Made possible with funding from drought-aid legislation signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, the California Drought Relief Employment Training Program provides training to both workers and employers at community colleges in regions severely impacted by the drought. This new program seeks to promote job retention through training, provide career pathways to new employment, and to provide industry-recognized certification and training related to better management of water resources.
The program will provide 12 different training opportunities, each of roughly 250 hours for completion, to workers, employers and students impacted by the drought. This training is provided at no cost to participants. Topics include: