North Bay Construction Corps

A partnership with North Coast Builders Exchange and Sonoma County Office of Education


The North Bay Construction Corps is a 5-month after-school training program that introduces high school seniors to careers in construction and the trades. Classes are taught by local industry people so that students get exposure to multiple employers and get a sampling of what it’s like to work in a variety of trades – from tool handling and personal safety to fundamentals of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and solar, to name a few.

Students earn industry-recognized certifications in Safety Equipment, Forklift and Scissor Lift Operation, OSHA 10, and CPR/First Aid, among others. The program culminates in an intensive 2-week Boot Camp that allows participants to practice their newly learned skills and experience first-hand day-to-day work life in the industry while earning a stipend. The 2017 pilot program was deemed highly successful by both industry partners and students, and every Boot Camp graduate received multiple offers from local employers, and we are expanding the 2018 program to meet student and industry demand.

To apply, simply fill out the form at the Apply link below, then submit a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or supervisor (paid or volunteer work) to Please include your first and last name in the file name (ex: NBCC_Recommendation_Jane_Doe).

Classes Begin January 22, 2018

Two Cohorts Available

Healdsburg cohort – meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00PM at Healdsburg High School.

Rancho Cotate cohort – meets Mondays from 6:00-8:00PM at Rancho Cotate High School.

Class begins on Monday, January 22 for both cohorts and will meet from 6:00-8:00PM at Santa Rosa Junior College (room number TBD).  Students will be placed in cohorts based on city of residence and student preference.

Looking for Opportunities for Students Over 18 Years?

Then enroll in the Adult Education Construction Training Program!

SRJC’s Adult Education department is offering a basic construction course that teaches essential knowledge and skills that are needed to work in an entry level construction job. The class will offer classroom instruction and hands-on learning working on construction projects. The format of the course is accelerated and intended to get students prepared to enter the workforce rapidly. This course is taught primarily in English with bi-lingual (English & Spanish) teaching assistance.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, February 27th – April 26th
One Saturday: March 17th, 9:00 AM-2:00PM

Where: 180 Studios
150 Todd Rd. Santa Rosa, CA

For more information, call (707) 521-7829