Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Interested in a career in the trades? This just might be the place for you.

Accepting applications for Spring 2014!

Please complete our online application.

Attend one of our information sessions on December 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Eastbay Works One stop Career Center, 4071 Port Chicago HWY., Concord OR December 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in DVC's Trophy Room.

Basic information:

  • a full time training program designed to assist students in preparation to pass the entrance exams for a variety of apprenticeship programs or gain entry level employment in the trades
  • suggested age is 18-30 (older students may also apply)
  • offered during the spring term each year
  • contact the program director for more information.


Program goals and benefits: 


The following characteristics are recommended due to employer requirements:

  • high school diploma or GED
  • valid California driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one by the end of the term)
  • need to improve skills in math and English
  • commitment to the full time program
  • desire to enter an apprenticeship or other employment in the trades
  • industry requires a drug free work place (Students must pass a drug test during the term to obtain a recommendation from the program to one of our apprenticeship partners).


Career support:

Our staff will work with you to define your career goals and look for a job. We will help you to:

  • prepare a resume
  • practice interviewing
  • find job openings
  • fill out applications
  • obtain an interview


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