JCC Receives NYSDOL Grant to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training - Apply Now!
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JCC Receives NYSDOL Grant to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training - Apply Now!

Published: March 14, 2023

A 12-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program is coming to the North Country for qualified individuals free of charge thanks to a New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) grant and Jefferson Community College (JCC). Space is limited. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply now!

Construction training begins May 1, 2023 and wraps up by July 26, 2023. Classes will be held at the Lewis County JCC Education Center, Lowville, a location conveniently accessible by Lewis County Public Transportation. 

Upon successful completion, participants will accrue 400 hours of classroom and hands-on training and two industry-recognized credentials, the OSHA 10 card for training on critical safety construction workplace topics and the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification in Level 1 Carpentry. In addition, successful candidates will have an opportunity to apply for a skilled trade apprenticeship at the conclusion of training and/or move directly into employment in the construction sector. 

Megan A. Stadler, JCC Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, says, “We are excited to address the workforce shortages in our region while giving individuals the opportunity to prepare themselves for a high demand job.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the free construction training and how to apply, visit www.sunyjefferson.edu/construction. Inquiries may be directed to the JCC Workforce Development Office at 315-786-2233 or email ced@sunyjefferson.edu. 

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
Made possible by a NYS Department of Labor Grant
This is a 12-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program provided by Jefferson Community College in partnership with Associated Builders & Contractors - Empire State Chapter. Upon successful completion, participants will earn two industry-recognized credentials – the OSHA 10 construction card (workplace safety training) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification in Level 1 Carpentry. Individuals who successfully complete the construction training will have an opportunity to be placed in a paid skilled trade apprenticeship and/or move directly into employment in the construction sector. Transportation may be available through Lewis County Public Transportation. 

This is a NYS Department of Labor grant funded program for qualified individuals. Eligible individuals must meet New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Dislocated Worker definition. There are six categories of Dislocated Worker. Simplified, to qualify as a Dislocated Worker, you must be “underemployed” or “unemployed”. Underemployed refers to a situation where you are working at a wage that is below your skill level or less than your previous job. Unemployed means you are not currently employed. 

Date: May 1 – July 26, 2023
Location: Lewis County JCC Education Center, Lowville
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