FREE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CAREER TRAINING

PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO TRAIN AND UPSKILL THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Real Jobs Rhode Island (RJRI) and the Residential Construction Workforce Partnership (RCWP) have come together to recruit and train people who want to join the industry and upskill current employees.

FREE TRAINING PROGRAMS

Employers:  Upskill your current employees or sponsor a candidate you’d like to hire with a commitment of a wage increase or a job during or upon training completion.

Job Seekers, Career Changers and those interested in a Career in Construction: Demonstrate a commitment to start a career in construction and actively seek employment at RCWPJobs.com and our placement resources.

This FREE Training Program is valued at $6,000 per participant!

DETAILS:

  • Classes begin late May and run through September, 2021
  • 60-night,180-hour training program
  • Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Training Center:

  • RIBA’s Central Falls Vocational Facility10 Higginson Ave., Central Falls 02863 (use this address for GPS, 2 Crow Point, Lincoln, RI 02865 we are across the street from Fortune Metals). Training center subject to change.
  • COVID-19 will determine a virtual start

This Training program is specifically designed for candidates that are seeking entry level positions into the Home Weatherization field focusing on existing homes in need of Energy Efficient Updates. This training program is driven by Industry involvement with local agency participation.

Certifications and Certificates:

• BPI Certification
• HBI Pre-Apprentice Carpentry Certification
• OSHA 10 Certification – Safety training about your rights,
recognizing workplace hazards, prevention, and safety
• Lead Safety—Renovate, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP)
initial 8-Hour Renovator Certificate
• Basic First Aid Certificate

Learning Outcomes:

Individuals will learn widely used industry terminology related to building science and demonstrate how various components of a home interact to affect the overall performance.  They will understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances, and other systems of the home. They will also realize how these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants, and durability of
the structure. Graduates will also realize why improving the energy efficiency of the home should be the first step toward solar, geothermal, or other renewable energy improvements.
Along with this they will be well versed in the trade, safety practices, and the practical applications such as basic skills and theory.

• Job Safety with OSHA-10
• Building Science/Home Construction
• Tools of the Trade and Their Proper Use
• Wall Board and Insulation
• Lead Safety
• HBI Pre-Apprentice Carpentry
• Building Performance Index (BPI)
• Basic First Aid
• Jobsite Visits
• Preparing the Jobsite
• Employability/Soft Skills

Programs designed to train and upskill the next generation of construction workers

THE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP CERTIFICATE TRAINING
(PACT) PROGRAM
The award-winning curriculum, based on NAHB’s Green Building Standard™ and National  s kills Standards, is one of
only three pre-apprenticeship curricula recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL) deployed in training programs
nationwide. The PACT curriculum integrates performance based learning in the building trades with vocational and
academic skills training and includes life skills, career development, and on-the-job training. HBI has been training
and educating America’s home construction workforce for over 40 years. Our proven business model has helped
countless individuals create long-term career opportunities.  Over the years we have continued to build out our program offering and expand our footprint in the construction industry. From innovative initiatives to creative partnerships, we remain committed to building careers and changing lives.

Students will start with basic construction, learning the tools of the trade, their proper use, understanding Home
Construction Techniques including Preparing the Jobsite, Working Safely and along the way receive additional
guidance and resources related to the opportunities available in this High Wage, High Growth, High Demand
Industry.

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) publishes
standards related to the energy efficiency and performance of residential buildings. Although this standard is primarily
focused on energy conservation measures and criteria, it does extend beyond these measures to address the
building as a whole along with health. The auditor’s role may vary depending on the context in which the evaluation
is conducted. The “auditor” may be an independent third party, an employee of a contractor or a weatherization
agency; or may also be a person conducting an evaluation of the building for other purposes including post-installation
performance verification, quality assurance inspections, or other diagnostic interventions. This standard assumes
auditors will also follow in good faith their company policy and conform to the policies of any participating program
sponsor or funding source, as applicable, concerning energy savings estimates and cost-benefit analysis. The recipient of the results of the evaluation can include property owners, program administrators or other interested parties.

The Energy Weatherization Auditor and Installer Training Program is made possible through  the collaboration with CLEAResult Consulting Inc. CLEAResult offers Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and testing, including Residential Building Science, Weatherization, and Basic Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) best practices.

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Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

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APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED VESL SESSION FOR SPRING 2021.  

Classes begin June 1st and end September 19th and are held Monday’s through Thursday’s from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Training is held at RIBA’s Vocational Training Facility, 10 Higginson Ave., Central Falls 02863 (use this address for GPS, 2 Crow Point, Lincoln, RI 02865 we are across the street from Fortune Metals).

The VESL Program is an 15-week basic carpentry career training program for participants who demonstrate intermediate English Knowledge and is designed to prepare job seekers looking for a career in residential construction or upskill current construction workers.  With emphasis on contextualized English as a Second Language Training, participants learn Construction Terminology, Construction Math, Hands-On Basic Carpentry Training, Jobsite Safety and upon successful completion participants earn their OSHA 10 Construction Card. A CASAS test is required prior to enrollment in the program.

LEARN MORE: Contact Betty Bernal, Diversity and Outreach Coordinator via email at bbernal@ribuilders.org or by phone 401.500.9146 (cell) or 401.205.1877 (the training center).

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Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

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This FREE Training Program is valued at $5,200 per participant!

  • Classes begin this September and October, dates to be announced
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events
  • Classes follow the Public School District Calendar for vacations and holidays
  • Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Your choice of training centers:

  • Richmond CHARIHOtech.
  • East Providence Career and Technical Center.
  • Warwick Area Career and Technical Center.
  • Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center.

Our training programs are held at Rhode Island High School Career and Technical Centers and follow the school calendar for holidays and school closings.

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT Program is a 26-week carpentry career training program designed to prepare job seekers looking for a career in residential construction or upskill current construction workers in carpentry.  PACT is based on HBI’s National Construction Skill Standards and NAHB’s National Green Building Standards™. PACT’s skill achievement records, set by subject matter experts, ensures every participant has the knowledge they must master to be employed in an entry-level or semi-skilled job within the residential construction industry and has a job placement rate of over 80 percent for HBI PACT graduates.

Participants are trained by HBI Certified Instructors and receive upon successful completion:

  • 144 hours of hands-on training
  • OSHA 10 Construction training card
  • Initial 8-hour Lead Safe Renovate Repair and Painting Rule training certificate
  • American Heart Association Basic First Aid training
  • Soft Skills
  • Team Building
  • Professionalism and Success in the workplace training
  • Introduction to the Building Code Book
  • Manufacturer Boot Camps for expert installation training, techniques & tips

Each participant receives a basic set of trade tools to use during training and to keep upon successful completion.

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Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

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*This program is FULL and no longer accepting applications*

This FREE Training Program is valued at $2,200 per participant!

  • Classes begin May 3 and end July 6, 2021
  • 81-hours for 10-weeks (*)
  • Classes follow the Public School District Calendar for vacations and holidays
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Warwick Area Career and Technical Center

Our training programs are held at Rhode Island High School Career and Technical Centers and follow the school calendar for holidays and school closings.

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT Program is a 10-week electrical career training program designed to prepare job seekers looking for a career in residential construction or upskill current construction workers in electrical.  PACT is based on HBI’s National Construction Skill Standards and NAHB’s National Green Building Standards™. PACT’s skill achievement records, set by subject matter experts, ensures every participant has the knowledge they must master to be employed in an entry-level or semi-skilled job within the residential construction industry and has a job placement rate of over 80 percent for HBI PACT graduates.

Participants are trained by HBI Certified Instructors and receive upon successful completion:

  • 71-hours of hands-on training
  • 10-hours OSHA 10 Construction training including OSHA 10 Card
  • Soft Skills
  • Team Building
  • Professionalism and Success in the workplace training

Each participant receives a basic set of trade tools to use during training and to keep upon successful completion.

(*) These training programs are for residential construction, hours obtained do not count towards registered apprenticeship hours.

Download the flyer.

 

Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

*This program is FULL and no longer accepting applications*

APPLY NOW

This FREE Training Program is valued at $5,200 per participant!

  • Classes begin September 2021
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events (*)
  • Classes follow the Public School District Calendar for vacations and holidays
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Warwick Area Career and Technical Center

Our training programs are held at Rhode Island High School Career and Technical Centers and follow the school calendar for holidays and school closings.

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT Program is a 26-week electrical career training program designed to prepare job seekers looking for a career in residential construction or upskill current construction workers in electrical.  PACT is based on HBI’s National Construction Skill Standards and NAHB’s National Green Building Standards™. PACT’s skill achievement records, set by subject matter experts, ensures every participant has the knowledge they must master to be employed in an entry-level or semi-skilled job within the residential construction industry and has a job placement rate of over 80 percent for HBI PACT graduates.

Participants are trained by HBI Certified Instructors and receive upon successful completion:

  • 144 hours of hands-on training
  • OSHA 10 Construction training card
  • Initial 8-hour Lead Safe Renovate Repair and Painting Rule training certificate
  • American Heart Association Basic First Aid training
  • Soft Skills
  • Team Building
  • Professionalism and Success in the workplace training
  • Introduction to the Building Code Book
  • Manufacturer Boot Camps for expert installation training, techniques & tips

Each participant receives a basic set of trade tools to use during training and to keep upon successful completion.

(*) These training programs are for residential construction, hours obtained do not count towards registered apprenticeship hours.

Download the flyer.

 

Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

APPLY NOW

This FREE Training Program is valued at $5,200 per participant!

  • Classes begin September 2021, dates to be announced
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events (*)
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Providence Area Career and Technical Center.

Our training programs are held at Rhode Island High School Career and Technical Centers and follow the school calendar for holidays and school closings.

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT Program is a 26-week plumbing/HVAC career training program designed to prepare job seekers looking for a career in residential construction or upskill current construction workers in plumbing/HVAC.  PACT is based on HBI’s National Construction Skill Standards and NAHB’s National Green Building Standards™. PACT’s skill achievement records, set by subject matter experts, ensures every participant has the knowledge they must master to be employed in an entry-level or semi-skilled job within the residential construction industry and has a job placement rate of over 80 percent for HBI PACT graduates.

Participants are trained by HBI Certified Instructors and receive upon successful completion:

  • 144 hours of hands-on training
  • OSHA 10 Construction training card
  • Initial 8-hour Lead Safe Renovate Repair and Painting Rule training certificate
  • American Heart Association Basic First Aid training
  • Soft Skills
  • Team Building
  • Professionalism and Success in the workplace training
  • Introduction to the Building Code Book
  • Manufacturer Boot Camps for expert installation training, techniques & tips

Each participant receives a basic set of trade tools to use during training and to keep upon successful completion.

(*) These training programs are for residential construction, hours obtained do not count towards registered apprenticeship hours.

Download the flyer.

 

Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

APPLY NOW

Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven, workforce and economic development initiative that is collaborative, flexible and business-led. It is designed to ensure that Rhode Island employers have the talent they need to compete and grow while providing targeted education and skills training for Rhode Island workers.  FREE Training Programs are funded in whole or in part by funds received through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the US Department of Labor. Program details, location and dates are subject to change.