What is Core+ Training

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


Attend the 6-week Core+ 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 that 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.

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