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Monterey Bay Collaborative Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a 144-hour training program that prepares individuals for careers in the Construction trades.

Program Overview

The Monterey Bay Collaborative’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program opens your pathway to the following careers:

  • Heat and Frost Insulators
  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Iron Workers
  • Plasterers and Cement Masons
  • Painters
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
  • Carpenters
  • Operating Engineers
  • Laborers
  • Teamsters


The Basics

  • General orientation to apprenticeship
  • Intro to the construction industry
  • How to interview effectively

Applied Skills

  • Blueprint reading
  • Applied mathematics for construction
  • Green construction techniques and standards

Health & Safety

  • OSHA 10-hour safety certification
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Identifying and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination

History & Background

  • History of the construction industry
  • The heritage of the American worker


  • Must be interested in a career in construction
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must possess a High School diploma/GED or completed higher education
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work legally in the US Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Disadvantaged and disconnected job seekers; specifically returning veterans, women, and young adults (ages 18-25) preferred

Funding for the program is provided through Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Questions? Contact Us!

Employers: (844) 932-4249

Job Seekers: (866) 666-9332

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