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Earn While You Learn.

Students in the Construction Trades program are offered opportunities with local businesses to earn a paycheck while gaining valuable experience.

Our training program provides students with the creative and technical skills to to gain valuable, real-life experience through classroom and on the job training. Much of our training requires extensive hands-on education garnered through paid apprenticeships. Upon graduation, our students are fully prepared to work for small and large contracting firms that can eventually lead to roles in project management or administration, as well as gaining certification as a general contractor. Taught and led by industry professional and teacher, A.J. Tinker, the program will provide students with a curriculum focused on skills attainment and long-term employment, and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plan Reading and Design

  • Material Estimation

  • Tool Management and Use

  • Surveying

  • Safety and Code Requirements

  • Building Inspection

  • Job-site Supervision

  • Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy

  • Rough and Finished Carpentry

  • Rough and Finished Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Roofing

  • Flooring

  • Painting

  • Concrete

  • Insulation

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Benefits of the Work

  • Challenging and Creatively Driven.
    While there are set standards for building, a large part of construction trades involves using problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to complete the task.

  • Competitive Wages.
    Compared to the earning potential of vocational careers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, masons, painters and roofers typically receive more competitive hourly wages or annual salaries.

  • Job Satisfaction
    Studies show those in construction trades have a higher level of job satisfaction through creating and building something with their hands.

  • Never Bored.
    Those in construction trades report no day is ever the same, and everyday presents the chance to meet new people and take on new tasks and challenges.

  • Climate Control
    Those in construction trades have the opportunity to work outdoors and remain physically active, while doing work they really enjoy.