By Wade Woods and Joseph Bryant
The highly successful CityBuild Academy construction training is currently recruiting low-income San Francisco residents for a new nine-week Pre-Apprentice construction-training program starting in October.
The program will model after CityBuild’s current 18-week training program but will be condensed to nine weeks to prepare trainees for work at the upcoming Public Housing RAD program (Rental Assistance Demonstration) program.
The RAD program will consist of the construction and rehabilitation of 4,500 public housing units at 41 sites.
The new academy construction-training program will seek to recruit low-income residents and tenants living in Public Housing who are underserved or have multiple barriers to employment such as limited education, felony convictions, substance abuse issues and inconsistent work histories.
The 9-week intensive, hands-on-pre-apprentice construction training program will teach the residents the foundational skills and knowledge to enter the construction trades.
The instructors are construction industry specialist with years of experience. The academy will partner with various programs and offer specialized training in carpentry, Ion Workers Gladiators training, plasters Pre-apprentice training, welding.
The program will also provide trainees with various industry certifications, which may include lagging, first aid (CPR), forklift, scissor lift, skid steer, OSHA 10, and other construction related certifications.
Applicants must be age 18 or older, authorized to work in the U.S., San Francisco resident, valid CA driver’s license, high school diploma or GED (assistance will be provided).
CityBuild is currently working with programs that will assist residents with driver’s license problems.
Residents wishing to enroll or find out more information on the programs should call: (415) 865-2105.