Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Core Curriculum & Specialties Training, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
CCBC, in partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Baltimore (ABC), offers a series of courses to train for an apprenticeship or other positions in the skilled-trades. Work may include maintenance, repair, and construction, using a variety of techniques, tools, and equipment ranging from simple to highly sophisticated.
During the CORE training, students will learn OSHA safety, construction math, blueprint reading, tool usage and other trade skills used across the construction industry. Students will also be introduced to the various trades associated within the construction industry. Supportive topics such as job readiness as well as working with a case manager/advocate are also program requirements. Before the end of the CORE training students will choose their specialty trade. Specialty trades include carpentry, electrical, HVAC, or plumbing.
Working in the skilled trades requires considerable physical effort. Extended periods of standing, regularly lifting 35 pounds or more, climbing, crouching and working in cramped areas are all likely. Those who desire work in the skilled trades should have good manual dexterity, be detail-oriented, dependable, and cooperative. Skilled trades workers should also desire to work safely and follow directions.
Skilled-trades workers may find employment in commercial or residential settings. New construction, general contracting, and specialty industries all employ skilled trades workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over the next 10 years growth in many of the skilled trades is growing faster or as fast as the national average. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.