​​​​Construction Technology Orientation

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If you would like to attend our next orientation session, complete the interest form below. 

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​Program Overv​iew

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! 

Par​ticipation 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 Outloo​​k

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

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