The purpose of the Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is to help participant develop an understanding of apprenticeship opportunities, which are available in the construction trades. Each participant will gain knowledge of various career opportunities within the trades, basic entry-level skills, plus familiarity with trade tools, terminology and basic principles.

Constructing Hope offers a 9 week pre-apprenticeship training program with 180 hours of classes and hands-on training. Located at 405 NE Church St., Portland, Oregon 97211, classes are taught by program instructors, as well as, retired construction workers, which we call Elder Craftsmen. Students follow a Monday through Friday training schedule from 8:00am until noon. Upon graduations, participants have assistance with permanent job placement and will have gained the following certifications: Flagging, Fork-lift and OSHA 10.