Newsletter: 04.26.2024

ValleyBuild’s Fresno Curriculum to Add Lesson on Solar Safety

California’s high-profile solar industry is helping to drive development of a new lesson for ValleyBuild’s apprenticeship readiness training program in Fresno.

San Joaquin County Inmates Get Second Chance with Trades Training

A new and successful partnership in San Joaquin County is bringing the ValleyBuild program into the jail, where nearly 20 inmates have completed the introductory training in building and construction trades.

Biola, Other Rural Communities Benefit from New Programs

Rural Fresno County residents may find an easier path to ValleyBuild training thanks to a variety of supportive services along with a new transportation option in Biola.

Trades Training, Career Switch Pays Off for Mendota Mom

Even with two and sometimes three jobs, Nidia Chicas struggled to help support her family. Nidia had to tell her seven children “no” more times than she liked. She worried about making rent and hated to miss time with her family due to work or exhaustion.