The City of Perris continues expanding educational opportunities that lead the way to professional, well-paying and in-demand jobs.
The latest effort: Partnering with the Perris Union High School District and the International Code Council to offer preliminary course work for people interested in pursuing careers in the construction field. The three-hour once a week class, the first of its kind in California, begins Sept. 20 at the Perris Community Adult School, 418 West Ellis Avenue.
Classes are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Students who complete this program will have a valuable head start when testing for the ICC National Residential Building Inspector Certification exam. Students who pass the exam can land potential careers as code officials, permit technicians, plan reviewers and inspectors—jobs that can pay more than $80,000 a year.
Perris Counter Services Supervisor Veronica Arana researched the introductory program and presented her findings Aug. 28 to the Perris City Council. She said the Perris-based program will provide in-demand jobs and allow Perris residents and others to build long-term careers.
“It’s a great opportunity to provide much-needed expertise in California,” she said. “We need homes, shopping centers and living spaces.”
To register, contact the Perris Community Adult School, 418 West Ellis Avenue or call 951-657-7357, ext. 30801.
The City partnership with the ICC and Perris Union High School District comes on the heels of a collaboration with Mt. San Jacinto College to bring higher-education academic courses to Perris. City and MSJC representatives Aug. 27 signed a memorandum of understanding to bring a Public Speaking Course to the Perris Senior Center.