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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

CONSTRUCTION

Job Corps’ Building Construction Technology program is a Pre-Apprentice training program offered by Home Builders Institute (HBI).

Career Details

Skills

Students in Building Construction Technology are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to use carpentry and masonry skills to maintain existing facilities
  • Use tools and equipment to repair facility structures and systems
  • Maintain systems that keep a building safe and secure
  • Finish and seal building surfaces
  • Develop skills in landscaping to maintain a facility’s grounds
  • Build cabinets

Career Options

Most Building Construction Technology Job Corps graduates go to work for commercial buildings, schools, or residential complexes. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity, dependability, attention to detail, independence, problem-solving, and cooperation.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Building Construction Technology Numbers to Know

$36K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Problem-solving skills


Training Facilities

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