training in safety, first aid / CPR, power tools, framing, sheet rock, basic electrical, roofing, scaffolding, basic plumbing, basic welding, eco literacy, energy efficiency and solar installation training.

Result of classes: Graduates of the RichmondBUILD Green Careers Academy will be prepared for entry into a number of different green building and clean energy occupations, such as the following: Solar Thermal Installer or Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer or Technician, Plumber Apprentice, Carpenter Apprentice, Building Performance or Retrofitting Specialist, Energy Auditor or Home Energy Rater, Energy Conservation or Energy Efficiency Manager and HVAC Technician. To date, RichmondBUILD graduates have a 90 percent placement rate with an average wage of $18.33 an hour.

More about the organization: The RichmondBUILD Green Careers Academy is made up of a broad range of partners, some of which include: the Richmond and Alameda County Workforce Investment Boards, Contra Costa Community College, Solar Richmond, Rising Sun Energy Center, Ma'at Environmental Academy, Literacy for Every Adult Program, UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science, Green Energy Hispanic Education, Rubicon Programs, the City of Berkeley, Carpenter's Local 152, the Chevron Corporation, Sun Light and Power, and Solar City.

Find more information here: TBA

Program Manager Contact:
Fred Lucero
(510) 307-8034

RichmondBUILD's 12th Graduation Ceremony

Richmond had a graduation for its CEWTP trainees on August 6th, 2010. In attendance was Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Senator Loni Hancock, Marty Keller from the Governor's Office of the Small Business Advocate, and Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Congratulations Richmond Graduates!


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