Construction Skills Bootcamp

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


Small class sizes. Experienced trainers. Hands-on projects.

Construction Skills Bootcamp is the perfect way to jumpstart your career in building. This entry-level construction training course will help you earn high-demand skills and certifications. Plus, we’ll help you connect with quality local employers so you can start a meaningful and well-paid career.

Students earn:

  • Basic Construction Skills Training
  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • Industry Certifications
  • Set of Starter Tools
  • Connections with Employers


This course is designed to help students get employed in Colorado’s construction industry. That’s why Construction Skills Bootcamp is FREE for people who are:

  • interested in starting a career in Colorado’s construction industry
  • already working in the industry and want to improve their skills

Course Schedule

This is an 8-week course. Students attend classes at our training center two nights per week from 5:30-8:30pm. Additionally, students are required to complete online coursework outside of class.


Jun 12, 2018
T+TH classes
Aug 6, 2018
M+W classes
Aug 28, 2018
T+TH classes
Oct 8, 2018
M+W classes
Oct 30, 2018
T+TH classes

Course Content


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.


“After 20 years in information technology, I decided to change fields and go into construction. I soon realized that I had no idea what to do and where to start. Construction Skills Bootcamp offered me a great opportunity to learn not only about tools, but also the basic skills I need to go out and get an industry job tomorrow.”

-Kimeul Griffith

“Colorado Homebuilding Academy is one of the best places to start learning a trade and get working in Denver. I learned so much from doing the hands-on lab work. I’m confident I can go work on a job site or continue in my management career.”

-Sarah Thompson

“The Academy was great at offering a strong base of knowledge for a wide variety of applications in the construction field. The skills gained through the course will prepare anyone to start day one on-site with an advantage for learning more in-depth skills.”

-Jared Metz

“The Colorado Homebuilding Academy is a great program to better understand basic construction techniques that are guaranteed to get your foot in the door at an entry-level construction job. The professionals here really want to see you succeed and gain employment. This course is amazing!”

-Joseph Burton

“This class is lead by very knowledgeable teachers that know how to build. They are thorough in the training of all tools found on the job site. The hands-on training has given me an introduction to what I will see on a real building job.”

-Lisa Eastenwood

“Bootcamp helped me to gain the education and confidence to feel I could apply for a job in construction. I had little understanding of the basics of construction until I started this class, but now I feel that I am walking away with a lot more of an idea on what happens in the homebuilding process.”

-Sarah Zerbe

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