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 25 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 union dues
  • One year follow up (retention) services


Certifications Received

  • OSHA 30
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Work Zone Safety/ Traffic Control
  • Forklift/Scissor Lift
  • Confined Space
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Renovate, Repair, Paint (RRP)
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

New classes starting soon!


More orientation sessions are being scheduled!


Please contact Dulce Florencio at

559-289-9694 for more details!


Sign up Today! 


*(dates subject to change)


Cohort 13: 4/8/2024-6/28/2024

Cohort 14: 7/8/2024-9/27/2024

Cohort 15: 9/30/2024-12/20/2024




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


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


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

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