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 nine-week introductory class, you will learn safety precautions and awareness, and will receive an introduction to construction drawings, basic rigging, material handling and basic (construction) math used on a job site. Graduates will also be able to identify power and hand tools and describe their uses. This course is taught by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified instructors, who will help you build a foundation of knowledge and earn industry-recognized credentials to kick start your career. 

Upcoming Training Dates

Instruction Dates Instruction Time Class Days
January 18 – March 17 6 – 9:30 p.m.  T, W, Th
March 29 – May 26 6 – 9:30 p.m.  T, W, Th
June 7 – August 4 6 – 9:30 p.m.  T, W, Th
August 16 – October 13 6 – 9:30 p.m.  T, W, Th
October 18 – December 22 6 – 9:30 p.m.  T, W, Th

Course Timeframe

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

Requirements for Completion

To successfully complete Goodwill’s Construction Basics course, you must:

  • Have at least an 85% attendance rate
  • Achieve a passing score (70%) on all module tests
  • Pass the Performance Profile tests for each module

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.

Related Career Information

To find out more information about potential careers, trends, wages and benefits for those that complete this course, visit www.onetonline.org

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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