Classes

Constructing Hope conducts four adult Pre-Apprenticeship Training classes per year (plus one Youth Summer Program).

Pre-Apprenticeship Training classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for 10 weeks (note that the final week of class is Monday through Friday for Hazwoper training – Hazardous Waste, Operations, and Emergency Response).

Classes:
 
Fall 2017 
September 26 – December 1, 2017
(Hazwoper Training:  November 27 – December 1, 2017)
Graduation:  December 4, 2017
 
Winter 2018 
January 9 – March 16, 2018
(Hazwoper Training:  March 12 – 16, 2018)
Graduation:  March 22, 2018
 
Spring 2018 
April 10 – June 15, 2018
(Hazwoper Training:  June 11 – 15, 2018)
Graduation:  June 21, 2018
 
Summer 2018 
July 10 – September 6, 2018 
(No Hazwoper Training)
Graduation:  September 13, 2018
 
Fall 2018 
September 25 – November 30, 2018
(Hazwoper Training:  November 26 – 30, 2018)
Graduation:  December 6, 2018
 
 

FORMAT

The training is comprised of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, demonstrations in small groups, and site visits, with topics including the following:

  • Flagging
  • OSHA 10
  • Safety
  • Forklifts
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Tool Use
  • Green Training
  • Energy Workshop
  • Lead Workshop
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Construction Math
  • Hand-On Training
  • Work Ethic
  • Budgeting
  • Resume/Portfolio
  • Apprenticeship and Trade Information

FROM THE TRAINING, STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Certifications in areas including flagging, OSHA 10 (safety), CPR/first aid, confined space, and Hazwoper
  • On-site work experience
  • Life skills
  • Financial and budgeting skills
  • Ethics training
  • Apprenticeship and trade information
  • Job search and interviewing skills
  • Hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, program binder, and journal for notes on everything learned in the program
  • Referrals to organizations that provide trade-specific tools