Human Resources

Human Resources

Trades Technical Training (T3)

Program History:

Work ProgramsThe City of Riverside’s Vocational Trades Technical Training (T3) was introduced to the Board of Public Utilities in late 2006 and approved by the City Council in February 2007.


The T3 program cultivates future employees by targeting local high school students for training in technical careers, such as; electricians, pipe-fitters, mechanics, and water and wastewater plant operators. The T3 program enables the City to identify, train, and develop local youth for potential industry related careers with the City of Riverside and specifically the Public Utilities, Public Works, General Services and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Departments. Further, the T3 program is aimed at developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the City of Riverside.

Participants in the T3 program may work up to 25 hours a week while school is in session or up to 40 hours a week when school is not in session.  Additionally, selected T3 participants will be assigned a City facilitator who will assist with career development and a comprehensive job training program.  This program complements apprenticeship programs offered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Who Can Participate?

The T3 program targets a total of eight high school seniors annually.

How To Get Involved:

If you are interested in the T3 program,

Each application must be accompanied by an Online Student Recommendation Form that is filled out by a teacher or counselor from the school.

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