NACOG has recently become involved with a project that is being coordinated by the Yavapai County Contractors Association (YCCA) and funded through United Way Yavapai County grant funding. The concept is to host a “boot camp” style training for youth ages 18 – 24 who are out of school and looking for direction, guidance an employment opportunities. we are currently working directly with Boys to Men to identify students who would be successful in the program.
The boot camp will start on January 7, 2019 and is scheduled to be 4 weeks long, 5 days a week from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Over the 4 week period, a variety of instructors will be teaching sessions on topics like resume writing, job interviews, life-skills studies; as well as construction-industry skills – including OSHA Safety certification, electrical, concrete, foundations, flooring/tile work, glazing, roadwork, heavy equipment operation, welding, plumbing and tree cutting. Employers/contractors from each field have committed to the program and will be assisting with the instruction blocks and site visits, as well as offering successful candidates jobs with their companies. Part of the training will include NACOG and the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity’s Arizona Career Readiness Credential (ACRC)Soft Skills training and assisting graduates with developing their resume following completion of the ACRC course.
NACOG will assist the contractors and graduates with On-the-Job Training and Work Experience contracts to help off-set the costs of bringing on these new hires and getting them sufficiently trained for their new career path.
This is only the beginning – additional boot camps concentrating on other industry sectors in Yavapai County are already being discussed in areas such as hospitality and health care.
Contact YCCA for more information – (928)778-0040