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Start a great career in construction!

Transform your career by joining BuildStrong Academy’s Construction Skills Bootcamp. You’ll learn in-demand skills, gain certifications, and receive career support to help you land a great new job in just 4 or 8 weeks.

If you’re pursuing a career in construction in Colorado, we’ll offer you a full scholarship to cover the cost! 

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(formerly Colorado Homebuilding Academy)

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Students Gain

✔ Foundational construction skills.

✔ Exposure to different trades.

✔ OSHA-10 certification.

✔ Career support and virtual networking with employers.

✔ HBI PACT Certification.

Schedule Options

Standard Bootcamp 
Working during the day? No problem. Our standard bootcamp is offered two nights a week, 5:30-8:30pm for 8 weeks.

Accelerated Bootcamp 
Want to start a new career as fast as possible? The accelerated bootcamp is your best option. We teach the same content in a tighter schedule, Monday – Thursday, 1:30pm – 4:30pm for 4 weeks.

Students are required to attend classes each week and complete online coursework outside of class hours. All Bootcamps include skills training in carpentry, operation of hand and power tools, safety, math, print reading, framing, hands-on experience building projects, and career support.

Cost

Full tuition scholarships are available if you’re pursuing a new job or promotion in Denver’s construction industry. In-person options require a $50 deposit, which is returned upon completion of the bootcamp. 

Construction skills bootcamp
Construction skills bootcamp
Construction skills bootcamp

Course Content

Basic Safety

  • Identify jobsite safety issues
  • Describe best safety practices in construction
  • Identify and demonstrate proper usage of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Understand and practice correct lift and carry techniques for one or two people with standard building materials
  • Identify proper safety and use related to scaffolding
  • Demonstrate proper ladder safety, setup, and use
  • Obtain an OSHA 10 hour certification
  • Explain basic job site first aid
  • Explain basic fire safety procedures

Construction Industry Knowledge

  • Identify career pathways related to construction
  • Understand scope of projects in construction
  • Demonstrate technical and academic requirements for career pathways
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures,
    for various construction materials

Construction Math

  • Practice math operations commonly used in construction industry
  • Understand various math formulas to solve construction problems
  • Apply math formulas to common construction problems
  • Demonstrate math skills needed to pursue a career in construction

Exposure to Different Trades

  • Meet with industry leaders in various trades through career fairs and one-on-one career coaching sessions.
  • Learn from guest speakers working in the industry in various trades and niches.

Hand and Power Tools

  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various hand tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various power tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper safety, use, care, and maintenance of power tools/equipment
  • Identify/select appropriate power tools for specific tasks in carpentry and other trades
  • Identify specific tools and materials a worker needs to complete different tasks in various trades.

Career Preparation

  • Identify process for legal employment in the field of construction
  • Understand basic elements of the employment process in construction
  • Demonstrate ability to compose elements for employability in construction
  • Demonstrate skills required to find, apply, secure and retain successful employment in construction
  • Prepare life skills needed for a job in the construction industry

Build Projects

  • Demonstrate ability to safely use hand and power tools involved in construction
  • Demonstrate proper safe techniques in assembling projects
  • Demonstrate ability to apply blueprint reading to projects
  • Develop skills through increasingly complex building projects

Blueprint Reading

  • Understand common terms used in blueprint reading
  • Identify and define various views used in blueprint reading
  • Identify different types of lines used in drawings
  • Identify selected symbols and abbreviations used in construction plans
  • Read plans, elevations, schedules, etc. used in construction drawing
  • Identify and understand parts used in a specification

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Get Started With BuildStrong Academy of Colorado

1. Fill out the interest form on this page.
Once you sign up, you will get more information about our training process and you will be sent an online application which takes about 10 minutes to fill out.

2. Connect with our recruiter.
Once we receive your application, our recruiter will contact you to determine if we are a good solution for your career goals. We then help match you with the right training for your career path.

3. Deposit.
Pay the deposit for the course in our online store. Once you pay the deposit, please confirm which class you’d like to take with our recruiter.

4. Construction Training Begins

Questions?

Contact our Recruiter with any questions or for more information.

Upcoming Classes at BuildStrong Academy of Colorado

  • 4-Week Construction Bootcamp (M, T, W, Th)

    June 6, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    445 W 53rd Pl, Denver, CO 80216, USA

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  • 8-Week Construction Bootcamp [M & W]

    June 6, 2022  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    445 W 53rd Pl, Denver, CO 80216, USA

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  • BSA Career Fair

    June 16, 2022  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    445 W 53rd Pl, Denver, CO 80216, USA

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  • 4-Week Construction Bootcamp [M, T, W, Th]

    June 20, 2022  8:30 am - 11:30 am
    TBD

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  • 4-Week Construction Bootcamp (M, T, W, Th)

    June 20, 2022  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    TBD

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  • OSHA 10 Hour (Spanish) Day 1

    June 25, 2022  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • OSHA 10 Hour (Spanish) Day 2

    June 26, 2022  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • OSHA-10 Class (Bootcamp Graduates Only)

    June 30, 2022  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    445 W 53rd Pl (445 W 53rd Pl, Denver, Colorado 80216)

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