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Building Trades and Construction Program Summary

Summary about the building trades and construction industry sector program.

Purpose

The Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector project is designed to develop curriculum, standards, assessment strategies, learning opportunities, and partnerships for teachers, students, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and education and labor partners. The project provides the tools, resources, strategies, activities, and standards to assure that students are offered challenging, relevant academic, and career-related experiences that provide awareness of the many career opportunities available within the Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector. 

Programs/Services

Services provided by the Career and Workforce Innovation Unit staff are:

Outcomes

Results include:

Funding

CDE Career and Workforce Innovation Unit staff time to administer, monitor, advise, and consult on industry sector activity is provided through the federal Carl D. Perkins grant.

Students Served

Construction Industry Sector curriculum spans grades seven through adult.  Components of the curriculum are present in middle schools’ Exploring Technology Education programs.  At the high school and adult levels, curriculum is present in a variety of construction-based offerings including Principles of Technology and other construction-related programs in high schools, adult schools, and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs.

Contact Information

The Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector Program is administered by:

Clay Mitchell, Education Programs Consultant

Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Support Office
Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions: Clay Mitchell | cmitchel@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-5568 
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