Apprenticeship Preparation Program Gets a Leg Up

Participants in our Apprenticeship Preparation Program just completed certification week!


They received training in CPR and First Aid and participated in a ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) course. These certifications ensure that our pre-apprentices are knowledgeable about workplace safety and equipped with the skills to address potential health hazards. Importantly, being CPR, First Aid, and OSHA certified will give them a major advantage when they apply for union construction jobs.


The class also took a visit to the Southwest Carpenter’s Training Fund in Whittier, CA. Students got an insider’s perspective on how to start and maintain a successful career in the Carpenters’ Union and learned about the benefits of working in a union. A facility tour provided the class intimate access to the training floor, construction lot, and production equipment. Through the visit, students got a glimpse into post-program possibilities and examined if carpentry aligned with their career goals.

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