North Bay Construction Corps
Training The Next Generation of Construction Workers
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. For more information please visit our website North Bay Construction Corps
The Corps meets once a week for two hours and one Saturday a month from the end of January through the middle of May. However, due to Covid-19 Directives, some of the program may be delivered virtually. The Corps finishes with a two-week Boot Camp in June where successful students will earn a $750 trade scholarship working on a real construction project. Every year, nearly all Corps members who want to work in construction are offered a job at the graduation ceremony and interview event on the last day of Boot Camp.
This year the NBCC is offering seven chapters in the North Bay region:
- Napa Chapter – American Canyon High School
- Lake Chapter – Kelseyville High School
- Sonoma Chapters – Healdsburg High School, Rancho Cotate High School (Rohnert Park), and Sonoma Valley High School, and West County (Sebastopol)
- Marin Chapter – Terra Linda High School
Each meeting is led by a contractor or tradesperson who presents information about his/her particular trade and then leads students through a hands-on skill-building activity. There is a strong focus on safety awareness at each meeting.
Flyers for the Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Marin County Construction Corps Chapters will be available in mid-October.
For further information, contact:
Robin Bartholow, Director of Workforce Development
A program founded and supported by the Career Technical Education Foundation, North Coast Builders Exchange and Sonoma County Office of Education.