Monday, August 27, 2018

99% vs 100% Committed

In every aspect of life, if something is worth doing, it's worth giving 100% of your effort to it. Because a 99% commitment isn't going to cut it. Having any leeway at all in your convictions is inevitably going to lead to frustration, failure and disappointment.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Job Interview Questions and Answers: What Does Customer Service Mean to You?

In this week’s video, we’re going to go over how to answer the job interview question, "What does customer service mean to you?" That’s coming up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

3 Ways to Stay Motivated in Any Situation

We’ve all had days where nothing seems to get done, no matter how good our intentions are. Those days that seem to stretch on forever, wondering how such a long day could still leave you feeling so unfulfilled.

The cause of our sudden slumps may be related to stress at work, difficulties in our personal lives, illness or injury, financial issues, or even just a lot of small mistakes or mishaps that have added up to a lasting feeling of demotivation that only becomes harder and harder to shake.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Upcoming Programs & Trainings: Job Seekers

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Refresher Course

August 22nd, 2018| 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield

This is the annual Refresher Course that OSHA requires for hazardous waste workers. The course reviews material from the 40-Hour Basic Course, discusses lessons learned from accidents, and presents new procedures and regulatory changes. Upon successful completion of this course, each worker receives an "8-Hour Refresher Card" that certifies the worker to continue hazardous waste work for another 12 months. To register click:

Full Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Networking Events offered through the WDB: Fairfield Location and Vallejo Location

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Women Builders Of Solano County Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California

WOMEN CAN BUILD and here in Solano County we see a much higher percentage of women in the field, so much so that we are 10.4% higher than the national average. With women earning as much or more than 81.1 cents to the dollar compared to men in construction, this industry is a great opportunity for Women Builders in Solano County!

Last year in Solano County there are over 10K related construction jobs, which is 54% higher than national average. This could be attributed to the unique local construction training resources afforded to Solano County residents. Located just around the corner from Jelly Belly in Fairfield is the Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California (CTCNC). The CTCNC is an educational organization that provides Apprentice, Journeylevel, and related training services for Union Carpenters & Contractors for 46 Counties across Northern California. Solano County residents are very fortunate to have this unique training resource in their community.

The CTCNC serves as the Northern California training affiliate for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, and for more information about their training programs visit their website today.

Here are some additional resources for women in the trades:

Tradeswomen Inc.

Sisters in the Brotherhood

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA

Women in Construction Company

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Save The Date: September 13th, 2018

It’s time Save-the-Date for a Celebration of Solano’s Workforce. Mark your calendars for the WDB’s upcoming Solano Workforce Gala! In honor of September being National Workforce Development Month, the WDB is hosting its first workforce gala to recognize talent in Solano County. The event will celebrate the businesses, workforce participants, and community partners supporting workforce efforts in Solano County.

For more information and to register visit:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Industry Spotlight: Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Program

The Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program was a free 5-week training course designed for Solano County residents’ ages 18-24 years old interested in the Construction trades. Participant training included: four industry certifications, HAZWOPER certification, and fundamentals in construction, concrete pouring techniques, trades math, fitness and more. Upon completion of the program, participants are eligible for direct placement opportunities with potential starting wages in excess of $19.00/hr.

On August 3rd, 2018 a graduation ceremony was held at Vacaville High School to recognize the trainees for their completion of the program. Good luck to all the graduates as they embark on their new journey in the construction trades!

Monday, August 6, 2018

When You Feel Like Giving Up, Watch This

Success is like throwing pebbles into a lake.

When the way you feel perfectly aligns with the actions you take, you walk up to the lake’s edge and search amongst the stones, not for the one that looks right but for the one that feels right. This day, you finally allow your intuition to guide your hand, you find the perfect stone, and you effortlessly throw it into the distance. It flies through the air, and to your amazement, it sits on top of a pile of pebbles just beneath the surface, exposed for the world to see. Today, you’ve finally broken through.

Friday, August 3, 2018