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 Central Valley residents.  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 with an introduction to over ten different trades. Over a 12 week course, you’ll receive comprehensive and innovative training to help launch your careers. Students will receive an introduction to the following trades:

  • 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 30 students
  • Short terms – Graduate in just 12 weeks
  • Opportunities for Apprenticeship
  • Orientation to the Construction Industry
  • Construction related physical fitness training and job safety
  • Tool and Material Identification
  • Construction Math
  • Soft Skills (such as active listening, teamwork, work ethics and more)
  • Assistance with work uniforms, supplies, tools and dues
  • One year follow up (retention) services

 

  • Certifications Received
  • OSHA 10
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Work Zone Safety/ Traffic Control
  • Forklift/Scissor Lift
  • Confined Space
  • First Aid/CPR

 

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

2022 Classes:

New classes starting soon!

ORIENTATION DATES

More orientation sessions are being scheduled!

 

Sign up Today! 

2022 CLASS SCHEDULE

Cohort 4 – 1/18/2022 – 4/8/2022

Cohort 5 – 4/18/2022 – 7/8/2022

Cohort 6 – 6/27/2022 – 9/16/2022

Cohort 7 – 8/29/2022 – 11/18/2022

1775 PARK STREET,
BUILDING 79P, SELMA

TO QUALIFY:

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

HOW TO APPLY

Please refer to the 2022 class schedule. If you are interested in enrolling in an upcoming cohort, click on "Apply Here" below.

Questions?

CONTACT: Fresno County EDC
559.476.2500 | CVTC@fresnoedc.com

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PARTNERS

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation
Building & Construction Trades Council
Chase Bank
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission