Three years ago, just seven high school students graduated from a North Bay program teaching them construction skills.

This year, the graduating class for the North Bay Construction Corps was 98 students from five North Bay counties. The program consists of a five-month training program plus a two-week boot camp.

In Sonoma County, the corps started with 80 students of which 38 graduated from the camp. The graduation was held June 21 at the new Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County’s industrialized home manufacturing center at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park.

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