Getting Monterey County
Back To Work

Monterey Bay Collaborative Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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

> Application Coming Soon <

Program Overview

The Monterey Bay Collaborative’s pre-apprenticeship program begins with “Boot Camp,” two weeks of testing, screening, and intense preparation to ensure that participants have sufficient reading and math skills, soft skills, and physical fitness to enter employment in the Construction field. Adult schools will provide remedial instruction in reading and math during and after the preparation phase of the program.

Participants who move forward into the 144-hour pre-apprenticeship training program provided by the Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades Council will learn the basics of construction work and understand the importance of the various building trades, what they do, and how they do it. The training phase of the program prepares participants for work in their trade of choice.

Immediately after the pre-apprenticeship program, participants undertake career readiness instruction and schedule their post-graduation interviews with apprenticeship programs and potential employers, beginning the placement phase of the program. The Building and Construction Trades Council will work with program graduates to provide temporary jobs until employment or apprenticeship.

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

More Information

rapid response link

Rapid Response

OJT link

on-the-job training

small business link

small business resources

training grants link

training grants

Testimonials

Mr. Harold Dorsey shares his heartfelt story of personal journey from self-doubt to a strong sense of belonging. He spoke of the essential role his employer, the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, played in showing faith and trust in him, and shared that he began to believe in himself because of his employer’s support and confidence. Learn more...

Testimonials

In an interview with Dennis Donohue, Director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, on the question of the future of the current workforce and technological changes in Agriculture, he stated, "In order to be successful, we are also going to need to involve our current workforce as we undergo this transition." Learn more...

Testimonials

A roundtable Hospitality discussion was held on December 5th, 2018, led by Jade Arn, the Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and attended by Human Resources executives from some of the largest hotels and prestige properties along the Monterey Peninsula. Lean more...

Follow Us

Translate »