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The CEI difference

Our goal is to provide you a pathway to a career you can be proud of.

Our training and mentorship has provided our alumni with the skills and certifications needed to participate in some of the most innovative construction projects in recent history.

In partnering with trade unions and companies we strive to ensure our students secure careers with some of the top names in the industry.















Check out some of the projects our students are an integral part of...

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Our strongest partnerships are with the unions under the building and construction trades council. Unions provide a pathway to a career which will provide job security, financial stability, and benefits that are comparable to some of the largest private corporations.


Unions allow workers to hone and expand their skillsets without the burden of student debt and can even provide college credits if you choose to pursue an academic career.  

We work with some of the best unions to help ensure you find the right career path

Thank you to our partners for making this possible

Did we mention that we partner with some of the best companies in the industry


Who can apply?

We encourage everyone to apply. However, there are certain requirements that all of our applicants are required to meet.

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All applicants must...

  • Be 18+ years of age

  • Pass a mandatory drug test

  • Have reliable transportation

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the industry

What courses are there?

We provide an assortment of courses in various sectors including the construction, utilities, energy, and safety

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We currently have...

  • Multi Craft Core Curriculum Construction

Where are classes held?

Our courses are designed to provide both in-class and hands on experience to ensure your continued success in the workforce.

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Online and Onsite! 

We currently hold in-person courses at a variety of locations including:

  • CEI campus in Lennox

  • Compton Adult School

  • Coastline Community College

  • Chabot Las Positas Community College

  • Loyola Marymount University

All classes held in partnership and under the umbrella of the aforementioned establishments.

Career Guidance

Our ultimate goal is to assist our alumni in securing a lifelong position within the career of their choosing. Our success is measured by yours.

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We're here for you...

We're with you every step of the way. Upon graduation alumni will receive the following job assistance:

  • Resume and interview prep

  • On-site interviews

  • Job announcements

  • Weekly job opening emails

  • Supportive Services


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Every applicant must attend a New Student Orientation through Zoom prior to enrolling.  Attendance of a session does NOT secure the applicant a spot in the upcoming courses. Every Tuesday, we host a Virtual Orientation through Zoom. Sign up for our next orientation on the page labeled "Zoom Enrollment".

Through CEIs great partnerships we have had tremendous success placing our graduates on the Intuit Dome project in Inglewood, CA. Our ability to provide a pathway for our graduates to take part in such a historic project demonstrates just how big of a difference we can make. We recently had a cohort of 16 participants complete our training program in collaboration with the CDCR and GEO MCRP sites. As of today 15 of these participants have already started work as union construction trade members, the majority of which are currently working on the Intuit Dome project. A huge thank you to CDCR, GEO, Aecom, and Turner for making this a reality. Without their collaboration none of this would be possible.