Trades Training

If you are a woman living in Orange County who is unemployed or underemployed (making less than $14.25 per hour), you will be able to apply for our trades training program!  The program will be FREE to trainees.

Learn the skills


Our 10-week program will teach you the core skills you need to confidently enter the trades.  You will learn about things like:

  • Safety & First Aid
  • Construction Math
  • Tools & Construction Materials
  • Basic Carpentry skills
  • Basic Electrical skills
  • Basic Plumbing skills
  • Basic Landscaping skills
  • Basic Painting & Finishing skills

In addition, we offer "employment skills" training to help you set yourself apart from the crowd, including:

  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving

Our full training curriculum is currently in development - check back soon for updates!

Get the Support


Many unemployed and underemployed women deal with life challenges that can get in the way of pursuing a good career. 

 

We will help women navigate these challenges by connecting them with resources they might need, from financial and family assistance to mental health counseling.

 

We also plan to set our trainees up for success by offering training that deals specifically with:

  • Personal Financial Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Harassment

In addition, our program will include a peer-support system that is a  tried-and-true way to ensure success in women's pre-apprenticeship training programs like ours.

Land the Job


The first step to building a great career is landing a great job.  So at the end of training, we want our trainees to either:

  1. Enter into a position with a local construction trades employer
  2. Continue your education in whatever trade you're most excited about

We will help you get there by offering:

  • Networking opportunities with employers and tradespeople
  • Connections to community colleges to learn more about programs and resources
  • Resume building and interviewing skills training
  • One-on-one career path counseling


Interested in learning more?