It was last year that Raul Gonzalez was homeless on the streets.
“There was a team of people asking people if they needed a place to stay during the trials and troubles I experienced,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales found a temporary housing in a warming shelter. There he first learned about Fresno EOC’s Valley Apprenticeship Connection.
“The warming shelter gave me a brand new bike to get to school and a backpack to take my books to school. That’s the way I started at EOCVAC.” Said Gonzales.
Gonzales biked every day to class and made the most of the curriculum he said to change his mind.
“I learned that life has patience and patience, no matter what the disability,” Gonzales said.
Today, VAC is expanding its reach thanks to new partnerships with the local Building Construction Trade Council and the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation. They are bringing that curriculum to the new Central Valley Training Center in Selma.
“We have people who are homeless, away from work, or fired. Anyone who needs such special help,” said Amalia Martinez of the Valley Apprentice Connection. Told.
This program prepares students to work on the country’s first high-speed rail project and pursue a career in the construction industry.
For more information on connecting valley apprentices and how to apply, please visit their website. For more information on the Central Valley Training Center, please visit the company’s website.
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