Goodwill’s free Construction Basics training course helps participants quickly develop the knowledge and skills they need to gain employment in the construction industry. In this eight-week introductory class, you will learn safety precautions and awareness, basic math used on a job site, and you will be able to identify power tools and describe their uses. This course is taught by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified instructors from Central Piedmont Community College who will help you build a foundation of knowledge and earn industry-recognized credentials to kick start your career. 

2021 Training Dates

OSHA Prerequisite Instruction Dates Instruction Time
December 14 – 28 January 5 – March 4 6 – 9:30 p.m.
February 22 – March 5 March 16 – May 13 6 – 9:30 p.m.
May 3 – 17 May 25 – July 22 6 – 9:30 p.m.
July 12 – 26 August 3 – September 30 6 – 9:30 p.m.
September 27 – October 11 October 19 – December 16 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Construction Basics training course lasts eight weeks. We offer this course in the evenings to accommodate students who may work during the day.

Certification Opportunities

If you successfully complete Goodwill’s free Construction Basics training course, you will receive a NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certification and the OSHA 10: Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification.

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Job Search Support

As a participant in one of Goodwill’s training courses, you’ll have access to a Career Navigator who can help you with your resume and interview skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with our Employer Engagement Team, who can help you find and secure employment.

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