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Construction Pathways

There are numerous unfilled career opportunities in the construction sector due to a lack of awareness or misperceptions 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 grades 7 through 16 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.



Sacramento County


Long Term Outcome

Educational Attainment


Quad Chairs

Rick Larkey

Director, Workforce Development, North State Building Industry Association,




Paula Hanzel

Capital Academies and Pathways Higher Ed Coordinator, SCUSD and EGUSD,





Ryan Connally

Cosumes River College

(916) 691-7353


Jane Ross

Program Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District



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