Basic Construction Academies
Construction Academy training offers two components: One reaches out to high school students; the other to adult learners. Making the most of limited space and instructors, the Construction Academies allow school districts to offer extended school hours for students as well as evening and weekend classes for adults. High school students receive high school credit and, in some cases, college credit for the courses. The adult component offers training in the evenings and on Saturdays so that adults can continue their regular jobs while they learn skills for a new career in construction. Both students and adults receive hands-on training by experts in the construction trades. Graduates of the academies can either go to work in entry level jobs to gain experience, become apprentices and receive paid on-the-job training, or continue their education with post-secondary training.
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers