Trade Association Offers Free Bootcamp to Those Seeking High-Paying Construction Jobs

    by CLC Staff

    The Carolinas AGC (CAGC) Foundation, a construction trade association made up of contractors and construction-related firms that perform work in North Carolina and South Carolina, was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the North Carolina General Assembly in this year’s budget to work in partnership with the NC Community College System to create a training and workforce development initiative, the Construction Bootcamp. The program is designed to recruit and provide accelerated construction training so workers can be hired quickly into the industry.

    This comprehensive, accelerated basic construction training program is designed to give students the skills they need to succeed in the construction industry while also pairing program graduates with mentors and opportunities for immediate job placement, apprenticeships, internships and degree programs through the CAGC Foundation’s expansive network of partner members. All training, education and program supply costs will be covered by grant funding.

    Additional program perks include:

    • Work Based Learning Opportunities
    • Hands on training with tools and equipment
    • Introduction to Rigging, Material Handling, Carpentry, HVAC, Electrical, ForkLift Certification and more
    • NCCER Credential
    • OSHA 10 Certification
    • CPR/First Aid Certification
    • $750 Cash Benefit
    • Soft Skills Training
    • Career Coaching
    • Opportunities for immediate job placement, apprenticeships, internships and degree programs

    The program will be offered at the following locations: A-B Tech Community College, Alamance Community College, Brunswick Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Carteret Community College, Catawba Valley Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Forsyth Tech Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, and Piedmont Community College.

    Photo above: An instructor at Catawba Valley Community College demonstrates power tools during the Construction Boot Camp. To register for the program, please visit the Carolina’s AGC Construction Bootcamp’s website or call (704) 372-1450.