Construction Careers

Joining the construction and building trades is one of the only career paths that quite literally allows you to build a stronger community. After being hit with year after year of fire, floods, and other natural disasters, those in construction are the unsung heroes that are rebuilding our homes and businesses. The videos below will give you insight into the careers in construction and the programs that can help to kickstart your career.

  • Electrician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Plumber
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Glaziers
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Project Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Superintendant
  • Equipment Operator
  • And More!

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

EXPLORE THE INDUSTRY THROUGH VIRTUAL TOURS, PANELS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS.

Panel Discussion and Short Construction Tour:

TAKE A WALK THROUGH A LIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE (SHORT TOUR)

DOUG HAMILTON, OAK GROVE CONSTRUCTION

Watch a conversation with Doug Hamilton of Oak Grove Construction as we play clips of a video tour that explores a live construction site as they completely rebuild the stadium, baseball and softball fields, track, and basketball courts of Sonoma Valley High School.

Site Tour:

TAKE A WALK THROUGH A LIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE (FULL TOUR)

DOUG HAMILTON, OAK GROVE CONSTRUCTION

Explore a live construction site with Oak Grove Construction as they completely rebuild the stadium, baseball and softball fields, track, and basketball courts of Sonoma Valley High School.

Tour & Demonstration:

CUSTOM SHEET METAL FABRICATION

SIMPSON SHEET METAL

Take a look inside the Simpson Sheet Metal facility in Santa Rosa to see how their master fabricators create custom pieces used for homes and commercial buildings.

Construction Tour:

EXPERIENCE A WINE CAVE EXCAVATION

TONY SIMMONS, NORDBY CONSTRUCTION

Nordby Construction is known for its commercial construction, signature homes, and wine caves. Let’s try to see it all! This activity will allow us to see the construction being done on several different sites, including the unique experience to see a wine cave excavation!

Panel Discussion:

EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH THE NORTH BAY CONSTRUCTION CORPS

RICHMOND CONSTRUCTION

Thinking you might be interested in a construction career? Learn about how the North Bay Construction Corps can help you explore career opportunities while learning the basics of the building trades. Click HERE to learn more about the program.

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS

WITH REAL PEOPLE IN THE NORTH BAY

Interview:

JOSE FRANCO, FOREMAN
OAK GROVE CONSTRUCTION

Succeeding in the construction industry takes hard work and the drive to continuously grow and learn new things. With a love for working outdoors, Jose has demonstrated he has what it takes to successfully lead a safe and efficient team. Now, he leads a team as a Foreman at Oak Grove Construction.

Interview:

BARBIE SIMPSON, SIMPSON SHEET METAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Barbie’s parents started Simpson Sheet Metal 38 years ago. Barbie started in high school and stayed with the company her entire career. After learning every piece of the business, she has worked her way to become the current Owner and CEO.