Central Valley Training Center. Building Careers. Creating Possibilities.

Start your career in less than a year

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has partnered with the City of Selma to create a workforce development center that will provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction industry training for residents up and down the Central Valley who are looking for work on the nation’s first High-Speed Rail project. This center and its programs are aimed at serving veterans, at-risk young adults, minority and low-income populations between the counties of Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, Madera and Merced.

At the Central Valley Training Center, we help students prepare for careers in over ten different trades. Over a 16 week course, you’ll receive comprehensive and innovative training to launch your careers as a:

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Cement Mason
  • Electrician
  • Iron Worker
  • Operating Engineer
  • Painter & Allied Trade
  • Plumber & Pipe Fitter
  • Roofer/Waterproofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Teamster

Choose the Central Valley Training Center!

CVTC Program Workers with Hard Hats on at Construction Site
  • Small class sizes – limited to 40 students
  • Short terms – Graduate in just 16 weeks
  • Apprenticeship
  • Orientation to construction industry
  • Construction related physical fitness training and job safety
  • Tool and material identification
  • Construction math
  • CRP/First Aid Certification
  • OSHA 10
  • Soft Skills (such as active listening, teamwork, work ethics and more)
City of Selma California

“Selma’s proximity to other cities allows us to bring quality programs to our residents and prepare them for a rewarding career in the construction industry.”

Henry Perea, Authority Board Member

Programs for the 2021 School Year:

Next class starts June 7, 2021


May 12, 2021

May 14, 2021

May 19, 2021

May 26, 2021


JUNE 7, 2021 –
SEPTEMBER 24 , 2021


Must be at least 18 years old | Have a valid driver’s license | The ability to pass a drug test


Cohort 2 is currently full! If you are interested in enrolling in Cohort 3, please fill out the interest form and we’ll contact you to schedule an Orientation.


CONTACT Sherry L. Neil
559.476.2507 | CVTC@fresnoedc.com

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