Santa Rosa Junior College Construction Trainer Center Rendering on interior space

SRJC Construction Training Center

October 12, 2023

TLCD staff recently toured the job site at the new Construction Training Center, a TLCD design currently under construction at the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus. The Construction Training Center brings together under one roof several construction trade related training programs SRJC has previously offered at separate locations around Sonoma County.

Site plan diagram showing the location of the Construction Training Center at the SRJC Petaluma Campus

Exterior rendering of Santa Rosa Junior College Construction Training Center

SRJC was awarded a $7.12 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration to build the Construction Training Center to train hundreds of skilled workers annually as part of the county-wide recovery and rebuild efforts following the October 2017 wildfires. SRJC will utilize the facility to offer short-term career skill training classes leading to non-credit certificates in areas such as construction and building trades, industrial construction methods, home repair and maintenance, and fire-resistive landscaping. In addition to the non-credit certificates, SRJC will offer an array of credit programs including HVAC, refrigeration technology, solar panel technology, and construction management. The new center will provide a home for SRJC’s trades programs for years to come.


Rendering of entrance to SRJC Construction Training Center

Rendering of people in classroom inside SRJC Construction Training Center

On the site tour led by Project Architect Tyree Vantrease, we were able to observe site work and paving, structural steel, metal framing installation, roof deck installation, and infrastructure such as sprinkler piping, electrical conduit, and copper piping currently underway.

Construction is about halfway complete, and Arntz Builders is projecting the project will be complete by Summer of 2024 and ready for classes to start in the Fall semester.

TLCD staff inside Construction Training Center under construction

TLCD Team standing inside Construction training Center currently under construction

Exterior view of Construction center under construction

TLCD staff wearing orange construction vests at the entrance to SRJC Construction Center

Exterior photo of front of Construction Center under construction

Tyree Vantrease, Project Architect leading tour