Construction Bootcamp is a training program for adults (ages 17+) who are ready to enter the booming construction workforce. Students earn the basic skills and certifications needed to gain employment in the industry. Construction Bootcamp also provides an overview of the diverse job opportunities in building trades, focusing on hands-on training and community build projects.
- Hand and power tools
- Jobsite safety
- OSHA-10 certification
- Construction math
- Plan reading
- Career pathways in construction
- Build projects
- Employment skills
- Industry certifications
- Cash incentive
- Set of starter tools
- Field work experience
- Referrals to hiring employers
Construction Bootcamp is an 8-week hybrid course. The training includes hands-on classes two evenings per week plus 30 hours of online lessons. Applicants are required to attend an in-person information session and orientation before the course begins.
There are hundreds of open positions in residential and commercial construction in our community, with starting wages ranging from $12 to $15 an hour. Employers need semi-skilled workers to meet the immediate workforce labor demand.
Construction Bootcamp devotes time to soft-skills training that equips students with the tools to overcome their individual barriers to employment. Some examples of soft-skill lessons include: time management, financial literacy, giving/receiving coaching, personal advocacy, conflict resolution, resume writing, and interview techniques.
Math & Measuring Skills
Construction Bootcamp students learn contextualized mathematic concepts through construction application. Lessons include basic fraction algebra, measurement skills, and basic geometry. Oftentimes, Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exams are administered to students before start-of-program to determine remedial education needs.
At program completion, students receive an additional 12 months of placement, follow-up, and supportive services with the CCI Career Success Coach. This individual acts as a post-program mentor, maintaining bi-weekly communication with graduates and facilitating regular communication between CCI and construction firms that hire Construction Bootcamp graduates. The Career Success Coach coordinates additional training as necessary, to give graduates stackable credentials that lead to career advancement and job retention. Construction Bootcamp graduates can expect a starting wage of approximately $12/hour.