Construction Trades Academy


  • Multi-Trade—Work in all aspects of construction and related careers, including: estimating, wood & commercial metal framing, roofing, interior finishing, masonry concrete form work, electrical, heavy equipment, concrete place and finish
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications to build commercial metal framing and residential wood framing structures
  • Operate heavy equipment in a construction setting. Note: We also offer this program as a Construction Trades Academy—Grade 10. So you can come as a sophomore to jumpstart your construction career. Construction 10 Postcard
  • Apply Now! Click here for online application

Amazing Alumni

Is this you?

  • I am a builder
  • I work well with my hands
  • I am independent
  • I am a problem solver

Career Focus:

  • Prepared for immediate employment and further education

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation:

  • Construction Worker
  • Carpenter
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber and Pipefitter
  • CNC Operator
  • AutoCad Operator & Designer
  • Construction Foreman
  • Job Site Safety Officer
  • Labor & Materials Estimator
  • Self-employed Builder
  • Building Material Sales Representative
  • Insulator
  • Finisher
  • Dry Waller
  • Painter

With Additional Training/Education:

  • Architect
  • Construction Manager
  • Engineer

Certifications: *Earn up to 44 ODE Credential Points toward Graduation during your junior and senior years
• OSHA 10 (*1 point)
• First Aid & CPR (*1 point)
• Career Success Connections
*Level 1-4 points
*Level 2-4 points
*Level 3-4 points
• Fork Lift Operation (*1 point)
• Man Lift Operation (*1 point)
• National Center for Construction Education & Research CORE NOR. 10 (*6 points)
• National Center for Construction Education & Research Heavy Equipment (*6 points)
• National Center for Construction Education & Research Heavy Highway Construction (*6 points)
• National Center for Construction Education & Research Crew Leadership (*6 points)
• Auto CAD User (*4 points)

Non-ODE Certifications
• Line/Grade Laser
• Safeland
• Shopbot
• Fall Protection
• Rigging
• Concrete Flatwork
• Heavy Equipment Certification

To be successful in this field, students must be able to:
• Comprehend and use measuring devices
• Work in all types of weather
• Be a team player—communicate well with customers, managers, fellow workers
• Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to use hand and power tools

Tri-Rivers Career Center  affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.

Some area employers include:

Kokosing, Carpenter’s Union, Corna-Kokosing, Stegal Construction, Steven’s Construction, HVAC and Electrical companies

Typical Wages:

  • Apprenticeships: $15 to $30/hour for residential and commercial construction, plus annuities and pension packages
  • Construction Managers/Architects make $52,350 to $155,200, depending on location
Kristina in Construction Trades Academy working

For More Information:
Instructor David Willey

Instructor Nardi Muka