Roca provides pre-vocational readiness programming targeted to each young person's ability and readiness to learn including: Custodial Arts, Culinary Arts, Construction, Retail, Customer Service, Cosmetology/Barbering, Introduction to Precision Machining, Introduction to Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Basic Electricity and Financial Literacy.
Training sessions range from drop in sessions to industry recognized certifications. All young people are afforded the opportunity to try out a variety of available career paths through engagement in short term informal training certifications. These informal sessions are often be offered in single sessions or in a short series of sessions and will offer an introduction to more comprehensive training offerings. Each session includes hands-on, project-based problem solving activities, games and mini-lessons aimed at engaging young people who are in contemplation about work or who have difficulty showing up. For example, there are trainings in construction, custodial arts, painting, installing drywall, and basic cooking skills. Trainings continue to be developed and new trainings are targeted to the interests of the participating young people (encouraging more intensive levels of engagement) and the needs of our partner employers.
For those who achieve success and develop interest through these short term training sessions, Roca delivers industry-recognized content (both classroom and on-site construction training) through a comprehensive range of employer-advised curricula in: Property Maintenance/Construction; Custodial Services; Culinary/Hospitality; and Office Administration. Industry-recognized certificates include OSHA General Industry, OSHA Forklift, 8-hour Lead Safe Renovators License, ServeSafe, Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), multiple BETCO maintenance certificates, CPR, AED, and First Aid.