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Construction Program Teaches Trade Skill Basics

Students Engaged, Applying Skills, and Learning About Career Options

Students building a wooden play structure shaped like a helicopter

Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) partner, Northern California Construction and Training (NCCT), helps students learn the basics of the construction trade.

The NCCT pre-apprenticeship program helps students enrolled in SCOE  programs to get the basic experience they need to join trade unions and build well-paying careers in the construction industry. The career-technical education program is offered at SCOE Community Schools, and at El Centro Jr./Sr. High School—the Juvenile Court School program inside the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility (Juvenile Hall). It’s also available to students in SCOE’s Senior Extension Program, which gives students extra time and personalized assistance to complete their high school education.

NCCT is a local, non-profit organization with trained staff members who teach and mentor students, collaborating with partners to ensure students have the resources they need to succeed.