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New Life Recovery and Training Center
3501 Edison Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366 - 8003

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New Life Construction Training Program

Community partnership is the key to the program's success.

The New Life Construction Training Program (CTP) is a joint venture between New life Recovery and Training Center (NLRTC), a non-profit corporation, and DOD Construction Company. The program is funded by the Kern County Department of Human Services. The joint venture was formed to provide a community-based accredited college program that utilizes the latest construction technology to provide vocational training, education and employment opportunities for at-risk young men to gain skills in the construction industry.

Program Goals

Our program is designed to prepare students to become professionals in all aspects of the employment experience.

  • To provide a work-ready skilled labor workforce in the construction industry
  • To ensure that trainees have both classroom training and field experience
  • To provide trainees with educational support and career and employment opportunities
  • To provide participants with opportunities to give back to their community through community service projects

Program Components

The NLCTP provides 16 weeks of construction training and skills development activities. Students earn up to 12 units of college credits. Participants receive an additional 90 days of pre-employment training and placement assistance.

A combination of classroom training, actual field training and hands-on experience.

  • Accredited College Course in Construction Technology and Residential Construction
  • Curriculum that is aligned with industry needs
  • Industry-related math and reading skills building
  • Classroom skills lectures
  • Field training and work experience
  • Occupational training and certification
  • Employability case management and support services
  • Pre-employment/work maturity skills training
  • Community service projects
  • Employment placement and retention services

Serving youth who need a second chance and an opportunity to prove they are ready to be self-sufficient contributing young adults.

Our Trainees

  • Males, aged 18-25 years
  • Low income
  • CalWORKS, CalLEARN, ILP Youth
  • Emancipated foster care youth
  • Juvenile probation youth
  • Economically disadvanted youth
  • Youth in transition (homeless)

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