In this short-term training program, students will learn a variety of basic construction skills that are required for many entry-level positions in the field of building construction. The demand for this type of skilled worker continues to grow with over 9 billion dollars of construction projects planned for the Central Florida area in the next few years. The career opportunities are diverse and the potential to work in a high wage position exists.
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
May be eligible for 72.5 C.E.Uís with NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).
May be eligible for OSHA 10 hour card (OSHA 29, CFR 1926)
May be eligible for First Aid
May be eligible for CPR
May be eligible for Maintenance of Traffic (MOT, FDOT) - Intermediate
May be eligible for 3 college credits towards an Associate of Science Degree in Building Construction Technology.
Key facts about the career:
Must be willing to work outside in the Florida weather.
Must be currently drug free, able to lift 80 pounds unassisted, and carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely.
Promotional opportunities exist in a variety of areas of construction (concrete, heavy equipment, vertical, & highway construction).