Building Construction Technology, Pre-Apprentice
Are you interested in the construction field and solving problems? Thrive in hands-on environments and pay attention to details?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Building Construction Technology, Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a registered apprenticeship program. That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment.
On the job, you will ...
- Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, flooring, plumbing, electrical systems and HVAC systems, usually in large buildings
- Diagnose issues and decide the best way to fix them
- Use blueprints and meet with clients to estimate repairs or costs
- Be expected to be organized and keep detailed records of your work
Some of the career options you will have ...
Most Building Construction Technology graduates go to work for commercial buildings, schools or residential complexes as a building and grounds supervisor, facilities director, field operations manager, and space planning and logistics leader.
Building Construction Technology workers spend most of the workday on their feet, overseeing the general condition of a building. Most of these workers are employed full time, while others work evening and weekend shifts or are on call for emergency repairs.
The credentials you will earn ...
In the Building Construction Technology, Pre-Apprentice training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
- Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
- Passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
- Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements