Youth Construction Apprenticeship

Building the next generation of construction professionals through hands-on training and work experience.


Youth Construction Apprenticeship provides the in-depth instruction that Colorado employers demand in their workforce. After participating in 250 training hours and 128 on-the-job hours, graduates of the Youth Construction Apprenticeship will be unrivaled in their fitness for employment in Colorado’s fast-growing construction sector.

Who are the Youth Apprentices? 

Young adults enrolled in partnering high schools or out-of-school youth who have proven their desire, aptitude, and commitment to work in the construction industry.

Students must have the ability to participate fully in an intensive training program – this means a commitment of up to four days each week from 9am to 3pm.

Apprenticeship Phases


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 expert.

Want to take this course?

Interested in hosting our youth apprentices as certified field interns? Contact our Builder & Contractor Outreach coordinator to get involved.

Want to provide this training opportunity to your students? Contact our Director to start a conversation.