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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.

There will be two classes held during the Winter/Spring Session 2022. A Monday/Wednesday class and a Tuesday/Thursday class. You only need to be enrolled in one option.

Class times are from 5:00-9:00 pm. Each class will also engage in 4 hands-on classes which will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

Winter/ Spring OPTION 1 – Mon & Wed – Jan. 19th thru Apr. 27th, 2022
Winter/ Spring OPTION 2 – Tue & Thr – Jan. 18th thru Apr. 21st, 2022

All classes are to be held at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Center, 11445 Commercial Pkwy, Castroville, CA 95012.

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.

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