Construction 101 Workshop
Make a Change and Make a Difference
ReSOURCE’s construction training programs equip work-ready individuals with the skills necessary to enter the carpentry, construction and weatherization fields
These six-week, workshop intensives provide tool handling, safety techniques and technical knowledge for obtaining high-paying jobs in the construction trades
A six-week intensive program designed to equip you with the skills and certifications necessary for an entry level job in the construction trades
DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS?
Start a new career in the high-demand, good-wage, construction trades of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, pipe-fitting, plumbing, maintenance, weatherization or site preparation by enrolling in Construction 101
Construction 101 prepares trainees for entry-level work in the construction trades. During this six-week course, participants earn OSHA 10 certification, NCCER credentials, and receive job placement opportunities. 98% of graduates have been placed in employment earning an average wage over $17/hour
2022 Construction 101 sessions dates:
St. Albans: February 7 – March 18, 2022
Burlington 1: March 21- April 29, 2022
Burlington 2: June 13 – July 22, 2022
Bennington: July 25 – September 2, 2022
St. Johnsbury: TBD
Hands-on Learning – Students will learn and have hands-on experience with:
The proper and safe use of hand and power tools.
Common construction vocabulary and job-site rules.
Useful residential and commercial construction-techniques.
Construction math, jobsite safety, and materials handling.
Each trainee has access to the necessary tools-of-the-trade. Students practice being on a construction crew working collaboratively with their fellow trainees. They work on construction projects as they would on a real jobsite. Class time is split between hands-on learning, building projects, and classroom training.
Credentials and Certifications – Earn:
NCCER Credentials – Students have the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education and Research credentials in:
o Hand Tools
o Power Tools
o Jobsite safety
OSHA-10 Certification in Job Site and Construction Safety – An essential certification for anyone entering the profession. Employers regard it highly.
Develop a professional, construction-oriented resume
Build job-searching and job-retention skills.
Meet with hiring employers.
Work Experience and Job Placement
For the final two weeks of the program, work-ready participants will be placed in on-the-job work experiences with local employers that are looking to hire. The Employment Counselor works individually with students to find a job placement that meets their needs.
A range of employer-partner companies have provided work experiences and hired Construction 101 graduates, and we are always adding new employers as program partners. Some employer-partners to-date include:
Green Mountain Management
New England Chimney Supply
Green Mountain Electric Supply
Yellow Dog Construction
Overhead Door/Integrated Building Products
Weatherization and Renovation of Montpelier (WARM)
Lloyd Plumbing and Electrical
SCHEDULE – The course meets Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Main St Graphics
75 Swanton Road, St Albans City
339 Pine St. Burlington.
45 Union Street, Rutland
Southwest VT Regional Technical Center (SVRTC)
321 Park St., Bennington, VT.
COST: $4480, though tuition is FREE for qualifying Vermonters. For eligibility questions, Maggie Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Schake, email@example.com, 802-857-4347
STIPENDS: Weekly training stipend provided to all active participants
PREREQUISITES: Construction 101 applies the requirements that construction companies have for their staff
Construction 101 is open to students:
Age 18 or over,
Proficient in English conversation,
Interested in working full-time in the trades, and
Ready and able to work a full-time, 40-hour, physically-demanding job