Core:  Introductory Craft Skills introduces students to basic craft skills necessary in construction environments.  Trainees are introduced to basic safety practices associated with material handling, elevated work, energy release, and various job site hazards.  They are introduced to common personal protective equipment and demonstrate how to properly use and inspect.  Trainees learn and review basic math skills needed in a construction environment and demonstrate how these skills are applied to the trades covering multiple systems of measurement, decimals, fractions, and basic geometry.  This course provides an introduction to using common hand and power tools used in a variety of construction crafts with an emphasis on safety practices and maintenance.  They will be introduced to basic construction drawing interpretation and use of drawing dimensions and basic rigging slings, hardware, and equipment.  Communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are enhanced to help trainees develop confidence to ensure success in the contraction trades.

Trainees receive Core: Introductory Craft Skills. Graduates have essential knowledge and skills to prepare for the NCCER knowledge verification test(s) for Core. Live-streaming is available during lectures and discussions. All testing and hands-on sessions are completed at the Canton, OH training facility.

Course topics include:

  • Basic jobsite safety and material handling
  • Basic safety and maintenance on construction tools and hardware
  • Basic construction drawing interpretation and use of drawing dimensions
  • Basic rigging operations and safe work habits
  • Effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Bilfinger Skilled Trades Academy

Bilfinger Skilled Trades Academy

2909 Aaron Street
Deer Park, TX 77536