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Free Construction Training Program Launched in Colorado

New program hopes to fill some of the 30,000 construction jobs that will be needed in the next seven years

July 21, 2016

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado announced Wednesday the launch of Construction Careers Now, program to train people just starting out in their careers and older adults changing industries.

Participants will be trained on various construction-career paths, basic math, safety and blueprint reading, along with other basics at the Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver.

The month-long evening program is free for participants who are not required to have experience or a GED. AGC president Michael Gifford said his organization as well as the Colorado Contractors Association and Hispanic Contractors of Colorado are starting the program together, covering the $500-per-student cost.

Enrollment begins August 3 and the program starts September 12. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a job fair with construction companies seeking new workers.

Go to BuildColorado.com for more information and to register.

Source: The Denver Post

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