Hire Our Grads

Hire Our Graduates

Every five weeks, a new round of Construction Bootcamp graduates are ready to be placed in jobs. Each participant completes 120 hours of pre-apprentice level construction training, earning Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT certification.

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Training Curriculum

Our training focuses on accurate measurement and the safe and effective use of tools. Participants also develop job-readiness skills including time management, focus and productivity, workplace behavior, and communication with management.

Each graduate will earn the nationally recognized Pre-Apprentice Certificate Training (PACT) Core certificate issued by Home Builders Institute (HBI). HBI is the workforce development and training arm of the National Home Builders Association. The HBI curriculum has been approved by the Department of Labor for construction pre-apprentice training. Graduates also earn an OHSA 10-hour certifications.

Safety skills:
  • Proper usage of all personal protective equipment
  • Job site safety best practices
  • Lift and carry exercises with deadweight 40 and 80 pound exercises
  • One man carry for dimensional lumber and sheet goods
  • Two man carry for dimensional lumber and sheet goods
  • Ladder safety
  • A frame and extension set up and safe usage
  • Online safety test from American Ladder Association
  • Scaffolding setup and safe work practices
  • OSHA 10-hour certification course
  • Basic first aid review
  • Basic fire safety procedures
Hand tools:
  • 16oz finish hammer
  • 21oz Framing hammer
  • Marking and layout tools
  • Framing square
  • 4-1 muti-tool
  • Nail set
  • Plier set
  • Adjustable wrench
  • 2 ft level
  • Cat’s paw nail puller
  • Flat pry bar
  • Chalk line
  • Utility knife
  • Hand saw (crosscut and miter)
Power Tools:
  • Cordless drill
  • Driver bits and drill bits
  • Fasteners, pilot holes and countersinking
  • Various power saws
  • Miter saw (10” and 12”)
  • Circular saw (direct drive and worm drive)
  • Reciprocating saw
Measurement and Marking:
  • Proper usage of 25ft tape measure (1/16 in. tolerance)
  • Solo measurement exercises
  • Team measurement exercises
  • Proper marking and usage of speed square
  • Pull dimension lines from drawings to transfer to materials (cut list)
  • Layout exercises, 16 and 24 OC
  • Construction math
Arithmetic functions:
  • Whole numbers and mixed numerals
  • Construction related fractions to 1/16
  • Decimals
  • Introduction to construction related geometry (area and volume)
  • Conversion of fractions into decimals
Print Reading:
  • Review basic construction plans (2D and 3D)
  • Plan view, section view, elevations
  • Overview of dimension lines, call outs and specifications
  • Shop drawings
  • Wall assembly
  • Various build projects plans
Employability
  • Study of careers in residential and commercial construction
  • Resume writing
  • Job searching
  • 2 minute elevator speech
  • Mock interviews
Construction Lessons
  • Common material identification and selection
  • Hammer practice
  • Cut practice
  • Cut practice from verbal instructions and written
  • Cut practice exercise from 2D and 3D drawings
  • Plate layout
  • Basic framing (structural and nonstructural walls)
  • Advanced wall framing
  • Grid layout (flooring and carpet)
  • Rebar selection and tie exercises
  • Basic concrete forms , steel and pour lessons
  • Wall sheathing (OSB and drywall)
  • Roof layout
  • Window and door installation basics
  • Drywall hanging and taping
  • Exterior siding
  • Basic residential electrical wiring
Build Projects:
  • Sawhorse
  • Park Bench
  • Picnic Table
  • Raised garden bed
  • Outdoor storage structures
  • Light commercial tenant improvements