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Associated Builders & Contractors – Virginia Chapter (“ABC-VA”) currently works with the Technical Centers throughout the state of Virginia through our “School-to-Work” partnerships whereby students enrolled in construction trade programs are earning industry credentialing credits toward graduation, and specific trades are also earning one year of apprenticeship-related instruction. Many of these students go to work for ABC-VA member companies and continue their education through our apprenticeship programs.

The construction industry is facing a worker shortage – one that will reach 1,000,000 by the year 2020.  Jobs are in high demand, and the career opportunities are unlimited.  We are currently working with many construction companies that are in dire need of employees.

The Core Training Program contains the following topics:

 
BASIC SAFETY





Presents basic job-site safety information to prepare workers for the construction environment. Describes the common causes of workplace incidents and accidents and how to avoid them. Introduces common PPE, including equipment required for work at height, and its proper use. Information related to safety in several specific environments, including welding areas and confined spaces, is also provided.   

          
  

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MATH
  Reviews basic math skills related to the construction trades and demonstrates how they apply to the trades. Covers multiple systems of measurement, decimals, fractions, and basic geometry.
INTRODUCTION TO HAND TOOLS
  Introduces common hand tools used in a variety of construction crafts. Identifies tools and how to safely use them. Proper hand tool maintenance is also presented. 
INTRODUCTION TO POWER TOOLS 
 

Identifies and describes the operation of many power tools common in the construction environment. Provides instruction on proper use, as well as on safe-handling guidelines and basic maintenance. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
  Introduces the basic elements of construction drawings. The common components of drawings are presented, as well as the most common drawing types. The use of drawing scales and how to measure drawings is also covered. 



INTRODUCTION TO BASIC RIGGING
  Provides basic information related to rigging and rigging hardware, such as slings, rigging hitches, and hoists. Emphasizes safe working habits in the vicinity of rigging operations. 



BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  Provides good techniques for effective communication on the job. Includes examples that emphasize the importance of both written and verbal communication skills. Describes the importance of reading skills in the construction industry and covers proper techniques to use in a variety of different written communication formats. 


BASIC EMPLOY-ABILITY SKILLS
  Describes the opportunities offered by the construction trades. Discusses critical thinking and essential problem-solving skills for the construction industry. Also identifies and discusses positive social skills and their value in the workplace. 

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL HANDLING
  Describes the hazards associated with handling materials and provides techniques to avoid both injury and property damage. Common material-handling equipment is also introduced. 


OSHA 10-HOUR CERTIFICATION
  Safety training is a necessity in this industry and knowing OSHA regulations ensures job-site safety and prevents mishaps and OSHA fines. The OSHA 10-Hour Course combines important textual information with relevant, real-life examples from the field and video presentations. Learn OSHA regulations, and receive your OSHA 10-Hour completion card. 


FIRST AID, CPR & AED CERTIFICATION
  ABC - Virginia Chapter certifies hundreds of individuals each year in First-Aid and CPR/AED using the American Safety and Health Institute's training content. ABC-VA's primary goal is to create confidence in its students' abilities to handle emergency situations. Our instructors provide clear explanations of the subject matter in a relaxed environment. Instructors focus on the importance of controlling, with confidence, medical emergencies and providing life support for victims of sudden illness or injury. The certification issued to each participant is valid for two years. 

Apply today in your region. Hurry - the application deadline is June 1, 2018!


Northern Virginia Application | Central virginia Application | Hampton Roads Application

For questions regarding ABC Virginia's Summer Construction Core Training Program, please contact your region's education coordinator:

Northern Virginia: Amanda Ruckman, (703) 968-6205
Central Virginia: Christine Ciarlo, (804) 346-4222
Hampton Roads: Jamie Carrow, (757) 855-8220