The Central Valley Training Center of the California High-Speed Rail Authority is bringing more students into their pre-apprenticeship program. In total, they now have 206. As their work continues, more job opportunities are made available to a wider, more diverse group. The  training program targets veterans, at-risk young adults, and minority and low-income populations in the Central Valley. Students are introduced to various construction trades from journeyman-level professionals. One student, Ponyboy Gonzales, said he “hopes to become a laborer or carpenter and hopes to work on building the nation’s first electrified high-speed rail system.” “It’s going to be part of American history and is going to bring a lot of opportunities and jobs,” he added.

Read the full story by California High-Speed Rail Authority News, published June 28, 2024, here:


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