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Green Building and Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship
Training Partnerships:

San Francisco Department of Economic and Workforce Development
Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Training Partnerships Program


Type of organization: A regional consortium of Workforce Investment Boards, community colleges, community workforce providers, labor, and employers.

Type of training: The program's population will consist of a diverse mix of San Francisco residents, 100% of whom will be drawn from Clean Energy Workforce Training Program special populations. At least 25% of the participants will be women and the group will reflect San Francisco's ethnic diversity.

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development program targets entry level jobs in two growth energy efficiency subsectors - energy retrofitting of existing homes and retro-commissioning of existing buildings and facilities.

Area served: The greater East San Francisco Bay Area, Interstate 80 and 880 corridors.

Location of training: City College of San Francisco and Synergy Companies.

Estimated trainees: 150

Instruction details: Three, 18-week (630 hour) training cycles with 50 participants in each cycle over the course of 18 months in a combination of classroom and hands on training in basic construction skills, general and job site safety training, introductory labor studies, math, workforce entry skills, and introductory electrical, plumbing and HVAC skills.

The training will also include a Green Building phase consisting of environmental literacy, introduction to green building, energy fundamentals, retrofits and energy efficiency, water efficient buildings and retrofit, solar hot water installation and design principles, and solar electrical installation and design principles.

Finally, all participants will complete a certified 40-hour Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste course taught by a local training provider.

Result of classes: Program graduates will be referred to local apprenticeship programs and placed with local contractors. The training and certifications participants receive during their training will make them quite marketable to contractors, and some participants may incorporate their green building and energy efficiency skills into their chosen craft work as they complete all the requirements for journey status.

For other participants, the training will open up new career opportunities in marketing installing energy efficiency measures.

More about the organization: The Office of Economic and Workforce Development is dedicated to enhancing San Francisco's economic vitality. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development oversees' activities and programs related to business attraction and retention, workforce development, international business, development planning, and neighborhood commercial revitalization.

Find more information here:
www.oewd.org
www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=134

Program Manager Contact:
Guillermo Rodriguez
(415) 581-2311

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