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CALPASC Workforce Development

Out of 100 students beginning high school in the ninth grade, 32 will drop out of high school prior to graduation; 68 will graduate. Of those 68 students, only 30% will go to college - that is only 20.4 students. The other 47.6 students will not go on to college. Only eight of the original 100 will obtain a college degree in ten years. Lack of training opportunities has resulted in a shortage of 60,000 to 80,000 skilled workers per year.


Due to the retirement of our highly skilled national workforce and the increase of construction activity, we must recruit 240,000 new workers each year for the next ten years. The shortage of skilled labor is expected to continue well into the next decade. In a high-growth state like California, the need is even more pressing. This shortage means that companies must spend more to train workers and that contractors are less competitive because they are unprepared to build new projects. Both of these factors contribute to the increased costs. STUDENT SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM . . . .


Start your career learning your favorite trade! CALPASC NC/CC is now offering a construction intern program were you will receive hands-on training with one of our professional tradesmen. To qualify for our 2009 summer program, you must: be 18 years old (by 7/1/09); have a strong work ethic; and reliable transportation. Previous work references are a plus. Contact Leigh Dias for more information.

CLICK HERE to see a PowerPoint of our 2007 workers and the CALPASC companies they worked for.

Our 2007 Workforce Development Interns

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