Newsletter: 04.23.2021

Study analyzes possible impact of the Project Labor Agreement in Fresno

UC Merced Community and Labor Center policy brief reviews 8 years of construction projects, concludes citywide PLA could be beneficial

First ValleyBuild Class Hits 94% Graduation Rate

The first class of graduates under the ValleyBuild Partnership is out in the work force and a new class in Fresno begins this July.

ValleyBuild Working on Partnership with Tradeswomen

The ValleyBuild team is preparing to bring in a new organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting women in the skilled construction trades.

New Skills Give Stockton Man a Second Chance

As a young man, Ho Ly couldn’t see a solid career in his future. He tried community college and training as a car mechanic, but those avenues didn’t lead anywhere. Before and after a stint in prison, Ly jumped from one low-paying job to another in construction, warehouses and more.

New Training Puts Graduates Back on the Job

he COVID-19 pandemic cost Adrian Gooden his job at a Clovis hotel. Even though he had a college degree and plenty of experience, Gooden couldn't find another job because no one was hiring. At the top of his mind were his two young children and fiancé.