Construction Trades Workforce Initiative

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

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Get Ready for Your Trade Test

Join our free Construction Math Test Prep Class in Oakland.

You’ll learn math and test-taking skills to pass trade entrance exams for crafts like electricians, plumbers, sprinkler fitters and more.

Ava Community Energy Approves Groundbreaking Policy

In January 2024, Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy) approved a policy that places high-road labor standards at the forefront of their selection process for Energy Offtake Agreements and related projects. 

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