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Construction Training

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Construction Training

Getting Started

Our Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training is a  8-10 week program focusing on community involvement, poverty reduction, entrepreneurial thinking and preparation for careers in the residential and commercial construction industry where employment can be held year-round. 

The Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation, will invite partners in the construction industries to provide employment guidance and employer expectation to all participants that complete the 8-10 week training. This will give all participants the opportunity to be well equipped with understanding how to navigate the interview process in a professional manner.


Program Dates

Check back for upcoming program dates.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must Be 18 years and older
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Meet the income requirements
  • Able to complete day shift training
  • Complete and pass drug testing
  • Able to lift 50+ lbs.
  • Reliable transportation (preferably having a car)

Program Benefits

  • OSHA 10 Card
  • Obtain Bobcat and Aerial Lift Certification
  • Obtain NCCER Core Curriculum Certification
  • On The Job Training with residential and commercial projects
  • Blueprint reading
  • Learn how to start your own construction business
  • Transportation assistance is provided on as needed basis
  • Upon completion of the program those participants will receive a parting gift of tools
  • All participants will be paired with a Job Developer to be placed in a career of construction
  • Learn about trades in Carpentry, Electrical Engineering, HVAC, Cement finishing and more...

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Rob Rodgers, Program Coordinator at 513.841.5641 or