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.

How to get involved

We are currently seeking employer partners to support our apprentices by providing paid internships ($10-12/hour). The Youth Apprentices would be on your job site 10 weeks. One day per week for the first four weeks, and then two days per week for the following six weeks. At the end of the apprenticeship, we hope that our employer partners will consider offering summer employment or full-time employment to these apprentices. Colorado’s construction workforce challenge is a long-term problem for our industry. Let’s work together to actively engage the next generation of construction professionals.

We invite high school administrators to set up a meeting with the Academy to learn how we can partner to provide this unique training opportunity to your students.

Are you interested in enrolling in Youth Construction Apprenticeship? We are not currently enrolling, but we would be happy to meet with you to share more details for future enrollment dates.