San Diego Area Skilled Trades

Resource Guide

We need more skilled tradespeople!

Do you enjoy making things, being creative, solving problems and working in settings that are not in an office?

  • An estimated 31 million skilled trade workers in the United States retired in 2020, and many of those jobs remain unfilled.

  • 62% of companies report that they struggle to fill skilled trade labor positions.

  • Skilled trades jobs are high skill, high wage, high demand careers with a high degree of job satisfaction.

Apprenticeship Programs - Earn While You Learn

San Diego & Imperial Valley Community College Career Ed Resource

The San Diego & Imperial Valley community colleges have created this fantastic Career Ed resource to help link people to career industry sector community college programs that are hiring and growing and expected to continue to grow. The list of industry sectors is below with direct links to those pages on the resource. You can compare different programs in the same sector, see expected salary information and find the links to apply to the community college of your choice. It also has a great tool to find community college programs.

Local Community College Specialty Trade Programs

Skilled Trades Training Scholarships

Sample Trade School Programs

MCHS Military Resource Guide

Click here - You can learn a trade in the military also!