Tri-County Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

Tri-County Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

A partnership with the Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Trades Council

Are you interested in a career in the building trades?  Building trades jobs are a pathway to good paying jobs and benefits.

You can start your journey of securing a job in the various building trades by participating in the Monterey County Workforce Board pre-apprenticeship training program, which is a 10-week/350-hour training program.  Upon completion of the pre-apprenticeship training program, you will obtain the skills needed to apply for an apprenticeship program in various trades.

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After the classroom training portion, you will participate in a 4-week PAID internship with several construction industry employers in Monterey/Santa Cruz county areas.

During the training, you will learn:

  • How the construction industry works
  • How to use hand and power tools
  • Basic skills in various trades
  • How to read a blueprint
  • How to use basic applied mathematics for construction

As a result of the training, you will be able to secure the following certifications:

  • Safety certification
  • OSHA 30
  • Hazwoper 24  safety certification
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Aerial lift & platform lift certifications
  • Multi-Core Craft Curriculum Certification National training program

Click below for program details:

Program Details - Read Before Applying

Class Times:
Monday-Friday  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Program Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or completed college
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license
  • Must pass drug screening text
  • Must be able to work legally in the US
  • Must be Physically fit and able to lift up to 50 pounds

Training Location:

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 62
11445 Commercial Parkway
Castroville, CA 95012

Next Steps:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attend the orientation
  • Complete Boot Camp training

Class is limited to 21 per session.