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Start a great career in construction!

Transform your career by taking BuildStrong Academy’s Construction Skills Bootcamp. In our flagship skills course, you’ll learn in-demand skills, gain an HBI PACT Core Certification, and receive one-on-one career support to help you land a great new job in just a few 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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Students Gain

✔ Foundational construction skills

✔ Exposure to different trades

✔ OSHA-10 certification

✔ Career support and networking with employers

✔ HBI Pre-apprenticeship Certification (PACT Core)

Schedule Options

Want to start a new career as fast as possible? Our bootcamp is your best option. Our standard bootcamp runs four days a week, Monday through Thursday with morning and afternoon options available for 6 weeks.

Evening Bootcamp 
Working during the day? No problem. We offer our courses as an evening program, Monday through Thursday from 5:00-9:30 pm for 6 weeks.

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


Scholarships covering the full tuition cost are available if you’re committed to pursuing a new job or promotion in Denver’s construction industry. The Bootcamp course requires a $50 deposit to secure your spot. 

Course Tuition: $3,200.00 (non-career-track students)

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
  • Explain basic job site first aid
  • Explain basic fire safety procedures
  • Obtain an OSHA 10 hour certification (OSHA-10 courses are offered every other month at the Academy and are free for our students to take!)

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


Contact our Recruiter with any questions or for more information.

Upcoming Classes at BuildStrong Academy of Colorado

  • Morning Construction Skills Bootcamp (M-F) [BCA52]

    June 10, 2024  8:00 am - 12:15 pm

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  • Evening Construction Skills Bootcamp, ALMOST FULL! (M -Th) [BC64]

    June 10, 2024  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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