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Civil Service/Trades Pre-apprenticeship at Laney College

Program Duration:  

August 22nd – December 16th, 2022

In-person Classes:

M/T/W/Th 6pm to 9pm


Laney College

Program Overview:

Are you interested in hands-on work? Union apprenticeships and careers at public agencies offer great benefits and opportunities for advancement. Learn about these career opportunities as a Machinist or Maintenance Mechanic in our 17.5-weeks part-time program at Laney College. Women, BiPOC, Justice impacted and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

This part-time program provides:

  • Instruction in math, test-taking strategies, and spatial & mechanical reasoning
  • Job search skills, cover letter, and resume assistance
  • Site tours of potential employment sites at water and wastewater agencies
  • Introduction to trades job opportunities and the civil service process
  • Job placement services & referrals to job openings with Bay Area agencies
  • Referral to local apprenticeship and civil service testing opportunities
  • Assistance with transportation and safety equipment costs


  • Age 18 or older by August 22nd, 2022
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. by August 22nd, 2022
  • Have valid Driver's License or able to obtain by August 22nd, 2022
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • GED or high school diploma (required)
  • Interest in the skilled trades: Machining / Welding / Maintenance Mechanic (preferred)
  • Low-income and disadvantaged communities or dislocated worker (preferred)
  • Must be able to enroll for Fall 2022 classes at Laney College (required)
Application Process:
  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Eligible applicants with complete applications will be invited for a screen interview and virtual panel interview
  3. Selected candidates will be invited to attend an onboarding session to complete enrollment in addition to a mandatory orientation/welcome session
Application Deadline: August 1st at Midnight

JVS policy requires clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and in order to be considered for this program, an applicant must show proof of vaccination during enrollment.
Please note that your personal information
will be securely stored and will not be shared with
any 3rd party without your explicit consent.

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