Local Training Programs

West Oakland Jobs Resource Center partners with local organizations to help Bay Area workers gain job training and other tools for success.

Laborers’ Local 304

A diverse, progressive construction workers union. Northern California branch of LiUNA, the Laborers’ International Union Of North America.

Tradeswomen, Inc.

The mission of Tradeswomen, Inc. mission is outreach, recruitment, retention and leadership development for women in blue-collar skilled craft jobs.

Cypress Mandela

Oakland-based Cypress Mandela offers a fee 16-week pre-apprenticeship program for Bay Area adults. Training is both hands-on and in the classroom and prepares students for skilled construction jobs.

Rising Sun Energy

Offers job training and placement for Northern California youth and low-income adults.


A dynamic partnership among College of Alameda, Workforce Investment Boards and Community Based Organizations to design and deliver career pathways training.

Young Adult Programs

Job Corps 

A free residential and job training program for young adults ages 16-24.


Whose mission is to re-engage young adults, age 18-26, to earn their high school diplomas, gain job skills, pursue college, and embark on family-sustaining careers.


Guiding vision is that all Oakland youth and young adults will have the necessary work history, experience and soft skills to be self-sufficient, stable, and engaged members of our communities.