On July 27, 2018, 12 students graduated from the summer session of ACI’s Construction Connections Pre-Apprenticeship program. ACI partnered with the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati and Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates to host the 6 week program designed to help those in the community by offering training and potential employment in the field of construction. Trainees were exposed to new ideas, skills and interests that they never knew they had.
During the 6 week program, students completed 9 modules which included safety, construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to construction drawings, introduction to basic rigging, basic communication skills, basic employability skills and introduction to material handling.
The 12 students also received the following credentials:
NCCER Core Curriculum Card and Certificate
Bobcat Skid Steer Loader and Self Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
Pre-Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model designed to help employers attract qualified applicants and increase productivity. It combines on-the-job related technical instruction to teach the practical and theoretical aspects of a skilled occupation.
Construction Connections is a nine week Job Readiness/Pre-Apprenticeship Program designed to prepare participants for a career in the construction industry. The program is a collaboration between Allied Construction Industries and the Greater Cincinnati Urban League. This training model allows construction companies to hire from a pool of certified applicants who are ready for employment.