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Building & Construction Trades

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The Building and Construction Trades industry needs people who can work with their heads and hands to design and build office buildings, hospitals, shopping malls and housing communities. Once architects come up with a design, it takes a team of skilled trades people like plumbers, electricians, masons, roofers, framers and more to turn it into a finished structure. Craftsmen in this industry sector need a strong math background, good technology skills, and solid on-the-job experience.

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Is a career in Building & Construction Trades right for you?

Like to build things

Comfortable working on a project until all the pieces fit together

Prefer working outdoors

Enjoy working with tools

3 Main Points

1. The four pathways in this sector are: Cabinet making and wood products, engineering and heavy construction, mechanical construction, residential and commercial construction

2. The four pathways provide opportunities with a variety of construction skills, directly associated with completing building projects

3. You need to be skilled and work with your head and hands!

Important Skills

 Good at Math

 Like Team Project

 Can Follow Direction

 Enjoy Working with Head and Hands

 

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www.californiacareers.info

The mission of the California Career Resource Network is to provide all persons in California with career development information and resources to enable them to reach their career goals.

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www.cacareerzone.org

California CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

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www.energyoc.org

This Energy Construction & Utilities focused web site is funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic & Workforce Development division. The purpose of the Program is to advance the state's economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous workforce improvement, technology deployment and business development consistent with the state's regional economies.

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