Construction Trades Workforce Initiative

Advancing economic and
social justice by strengthening pathways
to family-sustaining
union construction careers
for underrepresented

Learn About the Skilled Trades

Visit the OUSD Skilled Trades Fair
March 16, 2023 at Cypress Mandela
For High School Students and Staff

Practice for IBEW Interviews

Learn how to prepare for interviews for electrical apprenticeships in this free workshop hosted by CTWI, IBEW 595 & IBEW 302 at San Leandro Adult School
March 14, 2023, 5-7 pm

Stay in the Loop

Join ourĀ  monthly newsletter to stay informed on important news, events and Trade Apprenticeship openings.

Attend our Online Trade Speaker Series

Hear about different crafts from expert tradespeople & learn how to prepare, apply and succeed in Union Apprenticeship.
FREE and open to the public.
Tuesdays & Thursdays in April & May

As the nonprofit partner of the East Bay Building Trades, CTWI works to ensure the long term sustainability of the construction industry by bridging the gap between union construction labor and key stakeholders

By bringing organized labor and community partners together, everyone benefits:


Partner with Us

We offer a range of services to support our partners navigate the union construction trades industry.

Employment Connections

Learn about union construction career pathways and access resources to help you or your client navigate the wide range of employment opportunities.

Technical Assistance

Receive customized support that ranges from: improving job placement and specialized training, designing and launching MC3 pre-apprenticeship programs, understanding workforce agreements and union master labor agreements, to recruiting a qualified and diverse workforce to meet your needs.


Create and enforce workforce and labor policies that ensure all community members have access to high-road, family-sustaining careers in the union construction trades.

Career Opportunities