Project Description

Adult Construction Training

No-cost, 10-week, construction skills and life skills pre-apprenticeship construction training program for disadvantaged men and women. Students learn:

  • Construction Skills
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Applied Math
  • Safety
  • Career Awareness
  • Financial Management
  • Workplace Expectations
  • Construction Culture
  • Professional Communications
  • Certifications
  • Plan for Life Success
Recent Results 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Graduates

Total Placements

Paid Apprenticeships

Pathway*

Non-Construction

67

52

36

8

8

44

56

35

10

11

59

83

44

33

6

70

66

44

19

3

81

65

45

11

9

*Construction jobs leading to apprenticeship

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).

Fall 2019 Class
September 3-November 7, 2019
(Hazwoper Training: September 16-20, 2019
Graduation:  November 14, 2019

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
  • 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