​Construction Technology Orientation

    Saturday, M​arch 25th from 8AM to 1PM

    Space is limited. Register today!

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    ​Program Overview

    The Vocational Construction Technology program, in collaboration with the LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council, is an Apprenticeship Readiness program. It provides a gateway for people of all backgrounds to gain access to North America’s Building Trade Union (NABTU) registered apprenticeship program. The program teaches NABTU’s nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3). The program is designed to help adults choose and succeed in apprenticeship programs that are appropriate for them.  This program is not 100% hands-on training but still prepares someone to obtain a union apprenticeship. 

    Program Length:
    The program is 10 weeks. Classes are held Monday thru Thursday from 5-9pm.


    Program Details:
    ​- Learn how to safely use power tools and participate in hands-on projects
    - Strengthen basic math skills (A very important skill needed for the construction profession.)
    - Complete First Aid, CPR and OSHA-10 Training
    - Learn about the variety of construction trades through guest speakers and organized field trips
    - Learn about the history of the construction unions
    - Build skills to help you find work including the basics of resume writing, interviewing, and networking

    Plus, learn and connect with union, industry and labor leaders! 

    Participation Requirements
    • 18+ years or older
      A minimum 7th grade English & Math literacy
      ​Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
      Ability to pass a drug test
      ​Valid Driver's License 
      High school diploma, GED, or equivalent (Individuals who don't have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, must be co-enrolled in such a program while they participate in the construction program.)​

    ​​Job Outlook
    Average California Hourly Wage: $19.26​
    Projected Job Openings in California through 2024: 53,100

    Course Requirements
    Students must complete ALL the following courses:
    VCNST 610 - Vocational Construction Technology Module 1
    VCNST 620 - Vocational Construction Technology Module 1
    VBUS 400 - Employability Skills
    VBUS 340 - Career Exploration

    ​Fall Cohort Dates:

    The orientation for the fall cohort will take place on September 9th from 8AM to 1PM. 

    The cohort will run from October 2nd through December 14th, 2023. 

    Photos from Spring 2022 Cohort Training:

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