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Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The El Dorado County Office of Education, in partnership with the El Dorado County Probation Department, operates the Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) program at the Trade Center, located at 6187 Pleasant Valley Road, in the town of El Dorado.  The NCCT is a non-profit, community-based organization where construction pre-apprenticeship training programs are offered to justice-involved individuals.  Students receive unpaid training in the classroom, as well as, hands-on building experience in Construction Trades and work under the supervision of a journeyman carpenter.  Students who successfully complete a training program are offered the opportunity to join the construction trades apprenticeship training program of their choice.  These apprenticeship positions range from $14.00 to $23.00 per hour, depending on the trade and benefits.  Since 1993, the NCCT has trained thousands of students in adult programs, in-custody programs, juvenile/youth programs, probation/parole programs, and Regional Occupational high school programs.