Construction Trades Academy


  • Multi-Trade—Work in all aspects of construction and related careers, including: estimating, roofing, interior finishing, heavy equipment operation, electrical, plumbing, masonry, concrete form work
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications to build residential structures
  • Do commercial metal framing & residential wood framing
  • Gain skills to become a leader in construction—from a Construction Foreman to a Construction Manager
  • Senior Capstone Project—community-based
  • 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.

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Is Tri-Rivers Career Center For Me?

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
  • Labor & Materials Estimator
  • Self-employed Builder
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Building Material Sales Representative
  • Roofer
  • Insulator
  • Finisher
  • Dry Waller
  • Painter

With Additional Training/Education:

  • Architect
  • Construction Manager
  • Engineer

Certifications: *Earn up to 23 ODE Credential Points toward Graduation during your junior and senior years

  • OSHA 10 *1 point
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research *6 points
  • First Aid & CPR *1 point
  • Hazardous Operation Awareness *1 point
  • Man Lift Operation *1 point
  • Career Success Connections *Level 1-4 points *Level 2-4 points *Level 3-4 points
  • Line/Grade Lazor
  • Safeland
  • Shopbot
  • Fall Protection
  • Rigging
  • Concrete Flatwork
  • Heavy Equipment Certification
  • Fork Lift Operation *1 point

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

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For More Information, Instructor: David Willey