One Treasure Island Construction Training Program Celebrates New Graduating Cohort

Program trains Treasure Island and San Francisco residents for construction careers

In July of this year the One Treasure Island Construction Training Program celebrated a new graduating class of Trainees. The Construction Training Program partners with Laborer’s Union Locals #67 and #261, Asian Neighborhood Design, Pacific Leadership Institute and Aspire to provide three cycles of 7 weeks of construction training toward becomming a Lead and Asbestos Abatement Laborer Apprentice. If selected, and upon successful completion of the training process, successful candidates may be offered immediate employment. The current graduating class is the seventh cohort to have completed the Construction Training Program.

Says 2020 Construction Training Program graduate Alec McChesney:

"The construction training program at One Treasure island has given me a renewed sense of confidence in re-entering the workforce by providing me with the certifications and training required to stand out amongst other applicants.  Without the program I would be limited to looking for work in the hospitality industry, where most of my experience as a bartender has been.  A position that is not conducive to maintaining my sobriety.  I was worried that my past might bar me from attaining meaningful work.  The staff’s commitment to helping me turn my dreams of homeownership, financial stability, and career fulfillment is exemplary.  I would highly recommend the program to anyone who is looking to turn a new leaf over and find a path to redemption."

Through the partnership of TIDA, Eco Bay and One TI, Eco Bay hired 8 previous One TI Construction Training Program graduates to work on the environmental remediation of nuisance buildings during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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2020 Construction Training Program Graduating Cohort (above); 2020 Graduation Ceremony (below)

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