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
  • Home Builders Institute PACT Core Certification
  • Cash Incentive for Getting a Job in Construction
  • 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.


Mar 12, 2018
M+W classes
Apr 10, 2018
T+TH classes
May 14, 2018
M+W classes
Jun 12, 2018
T+TH classes
Jul 16, 2018
M+W classes
Aug 14, 2018
T+TH classes
Sep 17, 2018
M+W classes
Oct 16, 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.

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.”

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