Last night over 200 residents attended an information session about Road Construction Apprenticeship Readiness (RCAR) program in Kalamazoo.
The RCAR program is a 9-week paid training program offers training and jobs skills in the construction industry. RCAR will accept 15 applicants in 2010 who represent racial minorities, women and low-income individuals.
These applicants will be given the tools and skills to be successful in a road construction career. The training in this program also helps prepare these applicants for the realities of working in the construction field.
Chad Miller speaks to the group about some of the realities of working in the construction industry in this video:
To learn more about RCAR, visit http://www.haltpoverty.org/rcar