The construction sector comprises businesses primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects. The construction industry regularly employs plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, and other trade workers—all who earn a good salary.
In Monterey County, there are 1,895 construction businesses employing nearly 6,900 workers, and it is a business sector that is expected to continue to provide good-paying job opportunities.
Construction Training Opportunities
If you want to pursue a building trades career, an important first step is participating in a pre-apprenticeship program. The MCWDB, working with Local Building Trades Unions and contractors, has a 350-hour pre-apprenticeship training program. Graduates of our pre-apprenticeship program are highly sought after by contractors, and they have been very successful in being able to enter building trades apprenticeship programs.