Probation Department and Office of Education host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 11, 2019 / comments

[Gary Romanko]

NEW VOCATIONAL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

(PLACERVILLE, CA) -- The El Dorado County Probation Department in partnership with the El Dorado County Office of Education will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for the Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) program on April 18, 2019, at 9:00 AM at 6187 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, CA 95623.

"The Probation Department is grateful to Northern California Construction Training and the El Dorado County Office of Education for their continued partnership in support of our vision to create "Safer Communities through Changed Lives." NCCT fills a meaningful gap in our local services by providing continued support of our clients as they transition back into the community in a positive way," said El Dorado County Chief Probation Officer, Brian Richart.

The NCCT program is a vocational construction pre-apprenticeship training program offered to justice involved individuals who have been referred to the program by their Probation Officers. This program offers hands-on education and preparation for a career in a construction trade. It touches on several areas of the Evidence Based Practices ribbon, including enhancing intrinsic motivation, employing positive reinforcement, and engaging our clients in an on-going community support function.

"NCCT is the Golden Ticket for me,” said Destiny, a client. “I'm a pregnant female and if I can do it, anyone can. NCCT has given me a sense of hope for my future, I'm excited to learn, and I'm optimistic about my future career. NCCT will help pay the fees for becoming a member of the union, preparation for GED testing, and preparation for apprenticeship entry exams and that is a huge deal for me," she added.

NCCT currently operates in several other Northern California Probation Departments and fills the related to vocational training combined with job placement. Clients will have the opportunity to ‘build a better future,’ as agencies collaborate to deliver a viable workforce for our local construction employers, while ‘building’ positive connections within the community.

“This exciting collaboration between Northern California Construction Training, the El Dorado Probation Department and the El Dorado County Office of Education is providing hands-on vocational training,” said Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools. “This training is affording its students a concrete pathway and will deliver a viable workforce for local construction employers. I look forward to strengthening these existing partnerships and exploring new ones that will facilitate strong systems of support like this for every El Dorado County student,” he added.

For more information on NCCT, its curriculum and career development program, please visit http://www.ncct.ws/