Hands on learning

CCI Build Lab

About 1/3 of the lessons are in the classroom, the rest of the time is spent learning while building in our construction lab

Classes start every 7 weeks

Build Day

Onsite in Lakewood

Working on a Deck for an outdoor classroom

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Hands on Experience

We provide these youth with tools for construction and tools for life, empowering them to identify a framework for a successful future....and to start building it.

Classes Start Every 7 weeks

Enroll with CCI

Are you ready to make a difference in your life? Are you ready to learn valuable job skills in the construction industry?

Hire our Graduates

You need quality employees and we have skilled graduates. Together we can create a Sustainable Solution to the Skilled labor Shortage.

Colorado Construction Institute (CCI) 

CCI is a nonprofit training organization providing innovative 21st century pre-apprentice and apprentice programs where people learn the soft and hard skills necessary to bridge the middle-skills gap. We proudly offer a federally-funded YouthBuild program focused on serving high school dropouts, and several industry-supported construction training classes for unemployed and underemployed adults that lead to careers in residential construction.

Through a series of pre-apprenticeship training programs our goal is to train our students to become builders of their community and their future by providing trade skills, leadership skills, and paid field experience that will lead to sustainable employment opportunities earning a living wage. 

We provide our students with the tools to build their future.

Pathways Flowchart


We are recruiting now.  Classes Start every 5-7 Weeks.  

Call now to Schedule a seat at an information session held every Thursday at 10am