Building Trades Leadership Academy

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“Excellent training opportunity for trades organizers to advance their skills. The trainings helped to advance my sense of “uphill battles” that we will encounter in the future.”
- Emilio Rivera, Ironworkers, District Council

2022 Dates TBD

Pipe Trade Training Center
780 Commercial Street,
San Jose, CA 95112
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The UC Berkeley Labor Center two-day Building Trades Leadership Academy will feature presentations, open discussions, and group participatory exercises for building trades organizers and business representatives.

Topics will include:
Economic Trends in Construction Trades
Threats and Opportunities in Job Growth
Labor/Community Coalition Building
Communication Skills: Mentoring Leaders/Public Speaking
CA. Assembly Bill 2358
Leadership Development: Skill Building

The two-day training includes materials, a light breakfast and lunch, coffee, beverages, and snacks.

$450 per person
All applicants must complete an application.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email Maria Abadesco at


Danielle Mahones

Director, Leadership Development Program

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