North Bay Construction Corps

Training The Next Generation of Construction Workers

The North Bay Construction Corps (NBCC) is an after-school, 3-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  Personal Protective Equipment and CPR/First Aid.

The Corps meets Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM in April and May. The Corps finishes with a two-week paid internship for 18-year-old students, or a two-week boot camp for 17-year-old students in June. Students who successfully complete Boot Camp 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.

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.

For additional information, contact:

Nicollette Weinzveg

(707) 542-9502 /

Now accepting 2023 NBCC applications. Applications are due February 10, 2023

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

Here is a sample of topics and certifications offered:

  • 1st aid/CPR certifications
  • Forklift/Scissor lift training
  • Chainsaw Safety/Maintenance
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Basic Welding
  • Basic Roofing
  • Resume & Interview Skills
  • Plan/Specification Reading
  • Basic Concrete Tools & Techniques
  • Ladder/Scaffolding Safety
  • Landscaping
  • Compressors & Air Tools
  • Construction Math
  • Introduction to Electrical, Framing, Sheet Metal/HVAC & Plumbing