Skills Upgrades and (OSHA Safety) certificates

Economic competition and technological changes pose a challenge to job seekers and / or employees who do not have their skills up to date. The Solano Employment Connection sponsors short skills upgrade training events that support the need for lifelong learning and provide a certificate upon completion.

40 Hour Hazwoper - The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) is a certificated class for anyone who is interested in employment that includes working with hazardous substances, including hazardous waste. This certification must be kept up to date yearly with the Refresher.

8 Hour Hazwoper Refresher Course - OSHA requires the worker, which already has a Hazwoper certification, to refresh their certificate annually, for workers on hazardous waste sites. The free course includes classroom learning, realistic hands-on activities and certifies the worker that they have completed an awareness class for 12 month period.

DOT Practical - Dept. of Transportation requires this course for all workers involved in the transportation of hazardous materials. Hazardous materials training for truck drivers and workers who perform loading, unloading, shipping and receiving duties. This certificate adds value to resumes of any loading/unloading or warehouse experience on your resume.  This training is now called 8-Hr. Transportation Safety & Security Awareness.

OSHA-10 Construction - covers OSHA standards, electrical safety, fall protection and other topics, chosen to match the training needs and job tasks of the workers attending the course. Upon successful completion of this course, each worker receives an "OSHA 10-Hour Card" that certifies that the worker has completed 10 hours.

Food Handler Safety Card - 1 Year for FREE, 3-years for $5, The price will drop to $0 or to $5 after you complete the profile.  You will learn; Food Safety Basics, Personal Hygiene, Receiving and Storing Food, Sanitation, Cleaning & Maintenance. The 6 parts of study can take up to 2 hours to complete the online exam may take you up to 45 minutes to complete all 40 questions. 

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***Basic Computer Skills classes - In the Vallejo Job Center, 1440 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA 94590, Instructor led and class participation can get a proctored Typing Certificate. Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. In the Fairfield Job Center, 500 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield, CA 94534, Instructor led and class participation.  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Closed for Presidents Day, No classes for holiday breaks, so please check the calendars for current class schedule.

Must be registered in CalJOBs, staff is available to assist at 1:30 pm Mon & Wed's prior to each class. Beginning and basic instruction includes computer, keyboard, mouse, printer, internet, scan, fax, build resumes, job search, and cover letter, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Google, etc. See flyer for dates and specifics.

Certified Typing Test - Many employers require job candidates to provide proof of typing speed and accuracy in the form of a typing certificate. The once-a-week Solano Employment Connection's five-minute typing certificate test will result with a certificate listing gross and net words per minute, plus number of errors. There is no cost associated with this certificate, and is recognized by local government agencies to meet their hiring requirements.  Please see calendars for schedule of Typing Tests in the job center nearest you.