Pre-Apprenticeship Resources outside of Santa Clara County

The Trades Orientation Program is available to people who live or work in Santa Clara County, California.

If you live in San Mateo County: Contact San Mateo County Union Community Alliance to learn how to apply to the Trades Introduction Program (TIP). Rayna Lehman, 650-341-7711,

If you live in Alameda County: Go to or call 510-208-7350 to learn about the pre-apprenticeship courses offered at the Cypress Mandela Training Center.

If you live in Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Benito County: Download the flyer for the Tri-County Apprenticeship Preparation course.

If you live in San Francisco: Go to or call (415) 401-4889 and ask about the CityBuild Academy.

If you live in Richmond, San Pablo, Berkeley or Emeryville: Call 510-621-1781 or go to to learn about the RichmondBUILD program.

If you live elsewhere in California: Go to to find contacts for apprenticeship programs in your area.

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