What is Core+?

Core+ provides entry-level students the training that employers are looking for!

Attend the 8-week training program that was developed by local ABC members, including some of the Valley's largest employers! Core+ will provide you with the foundational skills contractors working in the oil, gas and construction industry are looking for. Core+ will open the door for lucrative employment and continued skills training.

Course Content:

History of the Kern County Oil Industry

NCCER Core Curriculum

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Basic Rigging
  • Signal Person
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Materials Handling
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Your Role in the Green Environment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Job Planning
  • Fire Safety/Fire Watch
  • Lockout/Tag out/Energy Control
  • H2S Safety
  • Safe Driving
  • Spotter Training
  • Safe Lifting/Back Safety/Stress Prevention
  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Heat Stress Prevention
  • Overhead Power line Safety
  • CPR
  • Competent Person/Trenching and Shoring

Some of the certifications and credentials you will get from this program are:

  • NCCER Credentials for completion of Core

    Curriculum, Your Role in the Green Environment,

    Signal Person and Basic Rigging &

    Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Passport Orientation Card (valid for one year)*
  • Forklift Certification Card (valid for 3 years)
  • First Aid/CPR Card (valid for 2 years)
  • Competent Person Certificate (valid for 2 years)
  • Overhead Power line Card (valid for 2 years)
  • Confined Space Entry Card (valid for one year)
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Materials Handling, Hand Tools and Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Basic Rigging and Rigging Equipment and Practices
  • Basic Communication Skills and Employability
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Forklift Certification
  • Your Role in the Green Environment

*Passport is an Oilfield Orientation Course developed by the California Oil Producer group. A valid passport card is required to be eligible to work on any oil lease in the valley. Passport complies with the Kern County Oil and Gas Ordinance Workers Environmental Awareness Plan (WEAP), and is updated annually.

Training is a combination of Classroom Lecture, Hands-on Labs, and Field Exercises