A $1,675,200 from CAL Fire will enable more students to receive training through Reedley College’s forestry training program.
Reedley College is part of the Central Valley Forestry Corps and has partnered with the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board and the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Local Conservation Corps in accepting the grant.
The grant will increase the pace of dead tree removal in Fresno County forests, provide advanced forest health tree removal certification training to 100 students and expand an advanced forestry training program at Reedley College to address changing needs in local forests.
This free training program will be in Reedley and Fresno. Entry level salaries range from $16.79 - $18.07 per hour.
The training includes forestry tech and work readiness training, fuels management and on-the-job training at Camp Sequoia Lake.
Participants may earn six different certificates including wildland fire training, wildland power saws, and emergency management systems.