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West Oakland Job Resource Center
|“Going through the program and being in the union has allowed me to be gainfully employed, save money, feel better about myself and provide for my family,” said Mr. Whittington, pictured on the left.|
The West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) is a place to learn about and prepare for careers in the building and construction trades.
We are recruiting individuals who are insterested in applying to the construction trades apprenticeship programs, such as the
- Operation Engineers
- Plumbers and Pipefitters
- Sprinklefitters and others
Apprentices can earn$13-$25 per hour plus benefits.
The WOJRC will not only help you get a job, but into a career. We will help you learn lifelong skills in building and constuction, while earning wages. The WOJRC also screens individuals for employment opportunities with the City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, Oakland Army Base construction project, and other construction projects.
THE WOJRC is a joint project of the City of Oakland, employers, unions and community organizations.
- Can pass a drug test (including marijuana)
- Have at least an eighth grade reading and math level (preferably GED or High School diploma)
- Have documents proving legal eligibility to work in the United States
- Proof of Oakland residency for 6 months prior to registering with us, AND
- Have a valid California Driver License or California ID
If you don't meet these criteria, come by and we will be glad to give you information about agencies that can help you.
Photo at right by V. Hamlin/Tradeswomen, Inc.
General orientation to the construction trades and apprenticeships held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Pre-Apprenticeship Test Preparation
WOJRC also holds test preparation assistance for apprenticeship exams every Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 pm at 1801 Adeline Street, Room 210 Oakland, CA 94607
Instructors Eva Clark/Matthew Tasby
Call 510 419-0509 to register.
One-on-one Career Counseling and guidance
- Construction Contractors
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs
- Other Employment Services
For transitional jobs and other non-construction opportunities...
Come visit us!
We hold information workshops of Oakland residents interested in building and construction trade careers on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
We also hold specialized workshops geared towards women and workshops for the various constuction trade apprenticeship programs
For more information, call (510) 419-0509, fax (510) 419-0503 or visit us at 1801 Adeline Street, Room 211 (2nd floor of the West Oakland Library), Oakland, CA 94607.