Construction Fundamentals Pre-Apprentice Training Program

Program Overview: Students are trained in construction fundamentals, such as demolition, concrete work, flagging, torch cutting and burning, HAZWOPER (hazardous waste removal), traffic control and use of basic building materials.

Length: 11 weeks

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m

What you get from this program

Students will learn HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Removal), OSHA rules and regulations, and use of basic building materials. Basic construction skills and math are geared toward placing students into apprenticeships in the Laborers Union.


  • JobTrain Certification of Achievement
  • Confined Space Training
  • CPR Certification
  • NSC First Aid Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour & 30 Hour Safety Training and Certification
  • HAZWOPER Training and Certification


Career Opportunities
  • Laborer occupations
  • Environmental Health and Safety Firms
  • Lead and Asbestos Abatement Companies
  • Material Handling Opportunities
  • Non-Union Contractors

Entry Requirements

Must attend JobTrain’s information orientation and take WONDERLIC Assessment. Must have ability to communicate clearly in English, have basic math skills, and a desire to work in the trades.


Physical Requirements 

May be required to lift 70 lbs. and climb ladders, and should not be sensitive or allergic to fumes and chemical solutions.


During Program

Students must maintain a 90% attendance level. By completion of training, candidate must have acquired a valid driver’s license and must be drug and alcohol free in order to qualify for employment opportunities in the industry.

About the Instructor – Juan Gutierrez

Juan has worked at JobTrain as an instructor for 8 years, and has been a member of the Local 261 Union for 25 years.