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Green Building and Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship
Training Partnerships:

South Bay Workforce Investment Board
Gateways to Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Type of organization: Workforce Investment Board.

Type of training: Prepare new, unemployed and underemployed workers for candidacy and entrance into apprenticeship programs and/or employment in green building occupations and careers.

Area served: South Bay, Los Angeles area.

Location of training: Century Center for Economic Opportunity/YouthBuild in Gardena.

Estimated trainees: 70

Instruction details: Develop skills through the use of classroom and hands-on instruction, community service activities, supportive services, and other state, federal, and local financial resources. Topics include:

  • Environmental Literacy;
  • Introduction to Green Building;
  • Energy Fundamentals;
  • Sustainable Development;
  • Retrofits and Energy Efficiency;
  • Water Efficient Building and Retrofits;
  • Solar Hot Water Installation and Design Principles;
  • Solar Electricity Installation and Design Principles;
  • Workforce Entry: Math, Reading and Writing, Map and Plan Reading, Verbal Communication,
    Workforce Skills (including soft skills);
  • Vocational English as a Second Language.

Result of classes: Participants completing the program will be prepared for registered apprenticeship program candidacy, entrance, and/or other employment in a residential green building occupation.

More about the organization: Gateways to Green Building partners include: the IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee-Electrical Training Institute, Ironworkers Local 416, GRID Alternatives, the Environmental Services Center of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments, and the South Bay One-Stop Business and Career Centers in Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, and Redondo Beach. Green Employer Council members include: ASF Millworks & Design Inc., Building Doctors, Southern California Edison, DuctTesters, Inc., Healing Spaces by Design, Imani Energy, Inc., The Green Hive, Jasana, Quilite, Solartech Power, Inc., Salas O'Brien, and Pulte Homes.

Find more information here:

Program Manager Contact:
Jan Vogel
(310) 970-7700


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