Sacramento Salvation Army Offers Free Construction Training
Listen: Capt. Larry Carmichael
The Salvation Army of Sacramento still has 14 out of 25 spots left in its first ever condensed Construction Training Program. The course is provided in partnership with LiUNA! Laborer’s Training Center of Northern California and is offered free of charge to participants. The program begins on February 28 at The Salvation Army’s Next Step Transitional Living Center located in downtown Sacramento. Adults 18 and older can sign up online through February 21 at Sacramento.SalvationArmy.org. Those who are interested should click on the Workforce Development tile to learn more and fill out an application.
This session of the Construction Training Program will be a bit different than previous sessions. The Salvation Army chose to condense the program from 6 to 4 weeks in order to meet the growing need for skilled workers during the ongoing pandemic. The Salvation Army also provides housing and food to program participants if needed, also at no cost to them. The nonprofit is able to cover the $2,200 it costs per person to complete the program thanks to generous donors and supporters. Donations can also be made at Sacramento.SalvationArmy.org.
Graduates of the Construction Training Program will receive OSHA 10 certification and Construction Trade certification cards showing they are ready to work. Other certificates include Traffic Control, First Aid/CPR, Confided Spaces, Hazardous Waste, and Fundamentals of Construction, and pre-apprenticeship into multiple fields of construction. The Salvation Army in Sacramento also offers culinary training as part of its Workforce Development Programs.