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.

Classes begin March 23, 2020 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 18-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).

Eligibility Criteria: See Eligibility Cirteria tab above.

APPLY NOW

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

  • Classes begin September 2020
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Your choice of training centers:
    • Central Falls Vocational Training Facility
    • Chariho Tech
    • 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.

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 2020
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events (*)
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Your choice of training centers:
    • Central Falls Vocational Training Facility
    • Chariho Tech
    • 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.

(*) 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 2020
  • 200-hours for approximately 26-weeks depending on holidays and weather events (*)
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Your choice of training centers:
    • Central Falls Vocational Training Facility
    • Chariho Tech
    • 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.

(*) 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.