The North Bay Construction Corps (NBCC) is an after-school, 5-month basic construction training program for seniors in their last semester of high school. Classes are taught by local contractors and construction managers. Participants are introduced to a variety of trades and earn certifications in Forklift and Scissor Lift Operation, Personal Protective Equipment and CPR/First Aid. Successful students earn 3 units of college credit.
The Corps meets once a week for two hours and one Saturday a month from the end of January through the middle of May. The Corps finishes with a two-week Pathway to Paycheck Boot Camp in June where successful students will earn a $750 stipend working on a real construction project. Last year every Corps member who wanted to work in construction was offered a job at the graduation ceremony and interview event on the last day of Boot Camp.
This year the NBCC is expanding and offering chapters in Mendocino, Napa, Lake, and Marin Counties. In Sonoma County, NBCC will host three chapters in Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, and Sonoma.