Jumpstart your career in the energy, construction and utilities sector!

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Making your next move

Receive paid training while preparing for a high paying and rewarding career in the energy, construction and utilities sector! This paid, hands-on program will cover the fundamentals of a construction skilled tradesman position, including safety, trenching, jackhammering, proper usage of other power tools and other essential skills. Trainees will be certified in several skills upon graduation.

Workers in this career pathway can become welders, linemen/linewomen, electricians and several other skilled positions paying $60k+ a year within 3-5 years.

“I started as a laborer at San Diego Gas & Electric, and I know from personal experience that diversity, inclusion and opportunity have made our company stronger and better. Construction Career Jumpstart is an intentional initiative to prepare individuals for opportunities to work and thrive at our company and in other utilities and construction industries.”

– Scott Drury, CEO of Los Angeles-based SoCalGas and former President, SDG&E

Supporting your next move

The training comes with a stipend of $1,000 and leads to entry-level positions that begin at $18-$19/hour.

We’ll provide all the tools necessary to get you started and succeeding in this new career, as well as career coaching and mentorship before, during and after the training. You’ll also receive help with applying, interviewing, landing and succeeding on the job!

Who It's For

  • Live in San Diego County
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid CA driver’s license
  • Be able to demonstrate need for services through household income or public assistance
  • Be a career center member or willing to enroll
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