Construction Skills Bootcamp
Colorado Springs

Build a foundation for your career in construction

In-person construction training is coming to Colorado Springs! Prepare for a career in construction and get job placement help through the Construction Skills Bootcamp. Social distancing guidelines as proposed by the CDC.

Students earn:

  • Solid foundation of construction skills
  • Hands-on training in tool handling, basic carpentry and blue print reading
  • OSHA-10 certification
  • Career support & virtual networking with employers


Tuition assistance is available if you’re pursuing a new job or promotion in Colorado’s construction industry. In-person options require a $50 deposit that will be returned upon completion. Financial assistance is available.

The demand is huge. The opportunities are great. The moment is now.

Careers in Construction Colorado


Brought to you in Partnership with
Careers in Construction Colorado

The Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s (CHA) strategic focus is to deliver pre-apprenticeship construction training and retraining to Colorado Springs adults, while its Careers in Construction Colorado (CICC) partner focuses on pre-apprenticeship training for youth through high school programs. Both organizations are working toward the shared vision of reaching the goal of placing 5,000 people in construction jobs on an annual basis by 2025 and making Colorado a national model for construction workforce development. The two entities share ideas around effective workforce development, educational resources for students of all ages, and programming strategies to grow Colorado’s construction workforce!


All classes 5:30-8:30pm for 8 weeks.

New classes starting each month

See full class calendar here


3370 Chelton Loop S.
Colorado Springs 80909


Justin Elways


Let’s start the conversation about your career.

Course Content

Basic Safety

  • Identify jobsite safety issues
  • Describe best safety practices for construction
  • Identify and demonstrate different types of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Understand and practice correct lift and carry techniques for one and two people with standard building materials
  • Identify proper safety and use related to scaffolding
  • Demonstrate proper ladder safety, setup, and use vii.Obtain an OSHA 10 hour certification
  • Explain basic jobsite first aid
  • Explain basic fire safety procedures

Construction Industry Knowledge

  • Identify career pathways related to construction
  • Understand scope of projects in construction
  • Demonstrate technical and academic requirements for career pathways
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures,
    for various construction materials related to construction

Construction Math

  • Practice math operations related and commonly used in construction industry
  • Understand various math formulas to solve construction problems
  • Apply math formulas to common construction problems
  • Demonstrate math skills needed to pursue a career in construction

Exposure to Different Trades

  • The opportunity to meet with Industry leaders.
  • Students receive exposure to different trades from guest speakers working in the industry.

Hand and Power Tools

  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various hand tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various power tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper safety, use, care, and maintenance of power tools/equipment
  • Identify/select appropriate power tools for specific tasks in carpentry and other trades
  • Identify specific tools and materials a worker needs to complete different tasks in various trades.

Career Preparation

  • Identify process for legal employment in the field of construction
  • Understand basic elements of the employment process in construction
  • Demonstrate ability to compose elements for employability in construction
  • Demonstrate skills required to find, apply, secure and retain successful employment in construction
  • Prepare life skills needed for a job in the construction industry

Build Projects

  • Demonstrate ability to safely use hand and power tools involved in construction
  • Demonstrate proper safe techniques in assembling projects
  • Demonstrate ability to apply blueprint reading to projects
  • Develop skills through increasingly complex building projects

Blueprint Reading

  • Understand common terms used in blueprint reading
  • Identify and define various views used in blueprint reading
  • Identify different types of lines used in drawings
  • Identify selected symbols and abbreviations used in construction plans
  • Read plans, elevations, schedules, etc. used in construction drawing
  • Identify and understand parts used in a specification


mark babcock instructor

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.

The demand is huge. The opportunities are great. The moment is now.

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