June 11, 2024

Maricopa Community College Opens New Masonry and Solar Trade Programs this Summer

Mesa Community College’s Southern and Dobson location launch new masonry and solar trade classes that are officially open for registration this summer!

“It is our goal and mission to deliver qualified skilled trades workers to meet the growing demand in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area,” said David Cain, Ph.D., MCC Construction Trades program director.

With the construction industry in Arizona experiencing rapid growth, the introduction of these trade programs will address a crucial need for skilled professionals. Masonry and solar construction are integral components of modern building practices, such as Augmented Reality, AI, 3D Construction, and more. Graduates from these programs will be well-positioned to contribute to the state’s evolving architectural landscape, bridging the skills gap and empowering the next generation of our workforce.

Beyond the Classroom: Real-World Applications and Partnerships

What sets Mesa Community College’s masonry and solar trade programs apart is their emphasis on real-world applications. Students will have the opportunity to engage in practical, on-site experiences, applying their knowledge in authentic construction scenarios.

MCC has forged partnerships with local industry leaders, providing students with valuable connections and potential pathways to employment upon program completion. “We have contractors, suppliers, and vendors calling weekly looking to hire our students,” said Cain.

Solar Construction: Harnessing Arizona’s Sun

Mesa Community College’s summer classes in solar dive into sustainable energy, exploring the installation and integration of solar panels into modern construction practices. Arizona’s abundant sunshine becomes a valuable resource, service as inspiration, and practical application for students looking to join a career in eco-friendly construction.

Masonry Mastery: Hands-On Learning

Masonry classes at Mesa Community College offer a unique blend of tradition and innovation. From the fundamentals of building structures and intricate stonework techniques, students can expect hands-on learning experiences. Quonset structures will allow MCC to hold classes outside, providing a dynamic setting for students to hone their craft.

For more information on registration requirements and construction trade programs at MCC: https://www.mesacc.edu/programs/construction-trades



The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s Construction Workforce Initiative, Build Your Future Arizona’s mission is to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high-paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high-demand occupations.