• Local Hiring Process

    Are you interested in starting a career in construction? As a part of the 2021 Project Labor Agreement, the OUSD Facilities Division invites locals in the Oakland area to participate in construction projects within OUSD. If you are interested, follow the process below.

  • No Prior Experience

    Step 1

    Email the OUSD Local Hire Consultant to express your interest in working construction on an OUSD project.

    Step 2

    If you have no prior construction experience, the OUSD Local Hire Consultant will connect you with a partnering Apprenticeship Training Program:

    The Local Hire Consultant will also connect you with supporting services such as GED classes, test prep, etc. if needed.

    Step 3

    Once connected though the Local Hire Consultant, you will go through an apprenticeship program where you will receive:

    • Paid classroom instruction
    • Paid on the job training
    • Benefits
    • Start making money

    Upon completion, the program will send your certificate of completion to the Local Hire Consultant. You are encouraged to follow up with the consultant to confirm receipt of completion notification.

    Step 4

    After receiving notice of your completion of the apprenticeship program, the Local Hire Consultant will reach out and refer you to an OUSD contractor and/or other opportunities they feel are suited for you within the district.

     

  • Prior Experience

    Step 1

    Email the OUSD Local Hire Consultant to express your interest in working construction on an OUSD project.

    Step 2

    If you have prior construction experience, the Local Hire Consultant will refer you directly to an OUSD contractor and/or other opportunities they feel are suited for you within the district for consideration for a position.

  • Follow-Up

    During your work on the OUSD project, the Local Hire Consultant will follow up with you.  Additionally, once you are hired by a contractor and in the union, your performance will be monitored by the union. Afterward, the union will assist you as you continue your new career in construction. 

     

    Questions

    For additional information, please email the Local Hire Consultant, Lowe Group, at info@lowecg.com or call 510-986-1100 ext. 7.