Construction Skills Bootcamp

Construction training designed to help you land a high-demand job.

Overview

Small class sizes. Experienced trainers. Hands-on projects. Construction Skills Bootcamp is the perfect way to jumpstart your career. This entry-level construction training course will help you earn high-demand skills and certifications. Plus, it’s free if you are committed to working in the construction industry.

Construction Skills Bootcamp also provides an overview of the diverse job opportunities in building trades, focusing on hands-on training and build projects.

Instruction is split half-and-half between hands-on work in our construction lab and online lessons at home.

Students earn:

  • Basic Construction Skills Training
  • Industry-Recognized Certifications
  • Cash Incentive for Getting a Job in Construction
  • Set of Starter Tools
  • Introductions to Employers

Course Schedule

This is an 8-week course including 3-hour hands-on classes 2 nights/week + online coursework. With a new Construction Skills Bootcamp starting every month, we are always enrolling. Sign up for an information session to enroll >

Course Info

Instructors

Joe Carswell

Joe’s strong leadership skills are built on over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University, Joe spent several years drafting, preserving historic homes, and training work release prisoners for commercial installations. He also enjoys playing music and surfing.

Eric White

Eric began his career as a commercial flooring installer before becoming a carpenter for 12 years in residential new construction/additions and commercial renovations. He has also run his own handyman company for 7 years, rehabilitated historic structures and led construction projects in remote locations. His particular interests are in green building/sustainability, hiking and making crafts.

Mark Babcock

Mark has been involved in construction on and off since 1985, starting as a framer’s helper and progressing to project manager for high end home renovations. After taking a year off to become a dive instructor in Roatan, Honduras (where he met his wife), he moved from Canada to Denver to be with his wife Lori. He enjoys traveling, diving, and working on cars in his spare time. Mark is very excited about being a part of the Colorado Homebuilding Academy and teaching the next generation of construction experts.

Student Testimonials

Maria, July 2017 Graduate

“After 8 weeks, my husband and I were been able to gain construction knowledge in many areas including print reading, power tools, hand tools, construction math, safe working practice and basic first aid. Understanding the construction needs and opportunities is very important in our state. I am thankful to the Colorado Homebuilding Academy for this opportunity. Mostly for our professor Mark Babcock; he is simply amazing.”

Alexis, May 2017 Graduate

“Joining Construction Skills Bootcamp was the perfect way to begin my career in construction. The course offered all the basic skills training I needed. The instructor, Mark, is very knowledgeable and passionate. He has the ability to figure out the personalities and interest of each student and incorporate components that are specific to your career path. I would recommend the training program to anyone serious about entering the construction industry. After eight weeks of hands-on training, I felt confident and market-ready. Soon after I completed the program, I landed a job. Colorado Homebuilding Academy has opened up many opportunities for me and I am very grateful for that!”

John, May 2017 Graduate

“Good news, I have a job already. I will be working on a long term solar project at $15/hr. The OSHA 10 was a big factor in getting employed. I didn’t even have an interview per se, I just showed up and started filling out a bunch of paperwork. Without the course and the OSHA 10 certificate I would just be another job candidate to be ignored.”