March Newsletter

 

March 2016

 

NCCT Monthly Newsletter

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May good luck and fortune be yours this month!

It’s been a busy month for NCCT!

1ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PASTA FEED

Operation Pasta Feed is in effect!  The casino-themed event will start at 6pm on March 19, 2016 at St. John Vianney Church in Rancho Cordova.  All ticket sales will include one hand of Blackjack. All tickets purchased by March 14, 2016 will include one drink ticket.

 

Be sure to bring your appetite and wallet to this exciting event.  There will be all-you-can-eat soup, salad and pasta.  Don’t worry, Sweettooths, there will be a dessert auction that will have everything from cookies to cakes. 

 

Along with all of the delicious food, there will be lots of awesome raffle prizes and a silent auction going on throughout the night.  We have two Toshiba 49” flat screen TVs that YOU could win, and that’s not all! There are so many exciting things happening at this event you’ll just have to come to find out!

 

College Glen Little League

Matt and Nate’s classes spent most of February working on projects at the College Glen Little League Fields.  The students built three score booths, assembled nine benches and helped with roofing over six dugouts. The students also placed plywood over the dugouts for future roofing material to be installed. This project is on the verge of completion, it’s about 99% done!

 

 

 

Salvation Army House

The next upcoming big project will be the first Kings’ Garden, which will take place at The Salvation Army’s E. Caire Raley Transitional Living Center.  This is an apartment complex off of Edison Ave and Watt Avenue.  Mike and his high school students have started grading and laying out the ground for a walkway.  Nate and Matt’s students will be building benches, sandboxes, planter boxes, arbor, and picnic tables at the Fruitridge location.  Once the items are built they will bring it all to the site.  This project is a big deal for NCCT and can lead to 20 or more builds just like this!

 

New Hire

Welcome to the family to the following new hire:

Jamie Boes – Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

NCCT NEWS – What’s Everyone Up To?

 

Mike Anckner, Elinor Hickey High School

During the month of February students at Hickey were fortunate enough to be invited by Turner Construction on a tour of a brand new courthouse being built for the City of Stockton. This new courthouse will house 30 courtrooms with underground holding cells for inmates awaiting court proceedings. Once completed it will be the tallest building Stockton!  The students were accompanied by probation officers during the tour.  The students had a Q&A session, were shown CAD drawings, and were exposed to software that allowed them to see each trades’ scope of work completed in 3D.  They then had the opportunity to ride 14 stories up the side of the building in a crane elevator and got to look at all of the infrastructure and different trades on the project.  The students then were able to visit some of the courtrooms that were close to being completed.  In there, they learned that the wood in the judge’s chamber was hand selected by a manager who flew to Ohio to pick it out.  It was a great learning experience for the students.  Aside from the great construction experience, Mike also stated that this field trip was the first time many of his students ventured outside of Sacramento!  It’s awesome that the students were able to experience the build of the courthouse and to be able to step foot outside of Sacramento!

After the field trip, the students spent the rest of the month building two sandboxes with the folding seats that were donated to nonprofit organizations.  Also, with the great weather in February, the students spent some time outdoors working on the laborers tests and did some early spring cleaning in the shop.

 

Brian Bartch, Woodland, Yolo Jail and Cache Creek High School

Brian currently averages 15-16 students per day in class.  The students have been busy working on projects for various events.  They just finished working on the last of the trex tables for the fairgrounds, built two planter boxes and two American flags for the Pasta Feed, and three raised planter boxes for a customer.  Along with these projects, the students also rebuilt 15-20 bikes for the Probation Program.  The class is working on various projects for a community member.  The projects include building two more planter boxes, a children’s picnic table and a custom seesaw with old tractor seats.

The Yolo Jail Program switched classes from Monday/Tuesday/Friday to Monday/ Wednesday/Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

Jason Billington, West Sacramento, Adult Program and WUSD High School Program

Jason and his students in the adult program have been busy working on projects for the Pasta Feed!  The students are working on a Sacramento Kings cornhole game to be auctioned off and the plywood cutouts that will be used for picture taking.  The students also completed four little libraries for the Yolo County Library Board, along with repainting the kids playhouse to the Sacramento Kings color scheme.  Chris from the West Sacramento Day Reporting Center did a presentation about the GED class available to the students.  Jason and the students are excited that there is finally a GED class in West Sacramento!  Four students are enrolled in the class now and students can start every Wednesday.

 

Accomplishments

< >Robert Alanzo, Vinny Caico, and Marco Madrical started working at AerotekAdam Tilton started work for CA Mechanical Marco Madrical and Albert Villa received their Drivers’ LicenseFrederick Gordo was accepted into Carpenters Local 46Lamar Vaughn  was accepted into IBEW Local 340Aseng Saechao started work for a non-union contractor as a carpenterShane Ellis started working at MaggianosMark Dingman started work at Erickson FramingChris Hudack started work at Antelope IronBrian Bryla started work at Home DepotThe following students will receive their Welding Certifications for completing the 8 week course: Mark Dingman, Ramona Dean, Kat Kalas, Lane Rasheem, Darien James and Ken Thomas.One student completed the GED program and received a diplomaDavid Beltran and Davy Kim have started working full time with Peninsula Plastics Recycling INC. driving a forkliftFabian Lopez started working for Adams Pool Solutions in Pleasanton  https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12804656_651104051694187_4948978024285580076_n.jpg?oh=4848dd764cf3d3891b0d881e45f033d3&oe=57603E37 

 

 

NCCT Caltrans Work Crew Program

New Drivers

Daniel Munoz is the new full-time driver for Fresno Crew #1.  Earnest Munoz is the sub-driver for Fresno.  Sacramento’s sub-driver is Joseph Zaccardi and Los Angeles’ sub-driver is Aaron Maxwell.

 

The following crew members found employment with Jam Services:

< >Walter RathWilliam Littlefiel

Row 1 – (L) Chris’s student working on a bench at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds (R) Sacramento Kings branding iron made by Brad’s students in the Welding Shop

Row 2 – (L): BBQ trailer for Probation (R): Brian’s student painting the American flags for the Pasta Feed

Row 3 – (L): SRCC student flooring Suite E (R): West Sacramento students painting the playhouse for the upcoming Garden Project

 

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Important Dates

 

Upcoming Birthdays

 

March

8th Pedro Montenegro

10th Gary Harris

13th Ted Niles

 

April

18th Dennis Garcia

20th Julio Maldonado

 

Happy Anniversary

 

*Correction: Tami Anckner has been with NCCT for 18 years as of February 9th

 

March

7th Kelly McIntire – 5 years

 

April

5th Adam Frost – 6 years

19th Gary Harris – 3 years

20th Ralph Earnest – 7 years

21st Eli Bettis – 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-If you have any questions or comments about the newsletter please contact Farm Saelee at farm@ncctinc.org.

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March 2016

 

NCCT Monthly Newsletter

 

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May good luck and fortune be yours this month!

It’s been a busy month for NCCT!

 

1ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PASTA FEED

Operation Pasta Feed is in effect!  The casino-themed event will start at 6pm on March 19, 2016 at St. John Vianney Church in Rancho Cordova.  All ticket sales will include one hand of Blackjack. All tickets purchased by March 14, 2016 will include one drink ticket.

 

Be sure to bring your appetite and wallet to this exciting event.  There will be all-you-can-eat soup, salad and pasta.  Don’t worry, Sweettooths, there will be a dessert auction that will have everything from cookies to cakes. 

 

Along with all of the delicious food, there will be lots of awesome raffle prizes and a silent auction going on throughout the night.  We have two Toshiba 49” flat screen TVs that YOU could win, and that’s not all! There are so many exciting things happening at this event you’ll just have to come to find out!

College Glen Little League

Matt and Nate’s classes spent most of February working on projects at the College Glen Little League Fields.  The students built three score booths, assembled nine benches and helped with roofing over six dugouts. The students also placed plywood over the dugouts for future roofing material to be installed. This project is on the verge of completion, it’s about 99% done!

 

Salvation Army House

The next upcoming big project will be the first Kings’ Garden, which will take place at The Salvation Army’s E. Caire Raley Transitional Living Center.  This is an apartment complex off of Edison Ave and Watt Avenue.  Mike and his high school students have started grading and laying out the ground for a walkway.  Nate and Matt’s students will be building benches, sandboxes, planter boxes, arbor, and picnic tables at the Fruitridge location.  Once the items are built they will bring it all to the site.  This project is a big deal for NCCT and can lead to 20 or more builds just like this!

New Hire

Welcome to the family to the following new hire:

Jamie Boes – Administrative Assistant

 

NCCT NEWS – What’s Everyone Up To?

 

Mike Anckner, Elinor Hickey High School

During the month of February students at Hickey were fortunate enough to be invited by Turner Construction on a tour of a brand new courthouse being built for the City of Stockton. This new courthouse will house 30 courtrooms with underground holding cells for inmates awaiting court proceedings. Once completed it will be the tallest building Stockton!  The students were accompanied by probation officers during the tour.  The students had a Q&A session, were shown CAD drawings, and were exposed to software that allowed them to see each trades’ scope of work completed in 3D.  They then had the opportunity to ride 14 stories up the side of the building in a crane elevator and got to look at all of the infrastructure and different trades on the project.  The students then were able to visit some of the courtrooms that were close to being completed.  In there, they learned that the wood in the judge’s chamber was hand selected by a manager who flew to Ohio to pick it out.  It was a great learning experience for the students.  Aside from the great construction experience, Mike also stated that this field trip was the first time many of his students ventured outside of Sacramento!  It’s awesome that the students were able to experience the build of the courthouse and to be able to step foot outside of Sacramento!

After the field trip, the students spent the rest of the month building two sandboxes with the folding seats that were donated to nonprofit organizations.  Also, with the great weather in February, the students spent some time outdoors working on the laborers tests and did some early spring cleaning in the shop.

 

Brian Bartch, Woodland, Yolo Jail and Cache Creek High School

Brian currently averages 15-16 students per day in class.  The students have been busy working on projects for various events.  They just finished working on the last of the trex tables for the fairgrounds, built two planter boxes and two American flags for the Pasta Feed, and three raised planter boxes for a customer.  Along with these projects, the students also rebuilt 15-20 bikes for the Probation Program.  The class is working on various projects for a community member.  The projects include building two more planter boxes, a children’s picnic table and a custom seesaw with old tractor seats.

The Yolo Jail Program switched classes from Monday/Tuesday/Friday to Monday/ Wednesday/Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

Jason Billington, West Sacramento, Adult Program and WUSD High School Program

Jason and his students in the adult program have been busy working on projects for the Pasta Feed!  The students are working on a Sacramento Kings cornhole game to be auctioned off and the plywood cutouts that will be used for picture taking.  The students also completed four little libraries for the Yolo County Library Board, along with repainting the kids playhouse to the Sacramento Kings color scheme.  Chris from the West Sacramento Day Reporting Center did a presentation about the GED class available to the students.  Jason and the students are excited that there is finally a GED class in West Sacramento!  Four students are enrolled in the class now and students can start every Wednesday.

 

Accomplishments

  • Robert Alanzo, Vinny Caico, and Marco Madrical started working at Aerotek
  • Adam Tilton started work for CA Mechanical
  • Marco Madrical and Albert Villa received their Drivers’ License

 

Nate De Marce, South Sacramento

There are currently 24 students enrolled in Nate’s class.  Nate and his students have been busy working offsite at the College Glen Little League Field.  Along with the busy projects, 15 students from the class attended the 8-hour refresher class for the 40-hour Hazwoper.

Dr. Chima made a visit on two separate occasions to clear students for the 40-hour Hazwoper.  He will be making another visit on March 17, 2016 Nate will be contacting the instructors regarding this.  The 40-hour Hazwoper will take place March 21-25th.

 

Accomplishments

  • Frederick Gordo was accepted into Carpenters Local 46
  • Lamar Vaughn  was accepted into IBEW Local 340
  • Aseng Saechao started work for a non-union contractor as a carpenter
  • Shane Ellis started working at Maggianos

 

Ralph Ernest, Mather & Roseville

Ralph and his students at Mather have been busy building a shed with Mauricia and building a mini mock two-story house.  The students also built a rolling stand for the printer in the SCBC office as well as a wooden education sign for Dr. Bell in the Education Department.  Four new students started in the month of February.  The students are planning to help restore the scoreboard and snack shack at Rosemont Park soon.

The students at Roseville have been busy preparing for all the projects to be worked on at the Fairground.  The students began the process with building a mock roof in order to learn how to apply the roll roofing onto the buildings on the Fairground. The students also built a picnic table out of redwood for the silent auction at the upcoming Pasta Feed.  A representative from Erickson Construction spoke to the students about the possibility of employment with the company.  Three students; Nainoa Peterson, Cody Engval and Christine Blair, went to interview at Erickson Construction.

Tyler Bakker, Gregory Ellis and George Martinez attended the Laborers Local 185 Union Orientation.

 

Chris Faix, San Joaquin Fairgrounds-Stockton

Chris and his students have been busy with several new projects.  The students started with the interior remodel of the Taco Stand on the fairgrounds.  This project included new drywall tape texture and painting.  After completing the Taco Stand project, the students moved on to work in Building 1.  In Building 1 the students installed a door in a framed wall, performed the demolition of siding and drywall, and installed a new door and frame as well as trim and paint.  This project was an addition to repairing the interior and exterior of a wall that had been damaged by a forklift.  In Building 6, the students completed the bathroom remodel with new paint, flooring, addition of base around the walls and repairing the plumbing.  They also landscaped the interior of the exhibit hall by adding six yards of pea gravel ground cover and finished with planting shrubs and flowers.  Along with the busy projects in the buildings, the students have installed display screens for upcoming art exhibit and performed maintenance to the waterfall and pond water feature. Repaired broken light sockets and lights, painted interior and display tables and completed the final clean up. They have also started repairing the ticket booths and benches for the upcoming asparagus festival.  In the classroom, the students learned about the history of Union Trades and employment expectations of contractors.

Upcoming Events

April 15th-17th - Asparagus Festival at San Joaquin Fairgrounds

 

Brad Gasaway, Welding Class

The students spent a lot of their time working on personal projects like, steel dices, ornamental figuring made out of old silverware and anything else they could come up with.  Brad and his students also worked on class projects like the BBQ trailer for Probation and they built a “Kings” branding iron to use on future Kings Projects.  The students also made a kitchen chalkboard using old silverware and spray paint chalkboard that will be raffled off at the Pasta Feed.

Accomplishments

  • Mark Dingman started work at Erickson Framing
  • Chris Hudack started work at Antelope Iron
  • Brian Bryla started work at Home Depot

Certifications

  • The following students will receive their Welding Certifications for completing the 8 week course: Mark Dingman, Ramona Dean, Kat Kalas, Lane Rasheem, Darien James and Ken Thomas.
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Nauy Huynh, Foothill High School ROP Program

Nauy started teaching fulltime at Foothill High School and Jason is back at the West Sacramento site.  Nauy and his students have been working to help clean and get the shop more functional for everyday use.  The students have started to learn about wall framing and layouts.  They have built little walls to understand the techniques of framing layouts and small jewelry boxes with doors and hinges. Nauy hopes to build a full size shed with the students soon.

 

Matt Kelly, South Sacramento Probation Class/ Men’s Youth Detention Facility

Matt currently has 18 students enrolled in his South Sacramento class.  The students are currently working on building planter boxes, tables and benches for the Salvation Army project.  Joyce and Chan from SETA visited the students to help them with their resumes, educate them about useful resources, and other information related to obtaining a job.

There are currently 7 students participating in Matt’s YDF class.  The students finished building planter boxes for Unit 15 yard area and are currently building basic skill boxes.  The students have finished building a door for the shed, now they just have to paint the door and install it.  The upcoming project will be a shed that was requested by Probation.  The shed will be built at the athletic field and will be used to store cones, balls and other equipment.

Accomplishments

  • One student completed the GED program and received a diploma

 

Mauricia Lopez, Women’s Youth Detention Facility

Mauricia currently has four students per class.  The class started a new blueprint process and tracking their projects. This process helps the new students pick up projects where the released students have left off.  The students have completed two library book drop boxes for the librarian.  The Librarian loved the boxes and will collaborate with the each unit to add art and paint to their boxes.  The girls also made small learning projects to give to their family and staff members. 

 

David Pope, Youthbuild (SRCC)

David and his students spent most of their time in February painting and flooring Suite E.  The students also built two work benches for the classroom.  The class is preparing for their forklift certificate and continues to practice the Laborers Union physical agility test.

 

Joe Neally, Stanislaus

February was a great month for Joe and his students.  The students built two Adirondack chairs with a matching table.  This project was great for the students to practice measurements, power tool use and troubleshooting skills while assembling the chairs.  Patricia Gould from Balance Staffing spoke to the class about employment opportunities with the agency. Five students signed up for this opportunity and two have already received job placements.

Accomplishments

  • David Beltran and Davy Kim have started working full time with Peninsula Plastics Recycling INC. driving a forklift
  • Fabian Lopez started working for Adams Pool Solutions in Pleasanton

 

Chris Thurman, Ukiah

Jake, Heather, and Farm recently had the pleasure of visiting Chris Thurman and his class in Ukiah, which started in February. There are currently about 8 students enrolled at this time with new clients being referred weekly.  The class site is currently located in a house at the entrance of the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  The students are receiving hands on experience by remodeling the house that the classroom is located in.  The visit included a tour and brief rundown of what the students had been learning to date.  Jake also talked to the students about construction career opportunities after completion of the NCCT training program and held an informative Q and A afterwards. It looks like Mendocino County is off to a promising start!

 

NCCT Caltrans Work Crew Program

New Drivers

Daniel Munoz is the new full-time driver for Fresno Crew #1.  Earnest Munoz is the sub-driver for Fresno.  Sacramento’s sub-driver is Joseph Zaccardi and Los Angeles’ sub-driver is Aaron Maxwell.

The following crew members found employment with Jam Services:

Walter Rath

William Littlefiel

 

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Upcoming Birthdays

March

8th Pedro Montenegro

10th Gary Harris

13th Ted Niles

 

April

18th Dennis Garcia

20th Julio Maldonado

 

Happy Anniversary

*Correction: Tami Anckner has been with NCCT for 18 years as of February 9th

March

7th Kelly McIntire – 5 years

April

5th Adam Frost – 6 years

19th Gary Harris – 3 years

20th Ralph Earnest – 7 years

21st Eli Bettis – 2 years

 

-If you have any questions or comments about the newsletter please contact Farm Saelee at farm@ncctinc.org.

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