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.
Director, Workforce Development, North State Building Industry Association,
Capital Academies and Pathways Higher Ed Coordinator, SCUSD and EGUSD,
Cosumes River College
Program Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
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