Program Overview

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The Tuolumne Community Collaborative - Construction Pre-Apprentice Training Program is a seven-week pre-apprenticeship designed for local residents to learn basic construction skills and earn multiple industry-recognized certifications. The training is organized through a collaboration of regional public agencies and community-based organizations. The pre-apprentice training program prepares individuals to enter the construction trades for work in the public and private industries of construction. The program invests multiple resources into the community with the goals of developing a skilled union workforce to rebuilding an aging infostructure.

The Tuolumne Community Collaborative Construction Pre-Apprentice Training Program is a great opportunity for people of all ages, 18 and above, to get started on a potentially life changing career path!


  • OSHA 10
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffold User
  • Confined Space
  • Flagging
  • Forklift
  • Scissor Lift
  • Boom Lift
  • Gradall
  • Heat Illness
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Multi Craft Core Curriculum Certificate (MC3)
  • Tuolumne Community Collaborative, Construction Pre-Apprentice Training Program Certificate of Completion.
  • Instructional assistance
  • Tutoring
Cohort Action

Successes and Outcomes (8 Cohorts)




Direct Entry to Union


Non-Union but construction related


Unrelated employment


Administrative positions

  • Carpenters- 13
  • Laborers- 25
  • IBEW- 3
  • WECA- 3
  • Plumber- 1
  • OE3- 2

In partnership with Sonora Area Foundation


Words from Cohort Members

“The cohort was a way for me to put my feet on the ground. Everyone involved was not going to allow us to fail. I hope this program goes on for a long time so that other people can have and opportunity to have the same opportunity.” Samantha Hernandez Cohort 9

“The program has given me the career and jump-start that I needed to be self-supporting, regardless of my work past. I have pride in my work. I am a confident woman working in the trades industry. I am forever grateful to all that helped me in this life changing process.” Bailey Ramberg Cohort 4

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 Tuolumne Community Collaborative
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