Kevin Dobson has big plans.
Dobson is the founder and executive director of Capital College and Career Academy, a charter high school focused on construction training that is planned to open at 501 Arden Way in August 2023. Sacramento County approved plans for the school in late April, with Dobson saying it could eventually serve 400 students.
“We don’t see ourselves as a trade school,” said Dobson, a former high school teacher and charter school principal. “It’s about bridging that gap between K to 12 … and really using the construction trades as an avenue into a career.”
This new charter school is just one of several ongoing efforts by construction industry forces in the greater Sacramento region to correct a glaring issue: ensuring there are enough new workers to replace people aging out of the industry, especially as the region attempts to build in big numbers to address its housing crisis.