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.  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 seven chapters in the North Bay region:

  • Mendocino Chapter – Ukiah High School
  • 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
  • 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

(707) 542-9502 /

A program founded and supported by the Career Technical Education Foundation, North Coast Builders Exchange and Sonoma County Office of Education.