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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:

  • Technical assistance and monitoring of the work of industry sector grant recipients to insure compliance to federal laws and regulations. 
  • Creation of instructional resources such as Career Path Guides, Model Curriculum Standards, and Integrated Performance Activities.
  • The establishment of statewide Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector working groups and advisory committees.
  • Review regional and statewide data collected from the Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector project leads.
  • Promotion of the integration of academic disciplines and industry-based standards into new and existing Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector curriculum.
  • Technical assistance and support for Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector project leads for project operation, funding, and leadership direction.
  • Promotion of the development of Sector Web sites and related links.
  • Promotion of the development and implementation of Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector staff development activities through resources in the form of grants for teacher professional development programs and services.
  • Promotion of the inclusion and expansion of Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector activities in SkillsUSA California .
  • Statewide leadership for teacher preparation and resource acquisition for the “Green Construction Initiative.”

Outcomes

Results include:

  • Resources, strategies, activities, and standards to assure that students are offered challenging, relevant academic and career-related experiences and are provided an awareness of the many career opportunities available within the sector. 
  • Curriculum development, learning opportunities, and partnerships that will increase career guidance and educational relevance leading to improved student involvement and achievement and preparation for continued education and careers in the sector.
  • Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector working groups and advisory committees.
  • Integrated curriculum including industry-based standards and certification.
  • Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector Web sites and related links.

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 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 2, 2014

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