Valley Apprenticeship Connections

About Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC)

Get ready for your career in the construction industry with our 12-week program!

Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections program is here to support the hiring needs of our Central Valley’s construction contractors. Our students are immersed in an intense 12-week training program to prepare them for the construction industry.

Our 12-Week training program includes:

  • Monday-Friday schedule 7 am to 2 pm
  • Personal journey of self evaluation
  • Behavioral Change Curriculum
  • Soft skill attainment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Daily physical education
  • Construction Math
  • Meet and greet introductions to all the Union Trades & Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.
  • Random drug testing will occur twice during the training

Graduates exit with 5 key certifications:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Confined Space Certification
  • Traffic Safety Certification
  • Workplace Safety Certification

Graduates will meet the City of Fresno’s National Targeted Hiring Policy and Tier I or Tier II requirements for contractors working with the High Speed Rail. Graduates will have financial assistance to pay for their initial induction fees.