Construction Training Program
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About Our Programs
Our construction programs offer a chance for San Francisco residents looking to obtain employment in the construction industry. Through Citybuild Academy, students will go through intensive hands-on training and instruction for the skills of various trades. They will earn industry certificates, receive case management services, and union job referral services. Tutoring classes are also offered to our students and graduates. CityBuild Academy also has a retention program to support students after graduation.
Citybuild Academy is free for for all students as it is administered by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). No prior industry experience is necessary.
CityBuild Academy (CBA)
CityBuild Academy (CBA) is an 18 week pre-apprenticeship program that teaches and trains San Francisco residents about a number of construction trades, with semesters every January and June. CityBuild Academy is not only a hands on course but has a rigorous academic schedule as well. Students enrolled in the course will have in-classroom and practical experience, giving them marketable skills and a competitive edge in the bustling construction industry.
Our CityBuild partnerships include but are not limited to: the Mayor’s Office of Economic Workforce and Development, Mission Hiring Hall, Boyett, Cahill, DPR, Herrero-Boldt, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Millennium Partners, Webcor Builders, Swinerton Builders, Turner Townsend Management.
The CityBuild program includes Construction Industry Orientation, Apprentice Structure, Math for Construction, Job Safety Training, Tool and Material Identification, Intro to Structural Steel and Ironwork, Framing, etc.
Age 18 or older
California Drivers License
High School Diploma or GED
Ability to pass a drug test
Proof of San Francisco Residency
Basic skills test score of 8th grade level
Ability to lift at least 70 lbs.
Construction Career Development Services (CCDS)
Construction Career Development Services (CCDS) was initiated in 2013 as a formalized retention program to provide assistance to all CityBuild Academy graduates. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has funded Charity Cultural Services Center (CCSC) to be the Sector Coordinator of this program. Other partner agencies contracted to support the program includes Anders and Anders Foundation (A&AF) and Young Community Developers (YCD). The main goal of CCDS is to re-engage CityBuild Academy graduates through connecting with CityBuild Employment Liaisons and CCDS partners in order to provide post training assistance after working in the construction field. CCDS assists graduates in further developing their career paths and provides mentorships to help them identify steps for advancing their construction career.
Services that CCDS provides includes construction career workshops, job referrals, barrier removals, case management services, follow up services, Trade Application Assistance Project (TAAP), alumni events, and other related retention services focused specifically on individual needs. CCDS is also utilized as a connecting network between Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Employment Liaisons, current CityBuild Academy students, and all graduates.
Trades Application Assistance Project (TAAP)
Trades Application Assistance Project (TAAP) is one of the services that Construction Career Development Service (CCDS) provides for current trainees and graduates of CityBuild Academy who are interested in applying for list trades. Students who attend the classes are taught various subjects that are tested on the trade exams, including mechanical reasoning, spatial ability, and trades math. They also receive assistance with list trade applications and interview preparation. Classes are being held during the active cycle every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the City College of San Francisco, Evans Campus Room 254. At the end of the day, students leave more prepared and confident on applying to list trades of their choice.
How to Apply
To apply for our upcoming CityBuild Academy Cycle, please visit our office at 731 Commercial Street to complete an enrollment application. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us at 415-989-8224 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Cultural Services Center
731 Commercial Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM