Resources for Skilled Trades Training and Information

Our List of Skilled Trades Schools and Programs Are a Great Way to Explore Your Options

If you are considering a career in the skilled trades, it can be difficult to know how to get started. Skilled trades training varies on the type of trade and may include formal education, online programs, and apprenticeships. Our list of schools, associations, and programs can provide a starting point for your journey into the skilled trades.

Trade Associations

Local associations of professional tradespeople often have skilled trade apprenticeships and other programs for people just getting their start.

PHCC San Diego Chapter

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
9920 Scripps Lake Drive #120
San Diego, CA, 92131
(858) 693-3855

ABC San Diego Chapter

Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Skilled Trade Schools and Programs

Entering the skilled trades through a formal program give you the skills you need as well as ensuring you meet all licensing standards for your profession.

Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7000

San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400
(619) 800-2732

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2600

UEI College Vocational School

Multiple locations
(877) 463-4472

San Diego Miramar College

10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126-2999
(619) 388-7800

Center for Employment Training

4153 Market Street, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 527-4895 Local
1-800-533-2519 National

Other Resources

Here are a few other resources to help you as you consider the benefits and possibilities of a career in the skilled trades.


A job placement company in Southern California
8798 Complex Dr,
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 292-8562

Mike Rowe

Wise advice from a skilled trades advocate.
Mike Rowe Works Foundation

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Statistics on current trends in hiring and job placement.

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