Recent News

Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc. has moved to a new location effective September 1, 2015; the new address is 977 - 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621

Pacific Gas and Electric’s nationally recognized workforce development program PG&E PowerPathway has endorsed the CMTC program. Graduates will have more favorable job opportunities with PG&E by getting the required qualifications for its Pre-Apprentice Lineman positions.
We are also working with PG&E to expand our current training to include further requirements to meet the needs of the energy and utilities industry.
The United Labor Bank as part of its commitment to give back to the community, partnered with the CMTC and has pledged $5,000 of financial support, each year for the next 5 years. 

Video Segment

Cypress Mandela was featured on ABC7 News and CBS5’s “30 Minutes Bay Area.”
Watch the video to get an introduction to our program.

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‘Going Home’: Ron Claiborne Returns to Oakland, Calif.: Programs Give Youth, Jobless Another Chance to Turn Their Lives Around - ABC News - Sept. 29, 2010

Training center offers a fresh start - ABC7News - Mar 19, 2009

$250,000 City Grant Goes to Green Job Corp for Young Adults (PDF) - The Post - Oct 22-28, 2008

City launches Green Jobs Corps (PDF) - Oakland-Berkeley Alameda County Globe - Oct 22-28, 2008

Ushering in era of green jobs that earn green (PDF) - Oakland Tribune - Oct 21, 2008

Oakland School Builds Homes, Success Stories
CBS 5 - Sep 16, 2005

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