There are numerous unfilled career opportunities in the construction sector due to a lack of awareness or misconceptions about the industry. This team seeks to build a construction career pathway develops relevant skills in students from 7th grade through to community college. Construction training and educational programs for students in appear fragmented. As it stands, community colleges and other post-secondary construction training providers have excess capacity for training slots while employers in the region find significant difficulty finding trained employees. This career pathway, once developed, will allow students several “off-ramps” into various construction careers or advanced education.
It is projected that over 200,000 new workers are needed in the construction industry by 2024 within the Sacramento region. This Alignment team intends to design and implement plan to develop a robust career pathway to construction related programs including apprenticeships.
What differentiates this team’s approach is that they want to expand course offerings to students that include business, accounting, and construction management via local community colleges. Once placed, these new workers not only will possess entry level skills, but the ability to retain employment with greater potential to advance within that broader industry.
Director, Workforce Development, North State Building Industry Association,
Program Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Align Capital Region, Team Member
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