Important Dates and Events

Next Training Session


OUSD Skilled Trades and Construction Fair for OUSD Juniors and Seniors scheduled for Friday, February 24th at the Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc.; 977 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621.

The National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education conference is being held at the Cypress Mandela Training Center, in Oakland, CA, April 18th through April 20th; A DOT training will follow the week after. For registration and additional information regarding the conference, please visit the PETE website at

The tentative orientation date for the next training cycle is Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at the Caltrans Auditorium at 111 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA at 8:30 AM

The PG&E’s PowerPathway Bridge to Gas Workers Program will begin July 2017; please note that you must have already completed the 16 week pre-apprenticeship construction training program for eligibility into the PowerPathway program.

Cypress Mandela Training Center’s Fifth Annual Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Sequoyah Country Club located at 4550 Heafey Road, Oakland, CA; Sponsorship Levels: Major -$10,000 golf for 12, tee sponsorship, lunch, awards dinner, plaque, and program recognition; Eagle - $7,500 golf for 8, tee sponsorship, lunch, awards dinner, plaque, tee prizes for 8 and program recognition; Birdie Sponsorship - $5,000 golf for 6, tee sponsorship, lunch, awards dinner, plaque, tee prizes for 6 and program recognition; Hole - 2,500 golf for 3, tee sponsorship, tee sponsorship, lunch, awards dinner, plaque, tee prizes for 3 and program recognition; CMTC Classic Supporter - $500 golf for 1, tee sponsorship, awards dinner for 2 and program recognition; Individual - $250 golf for 1 with a cart, tee prizes, lunch, awards dinner & prizes. Please make checks payable to Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc. For further information please contact Administrative Coordinator, Brittny Crain, at (510) 208-7352.  Cypress Mandela Staff, Board of Directors, and Students Thank and Appreciate your Support.

The second annual CMTC Pig Roast Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017. This is an exciting extravaganza where 100pound pigs are prepared on site by the famous Scotty Scott! There is plenty of entertainment and a host of special guests, major contractors, and city officials. This event is important to the center as it helps to generate funds for general operation of the CMTC as federal grants and funds are currently restricted. This is an event you certainly don’t want to miss! For more information contact Brittny Crain at, (510)208-7352.

Good News! After 23 years in West Oakland, making life changes in community residents, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc.(CMTC), has relocated to 977 - 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621. This will allow us to expand the program by increasing the number of participants per training cycle. We hope this doesn’t cause an inconvenience to anyone; however, this expansion will allow us to have a greater impact and help reduce crime within our communities. The new address is effective as of September 1, 2015. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.

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