Building Trades & Construction

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    A strong demand for workers continues in the Building Trades and Construction industry sector, and that demand increases as populations, businesses, and local economies expand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction is among the top ten of the nation’s industries, constituting almost 5 percent of the total national gross domestic product. In California, the long-term (2004–14) occupational projection for the Building Trades and Construction industry includes a need to fill 17,790 new jobs and provide 17,920 replacement workers as members of the current workforce retire or leave. In some trades in the state, an increase of more than 30 percent in the number of available jobs is expected over the next 10 years. Nationally, more than one million construction jobs will be created over the next decade, with job categories ranging from laborers to engineers to contractors.

    In Building Trades and Construction industry sector classes, activities range from general or exploratory skills to job-specific skills that prepare students to select and pursue career paths through postsecondary training, work experience education, apprenticeships, and postsecondary education. The classes incorporate and apply academic core content to career-related education. These interdisciplinary approaches provide students with strong foundation skills and advanced skills in the career field of their choice, allowing students to exit programs and enter occupations directly or pursue further specialty training.



    ENTRY LEVEL CAREERS
    (with high school diploma)
    Carpenter Apprentice
    Cabinetmaking Apprentice
    Machine Operator
    Draftsman
    Electrical Repair Person
    Electronic Equipment Installer
    Maintenance Technician
    Laborer

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TECHNICAL LEVEL CAREERS
    (with AA or AS degree or certificate)
    Electronic Technician
    Maintenance Supervisor
    Heating/Ventilation/AC (HVAC) Technician
    Environmental Materials Technician
    Electrician
    Construction Supervisor
    Computerized Numerical Control Tech
    CAD Technician
    Building Constructor
    Cabinetmaking Journeyman
    Automated Control System Technician
    Furniture Maker
    Production Manager
    Iron Worker
    Heavy Construction Journeyman
    Plumber
    Contractor
    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CAREERS
    (with BA or BS degree)
    Quality Control Manager
    Environmental and Safety Manager
    Product Designer
    Manufacturing Engineer
    Construction Manager
    Building Instructor
    Architect
    Engineer
    Designer
    Building Trades Instructor
    Construction Manager
    Business Owner