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Submitted By: Kathy Takemoto, College of Marin

North Bay Trades Introduction Program

  • Type of Practice: Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Targeted Population: Apprenticeship Program Participants, High School Diploma Students, High School Equivalency Students, Vocational Certificate Students
  • Program Area(s): Apprenticeship
  • Consortia Involved:
    Marin County Adult Education Block Grant Consortium: Marin Community College District, Novato Unified School District, San Rafael City High School District, Shoreline USD, Tamalpais Union High School District
    Mendocino-Lake CCD: Anderson Valley School District, Kelseyville Unified School District, Mendocino-Lake Community College District, Ukiah Unified School District
    Napa Valley Adult Education Consortium: Napa Valley UCommunity College District, Napa Valley Unified School District
    Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium: Benicia Unified School District, Dixon Unified School District, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, Solano Community College, Travis Unified School District, Vacaville Unified School District, Vallejo City Unified School District, Winters Joint Unified School District
    South Orange County Regional Consortium (SOCRC): Cloverdale Unified School District, Cotati Rohnert Park USD, Geyserville USD, Healdsburg USD, Petaluma Joint Union High School District, Santa Rosa City Schools, Sonoma County Community College District, Sonoma Valley Unified School District, West Sonoma County High School District

The Challenge

Partners are working together to provide candidates with a realistic view of what skills are needed to succeed in an apprenticeship program.

The Solution

The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum provides instruction on
• Labor history
• Tools & materials
• Mathematics
• First aid/CPR
• Blueprint reading
• Industry awareness
• Professional soft skill development
Instructors will be selected from the trades and will complete a required Multi-Craft Core Curriculum training program.
Preparing competitive job candidates is in response to future building projects including Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae and Graton Casino and Resort Hotel, Rohnert Park.
Community colleges and Workforce Development Boards will assist in recruiting students. Interested students must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, complete an application and in-person interview and meet participation standards.


The goal is to host three sessions of North Bay TIP throughout the six county region. Students who complete the program will understand the next steps in searching for an apprenticeship position and will be introduced to trade representatives and businesses in their county.

The Data

We are hoping to fill three session within the six county region with 10 - 20 students in each session.

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