Status Update: Free pre-apprenticeship program to help get students into construction field

OCRegister 9 days ago

Apprenticeship program

Santa Ana College’s School of Continuing Education is offering a pre-apprenticeship program to prepare people for entry-level apprenticeship positions with local trade unions. 

The free program for adults over age 18 requires a high school diploma, authorization to work within the U.S. and valid driver’s license. Students will learn skills in cabinet making; green technologies; plumbing; cement masonry; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), surveying and weatherization. 

Participants will undergo a Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) that includes 140 hours of training, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification, and CPR and first aid training. The goal is to help students land positions within the construction field. 

Classes for the nine-week program begin the week of Feb. 26 at the Remington Adult Education Center, 1325 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana. Eligibility and class registration is available at one of two mandatory informational meetings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at OC One Stop Center, 7077 Orangewood Ave., Ste. 200 in Garden Grove, or at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Remington Adult Education Center, Room A-102.

The program is a collaboration among several groups including the Orange County Development Board, Santa Ana Work Center, OC One-Stop Center, County of Orange, American Federation of Labor and Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

For more information, call 714-565-2633 or visit sac.edu/sce/cte.

On the move

Greg Silberman has been promoted to chief privacy officer at Irvine-based Cylance, an antivirus and cyberprotection company that blocks malware. (Courtesy of Cylance)

Greg Silberman has been promoted to chief privacy officer at Irvine-based Cylance, an antivirus and cyberprotection company that blocks malware. (Courtesy of Cylance)

Adriana D. Briscoe, Ph.D., at UCI’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Adriana D. Briscoe, Ph.D., at UCI’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Craig E.L. Stark, Ph.D., at UCI’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, has been appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Craig E.L. Stark, Ph.D., at UCI’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, has been appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kathleen K. Treseder, Ph.D. and chair of UCI’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been appointed as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kathleen K. Treseder, Ph.D. and chair of UCI’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been appointed as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Jessica Estrada has joined PacWest Accounting Services in Newport Beach as tax services director. She will be responsible for all tax returns and IRS filings.

Jessica Estrada has joined PacWest Accounting Services in Newport Beach as tax services director. She will be responsible for all tax returns and IRS filings.

  • Acacia Adult Day Services’ board president Sandy Thomas has received the inaugural Acacia Award at the Garden Grove-based organization’s annual Casino Night fundraising event.

    Acacia Adult Day Services’ board president Sandy Thomas has received the inaugural Acacia Award at the Garden Grove-based organization’s annual Casino Night fundraising event.

    Leaders of the Navy’€™s Judge Advocate General (JAG) community honored the outstanding service of its top enlisted Sailors during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Feb. 2. Legalman 1st Class Shamia L. Briscoe, right,“ currently assigned to Region Legal Service Office Southwest, was named the 2017 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

    Leaders of the Navy’€™s Judge Advocate General (JAG) community honored the outstanding service of its top enlisted Sailors during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Feb. 2. Legalman 1st Class Shamia L. Briscoe, right,“ currently assigned to Region Legal Service Office Southwest, was named the 2017 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

    Tisia Joseph, left, and Kathleen Neff with the Junior League of Orange County in Newport Beach were among volunteers who marked January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month by donating toiletries, paper goods, gift cards, and more that were delivered to WayFinders, part of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

    Tisia Joseph, left, and Kathleen Neff with the Junior League of Orange County in Newport Beach were among volunteers who marked January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month by donating toiletries, paper goods, gift cards, and more that were delivered to WayFinders, part of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

    Greg Silberman has been promoted to chief privacy officer at Irvine-based Cylance, an antivirus and cyber protection company that blocks malware. Silberman, a lawyer, has over 20 years’ experience working with companies to develop solutions to business and legal issues at the intersection of intellectual property, privacy and information security.

    Jessica Estrada has joined PacWest Accounting Services in Newport Beach as tax services director. She will be responsible for all tax returns and IRS filings. Estrada is a licensed U.S. tax practitioner and before joining PacWest Accounting, she was with Deloitte Tax where she attained the status of Enrolled Agent.

    New ventures

    Credit Union of Southern California has opened a full-service branch at 1202 S. Idaho St., Suite H, in La Habra. The branch is on the corner of Imperial Highway and Idaho Street. Formerly Pacific Community Credit Union, the branch was rebranded after a merger that closed Dec. 1, 2017.

    Good works

    The Junior League of Orange County in Newport Beach has donated to victims of human trafficking to mark January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Donations included toiletries, paper goods and gift cards, which were delivered to WayFinders, part of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

    Milestones

    Legalman 1st Class Shamia L. Briscoe of Brea has been honored by the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General which named her the 2017 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. Briscoe is a petty officer and staff judge advocate paralegal. She has processed more than 290 cases and supported 75 tenant commands with 754 command service calls.

    Acacia Adult Day Services’ board president Sandy Thomas has received the inaugural Acacia Award at the Garden Grove-based organization’s annual Casino Night fundraising event. Thomas is vice president/relationship manager at Farmers & Merchants bank and was recognized for her years of commitment and contributions to Acacia.

    Three faculty members at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences at the UC Irvine have received appointments as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recognizing their efforts to advance science and its applications. They are Adriana D. Briscoe, Ph.D., in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Craig E.L. Stark, Ph.D., in the department of Neurobiology and Behavior; and Kathleen K. Treseder, Ph.D., chair of the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

    Coming up

    The sixth annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast will raise funds for programs aimed helping at-risk youth living in Santa Ana. The tournament is set for May 3. Golfer registration includes a Bloody Mary bar, breakfast, gourmet on-course food and cocktails, on-course contests, plus a dinner and awards ceremony. The scramble-style tournament begins with a 9 a.m. registration, breakfast and access to the driving range, followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. At 4:30 pm, the 19th Hole Reception begins, followed at 5:30 pm by the dinner and awards ceremony. Contact Lisa Gels at 714-834- 9400, extension 126, or lisa.gels@kidworksoc.org for sponsorship information or event details.

    The Orange County chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers is holding its annual professional development conference Feb. 21 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Brea. The one-day event includes keynote speaker Elizabeth Hannon, founder of Wiser Everyday, two general sessions, and four sessions covering key issues for employers in the area of employee health, safety and injury prevention. Registration information is available at orangecounty.asse.org.

    Status Update is compiled by contributing writer Karen Levin and edited by Business Editor Samantha Gowen. Submit items to sgowen@scng.com. High-resolution images also can be submitted. Allow at least one week for publication. Items are edited for length and clarity.

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