The Robby Poblete Foundation is working with local unions, workforce development agencies and county offices of education to help raise awareness about opportunities in skilled trades among high school students, young adults, and those in need of a second chance. RPF is currently providing apprenticeship scholarships for those who have been accepted to an apprenticeship but cannot cover the associated costs for work boots, tools, books and apprenticeship fees. RPF can also help cover transportation to apprenticeships for those who qualify.

If you would like to be included in our distribution list and receive emails about upcoming opportunities, please fill out the appropriate survey below. You may also email us directly at


RPF offers scholarships for commercial driving training and trades apprenticeships (including Laborers, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Pipefitters, Operating Engineers, Ironworkers, Carpenters, and more). We are committed to helping those who are looking for career pathways and are in need of a second chance. RPF can also help provide transportation to training. If you are interested in opportunities in commercial driving or building trades, please email



RPF partners with the Napa Solano Building Trades on an annual Apprenticeship Bus Tour for high school students. You will see firsthand the various apprenticeship centers throughout the county and learn more about each trade – from carpentry, to sheet metal, to ironwork, and more. If you are still in high school and are interested in learning more about opportunities in vocational jobs and paid apprenticeships, and participate in events like this, please fill out this survey.


If you are between the ages of 18-24 and want to learn more about the opportunities in different trades, and what it takes to qualify for a paid apprenticeship, please fill out this survey. We will reach out to you as opportunities come up. You may also email us at once you complete the survey if you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship now.


If you have been through the correctional system and are now looking for a second chance, please fill out this survey so we can keep you posted on opportunities in the trades. Please indicate if you have experience in the trades, and if so, what specific trade you’ve been exposed to.

The California Wellness Foundation

The Robby Poblete Foundation, created in honor of Robby Poblete, who was killed by gun violence in Vallejo, Calif., in 2014, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

“We are so honored that The California Wellness Foundation has selected us as a grantee. Their mission to promote safe neighborhoods and healthy environments is in alignment with our mission to reduce gun violence and increase… read more



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