Are you in need of attainable housing? Do you want to develop skills in a hands-on environment to kick-start your career in skilled trades? Our Housing Workx! Program is here to help!
The Housing Workx! Program addresses the need for attainable housing and workforce development in Allegan County. Through this program, CAAC will connect learners to career opportunities in building trades and construction (one of the fastest growing industries in Michigan) to produce healthy attainable housing in Allegan County. Students will be building energy efficient homes or remodeling existing homes to make them more livable.
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) opportunities will be available in eight skilled trades:
By receiving this training, students have the mobility to utilize their certificate in the area of construction that most interests them. Graduates from this licensed program will receive an industry-recognized and portable pre-apprenticeship credential. This credential is accepted by the Department of Labor and allows for entry-level employment as a Construction Laborer. Through partnerships with the local home building industry and Michigan Works!, CAAC will provide opportunities for graduates to find gainful employment and support services.
Housing Workx! graduates will have the opportunity to earn up to $15.80/hour upon program completion and will be well positioned for a career in a growing industry in need for skilled talent. According to Michigan Works!, nearly all roles in construction will increase by more than 5% through 2022. Michigan lost 48% of its skilled trades workforce over the last decade, which means roughly 60,000 workers left the industry without a replacement. With this many roles left unfilled, there are numerous opportunities for entry-level and skilled individuals who are interested in the construction workforce.
For more information on Housing Workx!, please fill out the interest form below.
Kick start your career in skilled trades with hands-on training!
NOW ENROLLING for Construction Basics!
Classes run August 17 - November 9
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Includes direct instruction, online learning, and hands-on training. All tools and materials are included.
Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) - Receive Department of Labor recognized certified training developed by the Home Builders Institute (HBI)
Earn Multiple Certifications - Construction CORE, Carpentry, OSHA 10 Construction
Full Scholarships Available - Cost is $650. Scholarships may be available for individuals with a need for assistance.
To sign up or learn more, visit communityactionallegan.org or call us at 269-673-5472 ext. 228
Deadline to sign up is August 14
Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open training center hours on Wednesdays for internet access and workspace
*Subject to change. If alternate hours are needed, consult your instructor.
Training Location: 245 Court Street, Otsego, MI 49078
Course Week and Dates
|Thursday, Aug 17||Orientation, introductions, and OSHA 10 Construction Sign-up|
|Week 1 – Aug 22 & 24||Core Base Knowledge Evaluations|
|Week 2 – Aug 29 & 31||Unit 1: Building Trades Safety and First Aid|
|Week 3 – Sep 5 & 7||Unit 2: Construction Math|
|Week 4 – Sep 12 & 14||Unit 3: Tools and Construction Materials|
|Week 5 – Sep 19 & 21||Unit 4: Employability|
|Week 6 – Sep 26 & 28||Unit 6: Carpentry|
|Week 7 – Oct 3 & 5||Unit 6: Carpentry Continued|
|Week 8 – Oct 10 & 12||Unit 6: Carpentry Continued|
|Week 9 – Oct 17 & 19||Unit 6: Carpentry Continued|
|Week 10 – Oct 24 & 26||Unit 6: Carpentry Continued|
|Week 11 – Oct 31 & Nov 2||Unit 6: Carpentry Continued|
|Week 12 – Nov 7 & 9||Final Test Outs/Awarding Certificates|
For additional information regarding this training, visit communityactionallegan.org, or call us at 269-673-5472 ext. 228.