BART is now accepting applicants to the Transit Career Ladders Training program through April 29, 2016. As BART doubles down on efforts to rebuild and replace major parts of the system, finding skilled workers to fill the many necessary roles involved is a top priority.
BART was one of the 19 selected agencies chosen to participate in the Transit Career Ladders program, funded through a competitive federal Department of Transportation grant. The program is a partnership between local colleges, and local Workforce Investment Boards to promote transportation careers to low-income, unemployed and underemployed communities, and among minorities, veterans, and women funding up to 85 participants in taking college level Electronics and Electrical courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can receive anywhere from 19 to 31 college credits, depending on the college. Graduates will also receive a Training Certificate of Completion indicating the program and units completed. The courses will cover the fundamental skills needed to perform complex electrical work. Students will learn how to construct circuits, develop troubleshooting methods, and familiarize themselves with electrical engineering principles.
Participating colleges include Diablo Valley Community College, Chabot College, City College of San Francisco, College of San Mateo, and Los Medanos College. The District anticipates the participation of Laney College in this program as well. No transit experience is necessary to apply to the program, only that applicants be at least 18 years old. Partnering Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Agencies include East Bay Works, NOVA, San Francisco WIB and Peninsula Works, providing resources and supportive services.
Visit http://www.bart.gov/training for more details and to apply online