Policy & Tools: Training and Apprenticeship Utilization Requirements

The Santa Clara County Building Trades Council struck an agreement with the community college district that creates job opportunities for community college students while also ensuring labor peace for college building projects. Under the terms of the agreement, contractors that get work on community college projects will work with the Construction Careers Association to hire community college students and graduates in apprentices or journey-level positions. The Construction Careers Association, of which the Community College District is a member, helps prepare students for the jobs, with training and job placement. The goal is to hire up to 30 graduates/students a year through the program.