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Carpentry training program begins to build up steam

Even though Los Fresnos City Hall is closed, residents can take care of business at any of its offices, including the Community Development Corp., which has recently begun a carpentry training program. Photos: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

LOS FRESNOS – A program to train adults to learn carpentry has finally taken off the ground, but it went from a classroom to virtual teaching.

The first round of adults recently finished the course, but the second group is taking the course work at home due to the current situation with the coronavirus.

Of the 25 adults who took the course, 23 received their certification.

The program is part of an initiative called National Center Construction Education and Research, or NCCER, and its goal is to help the unemployed find a technical job such as carpentry or other fields.

An adult admitted to the program, which is free, has to meet certain requirements. Classes are given at night and it’s for people not working.
Desi Martinez, an advisor for the Los Fresnos Community Development Corp., said they needed at least 30 applicants for the program.

During the last meeting of the CDC board held April 11, he said the program was going well but changed course due to the pandemic.

Anyone interested in participating in the program should stop by Martinez’s office at the new city hall at 520 E. Ocean Blvd. or call 956-778-8929.

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