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! These paid, hands-on programs 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.

“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

Program options

Electrical Training Institute (ETI) program

Workers in this pathway will have the skills to become welders, linemen/linewomen, electricians, laborers and other skilled trades people. Participants receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the program and we work to place you with an employer.

Training includes:

  • 160 hours of classroom and hands-on training
  • OSHA Certification
  • Power tool/jackhammer skills, safety training and trades math
  • Simulated job site projects such as inspecting building electrical codes
  • Job readiness, resume building and interview prep

GRID Alternatives program

After finishing this program, participants are prepared for a career as a solar installer. Participants receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the program and we work to place you with an employer.  

Training includes:  

  • 160 hours of classroom and hands-on training 
  • Power tool/jackhammer skills and safety training 
  • Hands-on training on actual job sites 
  • Professional certifications
  • Job readiness, resume building and interview prep 

Supporting your next move

The training comes with a stipend of $500 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!

 

Questions? Contact us at CCJ@workforce.org.

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

This program offers help:

  • Finding a long-term job
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