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Construction 101 (June 4-July 13)

$3,200.00 $3,000.00


Construction 101 (June 4-July 13)

$3,200.00 $3,000.00

This 6-week intensive will run Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, June 4-July 13 2018.

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This six-week intensive is offered at the The South End Joinery, ReSOURCE’s wood shop on Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont. This program is designed to equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry level job readiness in carpentry and construction.

Students will learn in the shop from Monday through from Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Each student will be equipped with all the necessary tools of the trade, will have their own bench space to work, and will learn to work collaboratively with others accomplishing projects. Class time will be split between seminar-style training and hands-on building projects.

During this six week intensive, students will learn:

Students will learn the basics of carpentry by building a large, wood frame shed. Students will learn how to properly and safely use carpentry power and hand tools; proper carpentry vocabulary and job-site rules; process of building a house starting with building a floor, framing up walls, windows, doors, and roof, and finishing with sheathing the structure and installing the roof. Students will also receive foundational training in building science and home weatherization.

Timber Framing

Students will learn the basic tools and design that go into a timber frame. They will have the opportunity to build and raise a simple frame.

Students will receive an introduction to cabinet-making by building individual cabinets. Students will learn about the types of cabinet construction options; different types of sheet goods available and how to source them; building the cabinet; building the face frame; door construction; installing doors and shelving; and hardware sourcing and options.


OSHA 10: Students will gain 10 hours of OSHA training surrounding safety on a construction site.

NCCER Certificate of Introductory Craft Skills: (National Center for Construction Education and Research)¬†NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System, which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

These certificate trainings will consume about half of the students’ time while attending this intensive.



Basic Carpentry: Hannah Bush

Timber Framing: Karl Lukaup

Cabinet Making: Karl Lukaup


NCCER: Hannah Bush


Cost: $3,200 (includes materials) & some financial aid is available. Vermonters may be eligible for a VSAC Non-Degree Grant


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