This week, Civicorps was granted a landmark contract by the Oakland City Council in partnership with Waste Management and EBMUD. Staring July 1, 2015, Civicorps will collect up to 70 tons/day of organics from 1,400 restaurants, cafes and food service establishments in the City of Oakland with its Class B driver-trainees.
Civicorps will deliver the materials to EBMUD to be converted in to electricity through their anaerobic digester. It will also generate 8 new internships in truck driving, creating pathways out of poverty for Oakland families.
In addition, in partnership with Teamsters Local 70, Civicorps will run a Truck Driving Pre-Apprenticeship Program for these eight new interns that will directly lead into a Teamsters Apprenticeship. Once in the Teamsters Apprenticeship, Civicorps drivers will enter the union as apprentices. Upon completion of the program they will be eligible for Teamster jobs. This will create a direct pathway from our training program to high-paying union jobs.