CDI brings together students who are eager to learn and industry-leading professionals for a unique hands-on educational training program. Students receive training in numerous skilled trades.
All candidates must apply to be considered for the once-a-year summer program. Once candidates are accepted into the program, they will receive classroom and hands-on training. This training covers Lee Contracting’s core trades of: Building, electrical, fabrication, fleet maintenance, foundations, machine repair, manlift, mechanical (pipefitting, HVAC), paint and rigging.
All students who complete the program will earn an OSHA 10 certification, a certificate of completion, and the opportunity to interview for a career at Lee Contracting.
Question: What are the class times for the program?
Answer: Classroom training is 3 days, and shop training is 2 days, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Field training is 4 weeks and will be approximately 10-12 hour days. Start times will depend on workload, typically 6:00 a.m. Graduation is held on the last day of the program from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Question: Will I be required to drive to the jobsites during field training?
Answer: Transportation from CDI to jobsites (both ways) will be provided for students. If you require transportation to CDI, please see the Program Director to discuss your needs.
Question: Is lunch included with the training?
Answer: Lunch will be provided at no cost for classroom and shop training. During field training, students will be responsible for providing their own lunch.
Question: What should I wear to the Career Development Institute and to the field training?
Answer: Jeans, work boots and T-shirt will be provided on the first day at no cost to the student.
Question: Do I need to bring my own tools?
Answer: Tools will be provided at no cost for the student to use while in the program (they will remain with CDI at the end of the program for our next class).
Question: Who can attend the program?
Answer: The program is open to everyone at least 18 years of age.
Question: Will there be a background check if I am accepted into the program?
Answer: Yes. Background checks occur upon acceptance into the program.
Question: Will I be drug tested?
Answer: Graduates who are hired into Lee Industrial Contracting are subject to drug testing.
Question: What will I gain from completing the program?
Answer: Students who complete the program will receive a valuable skillset, OSHA 10 certification, a certificate of completion, and the opportunity to interview for a career at Lee Industrial Contracting.
Question: What are the benefits of working at Lee Industrial Contracting?
Answer: Lee Industrial Contracting pays competitive wages. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, vacation pay, paid holidays, 401K with a 20% match, and participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). (See Program Director for more details.)
Question: What will I learn in the program?
Answer: All students will receive classroom training and hands-on training, which will rotate through Lee Industrial Contracting’s core trades of Building, Electrical, Fabrication, Fleet Maintenance, Foundations, Industrial Maintenance, Machining, Manlift, Machine Repair, Mechanical (Pipefitting, HVAC), Paint and Rigging.
Question: What is the next step after Applying online at CDIOakland.com?
Answer: If you meet the criteria, we will contact you to schedule an interview and subsequently let you know whether you have been accepted into the program.