Program Overview

              
 @constcareersnow

The Construction Careers Now program consists of a 4 week Introduction to Construction Careers curriculum at the Emily Griffith Technical College. During the 4th week of the course students will attend a HIRING FAIR and meet numerous “eager to hire” construction contractors with career opportunities available now in the trade of your choice.

  • Construction Careers are in high demand
    • 30,000 employees are needed in the construction industry in Colorado over the next 7 years
  • You could start your career in the next 30 days!
    • Meet contractors at the hiring fair in the 3rd week of your program
  • Industry Sponsored Tuition
    • No cost to participant
  • Well-paid Careers
    • No student loans!
  • Choose from a variety of trades and career paths within the industry
    • No experience required
  • Learn the latest construction technology
  • 4 weeks (16 classes)
  • Monday thru Thursday - 5pm-8pm
  • Hiring Fair on fourth Wednesday of the course, 4pm-6pm
  • Industry Sponsored Tuition (no cost to participant)
  • Colorado Resident

Introduction to Construction Careers

  • Review of Various Trades
    • Opportunities, Job Titles, Responsibilities, Career Paths,
  • Basic terminology
  • Basic & Current Power Tools and Equipment on jobsites - hands-on
  • Expectations of employers and employees

Basic Construction Measurement

Safety

  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Treating Injuries
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • CPR
  • 10-Hour OSHA Certification

Blueprint Reading

  • Plan review
  • Spec review
  • Print to Wireless
  • BIM introduction    

Building Techniques

  • Concrete-Foundations and Slab on Grade, Vertical Formwork
  • Framing/Flashing
  • Installing Doors/Windows, Door Hardware
  • Trim-Window, Door, Floor, Ceiling
  • Drywall Installation and Finishing
  • Electrical
  • Specialties

Leadership/Soft Skills

  • Learn to give and take directions
  • Positive attitude
  • Work ethics/productivity
  • Time management/organization
  • Communication skills & responsibility
  • Sense of urgency - working on schedule
  • Interview skills/mock interviews
  • Computer Skills - Jobs going digital in the field

All classes are M-Th, 5pm-8pm.

  • Start date 5 – 2/13/17-3/9/17:  REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS FULL
    • First Class/Orientation – 2/13
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 3/8, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 3/9
    • (No class 2/20 – President’s Day)
    • Register
       
  • Start date 6 – 3/20/17-4/20/17:  REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS FULL
    • First Class/Orientation – 3/20
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 4/19, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 4/20
    • (No Class week of 3/27-3/30 – Spring Break)
    • (No Class on 4/13 – in service day)
    • Register
       
  • Start date 7 – 5/1/17-5/25/17:  REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS FULL
    • First Class/Orientation – 5/1
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 5/24, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 5/25
    • Register
       
  • Start date 8 – 6/5/17-6/29/17:  REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS FULL
    • First Class/Orientation – 6/5
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 6/28, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 6/29
    • Register
  • Start date 9 – 7/10/17-8/3/17:  
    • First Class/Orientation – 7/10
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 8/2, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 8/3
    • Register
  • Start date 10 – 8/7/17-8/31/17:  
    • First Class/Orientation – 8/7
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 8/30, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 8/31
    • Register
  • Start date 11 – 9/11/17-10/5/17:  
    • First Class/Orientation – 9/11
    • Hiring Fair –  Wed, 10/4, 4pm-6pm
    • Last Class – 10/5
    • Register