Employment Training Center

A Good Idea

Description

The goal of the Employment Training Center (ETC) is to provide at-risk, low-income youth and young adults living in San Francisco, CA with training in the green construction field in order to help them gain vital life and employment skills and achieve self-sufficiency.

ETC runs three classes each year, each lasting for 14 weeks with 35 hours of training per week. Mornings are always dedicated to vocational training, which includes lessons about green building practices and more specific training in carpentry, power tools, codes, etc. Afternoons are reserved for life skills development and GED classes for students that have not graduated from high school. After students graduate from the program, they receive job referrals and retention aid for up to 2 years.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the Employment Training Center is to provide at-risk, low-income youth and young adults with training in the green construction field in order to help them gain vital life and employment skills and achieve self-sufficiency.

Results / Accomplishments

ETC works to promote diversity in the construction industry, serving women and mostly people of color. Each year, up to 60 individuals graduate from the Employment Training Center with valuable life skills and education.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Jamie Brewster
1245 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-0423 x201
jbrewster@andnet.org
http://www.andnet.org/etc/
Categories
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Organization(s)
Asian Neighborhood Design
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
San Francisco, CA
Target Audience
Teens, Racial/Ethnic Minorities
Additional Audience
low-income