The Construction industry employs nearly 7 million persons and job demand is very high, with unemployment in the industry in 2017 at the lowest rate since the turn of the century. Southern California hired over 35,000 workers in 2016, and job demand remains strong. Most construction crews are struggling to find skilled hourly craftsmen.
Construction 101 training prepares you to enter this rewarding field. Training activities include classroom courses on worksite safety and construction Math, hands-on construction sessions in carpentry, and a field trip to a union training facility. You'll attain the necessary knowledge and skills to receive industry-recognized certifications (OSHA 30 and HAZMAT-8). Construction 101 covers basic safety training, tools and materials recognition, math and measurements, hazardous material handling, OSHA procedures, workplace skills, and gives you an overview the electrical union application process. Get the skills and knowledge to start on an exciting, new career in construction.
The training includes:
- Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
- General safety and health hazards in construction, including communication and handling hazardous materials (HAZMAT), fire, electrical and lead safety.
- Materials recognition, handling and storage
- Basic use of hand and power tools
- Welding and cutting for construction
- Measurements and angles
- Math for construction
- Time management, workplace skills, communicating effectively, job search and interviewing, and financial literacy
- Union overview and the application process
Participants will receive the following certifications upon successful completion of the program:
- OSHA 30-Construction
- Work readiness training certificate
- PVJOBS Pre-Construction certificate