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Building and Construction Trades


Building & Construction: Woodworking

This sector provides a foundation in the Building and Construction Trades for students in California. The sector encompasses five career pathways: Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking; Engineering and Heavy Construction; Mechanical Systems Installation and Repair; and Residential and Commercial Construction.

How big is the industry?

Between the years 2012-2022 the labor force in the construction of buildings will increase from 80% -107.3% creating a 27.3% increase in people employed in this industry.

What about CA?

Average annual openings of 1840 jobs per year projected through 2022. Construction occupations are increasing near the state average with high annual salaries:

  • Construction Managers $113,918/year
  • Construction Laborers $46,769
  • Building Inspectors $92,054

Is the industry growing?

In July 2021, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average increase in employment from 2019-29 of 3.7%. The California Employment Development department reports an average growth of 10.9% in employment and 18.5% in the construction industry from 2018-2028. 


Do you like to build things? Are you comfortable working on a project until all the pieces fit together? If you answered yes, the Building and Construction Trades Industry may hold one of the trades or careers for you. The work performed includes new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.

Estimators, Project Managers, Furniture Making, Rough or Finish Carpentry, Cabinet Maker, CNC Operator, Iron Workers, Welding, Roofers, Plumbers, Building Inspectors, Cooling, & Heating, Electricians, Estimator, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Architect, Drafter, Designer, and City Planner.


More information about Woodworking can be found by visiting this link

To prepare for careers in construction, millwork, finish carpentry, cabinetry and furniture making for production and custom products.


All courses are A-G approved

Wood 1

Wood Design – This introductory class students use safe practices tool , design, materials, and professionalism.

Wood 2 

Cabinetry – Furthers the students knowledge of safety and exposes students to more technical woodworking and cabinetry as well as CNC and blueprint reading.

Furniture & Cabinet Construction

Furniture – Continues reinforcing good safety habits as well as introduces students to furniture making techniques.

Woodshop Manager

Shop Manager – Allows student to use their skills to assist teacher in managing and instructing in the woodshop.