The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, in partnership with the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, the City of Sacramento and Community Workforce Pipeline member organizations (Greater Sacramento Urban League, Center for Employment Training, Asian Resources, La Familia Counseling Center and Area Congregations Together) have launched a new program to create career opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged individuals in the construction of the new downtown entertainment and sports center (ESC). Through the program, the Kings and our partners will recruit, train and deploy at least 70 “Priority Worker and Apprentices” to help build the ESC.
William Walker is the SETA Liaison to the Sacramento Kings for this effort and Christine Welsch is the SETA Liaison to the Pre-apprenticeship programs. Staff assigned to this effort include: Ginger Brunson, Marsha Strode, Christian Mehedenti, Maquoo Anderson, Donald Dukes, Keni Addison and Ira Ayers.
Recruitment: Completed through the Sacramento Works Job and Training Center system and Community Workforce Pipeline. To assist customers in the application process, staff should:
- Have customer call the Arena Jobs Hotline (916) 274-1019 and register customer in Sacramento Works.
- Assess the customer’s interest, skills and experience. After assessing the individual, refer to the appropriate training activities listed below. Upon referral, please note the one activity in SacWorks that is associated with Priority Worker program,
- If customer is already a registered apprentice, send their résumé to: email@example.com.
PRIORITY WORKERS MUST:
Live in the City of Sacramento or a “Priority Zip Code” and meet two or more of the following:
• Low-income • Homeless
• Receive cash/public assistance • Ex-offender
• Receive food stamps • Veteran
• Former foster youth
PRIORITY APPRENTICES MUST BE REGISTERED APPRENTICES MUST LIVE IN A PRIORITY ZIP CODE:
95652 95660 95811 95832
95814 95815 95817 95838
95820 95823 95824
PRE-APPRENTICESHIP or APPRENTICESHIP
Depending on experience and eligibility, selected Priority Workers will either enter Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs (Northern California Construction Training, American River College’s Project STRIPE, and Job Corps) or will be directly referred to various union apprenticeship programs affiliated with the Sacramento-Sierra Building Trades.
SETA has committed a limited number of On-the-job training wage subsidies to employers who hire priority apprentices to work on the entertainment and sports center (dependent on customers’ eligibility).