In an effort to fill a gap in Mountain Area construction workers, the Yosemite Unified School District in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium, is now taking sign ups for a per-apprenticeship training opportunity in Oakhurst.
This could be an opportunity to start a career in one of the building trades including plumber/pipe-fitter, electrician, carpenter, sheet metal working, and general labor.
The nine-week program is open to those 18 and older, who have the following qualifications: valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, are in good physical condition, able to work in all types of weather, and have mechanical abilities.
The program will be taught in Oakhurst in fall 2016 and/or spring 2017. The five-day-a-week program will be provided at no charge to those who qualify.
Those interested are urged to sign up for the waiting and interest list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Oakhurst general contractor said the program is a great opportunity for young people in the Mountain Area, pointing out that many contractors and construction trade people in the area are getting older, and these workers will be in big demand in the future.
Yosemite Unified School District Adult Education Department is also an Adult Diploma program for those adults (18 or older) who would like to finish the requirements for their high school diploma.
Sign ups for fall semester are taking place now.
“It is never to late to finish your education and receive your high school diploma,” a school official said.