Pop Up Construction Skills Bootcamp in Broomfield

Ready for something more out of your career?

Construction Skills Bootcamp is an entry-level course to jumpstart your career through hands-on training and job search support. This August, Colorado Homebuilding Academy is bringing Bootcamp to a Taylor Morrison jobsite in Broomfield’s Hearthstone neighborhood. Join our community of alumni who are building well-paying, meaningful careers in a booming industry!




Students earn:

  • Solid foundation of construction skills
  • Option to take OSHA-10 certification class at the Academy
  • Career support & networking with employers
  • Set of starter tools


Tuition is free if you’re pursuing a new job or promotion in Colorado’s construction industry.

When & Where

You will attend classes at a Taylor Morrison jobsite in Broomfield’s Hearthstone neighborhood. You will receive an address and detailed directions after applying. We offer two schedule options:

Morning Bootcamp:

  • August 5 – August 29, 2019
  • M, T, W, TH
  • 9am-12pm

Afternoon Bootcamp:

  • August 7 – 30, 2019
  • W, TH, F
  • 12:30-4:30pm

Course Content

Basic Safety

  • Construction safety best practices
  • Jobsite safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe lifting and carrying techniques
  • Scaffolding safety
  • Ladder safety
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Basic jobsite first aid
  • Basic fire safety

Construction Industry Knowledge

  • Identify career pathways
  • Understand scope of projects
  • Demonstrate technical and academic requirements for career pathways
  • Demonstrate construction materials usage, safety, and identification

Construction Math

  • Practice common jobsite math operations and formulas
  • Demonstrate math skills needed to pursue a career in construction

Hand and Power Tools

  • Identify safe and proper usage of various hand and power tools
  • Hand and power tool maintenance
  • Identify Specialty tools in carpentry and other trades

Career Preparation

  • Understand basic elements of the employment process
  • Employability skills
  • Job retention skills
  • Work-life balance

Blueprint Reading

  • Common blueprint reading terms, views, and lines
  • Identify selected symbols and abbreviations
  • Plans, elevations, schedules, and other elements
  • Specification parts

Build Projects

  • Project safety
  • Blueprint reading and application
  • Develop skills through increasingly complex building projects


Robert McElreavey

Robert is a Master Plumber with over 30 years of experience. He has been teaching the construction trades for 14 years, including apprenticeship-level plumbing. Robert has also taught carpentry skills to adults at Salvation Army centers and to court-involved young men at Ridge View Youth Services Center. When he is not working, Robert enjoys skiing, biking and surfing and spending time with his wife and two children.

How to enroll

Call, text, or email to let us know you’re interested. We will send you details about Aurora-based Information Sessions which you can attend to learn more and complete an application.

  • Call or text: 303-358-4409
  • Email: info@COHomebuildingAcademy.org