Construction Academy

Construction Academy

Want To Learn More About Construction As A Career?

Take a deeper dive into the subject and sign up for the Academy.

The objective of this Construction Academy (pre-apprenticeship training program) is twofold, 1) to give a participant an in depth look at the various crafts involved in construction, and 2) to acquire the critical skills necessary for building a solid foundation for a successful construction career. 

The in depth look addresses the crafts of Carpentry, Drywall, Electrical, Electronic Systems Technician, Heavy Equipment Operator, HVAC, Masonry, Pipefitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, and Welding. 

The construction skills that are taught covers two broad areas.  The first area is Craft Skills, which covers; basic safety, construction math, hand tools, and power tools, construction drawings/blueprints, basic rigging, and material handling.  The second area is Personal Skills, which covers; relations with your crew leader and other team members, listening and speaking, reading and written communication, thinking critically and problem solving, sexual harassment, conflict resolution, and substance abuse on the job. 

Students attend class two nights (Tuesday and Thursday) a week for one semester at either the Lincoln or Omaha Training Center.  Training is conducted in a safe, structured, and practical lab environment.  After completion, the participant decides which craft is the best fit for the talents they possess and applies to the “pool” to become an apprentice in the craft of their choice.  Upon the successful completion of the Academy, the graduate will receive an OSHA 10 hour card and be registered in the NCCER national registry.  Plus, he or she receives a higher score on their application to the pool for a candidate for an apprenticeship.

You must be at least 18 years old and have a GED or high school diploma to enroll.

To learn more about the Construction Academy, email: 

or call

In Lincoln 402-477-4451

In Omaha 402-344-4258

Apprenticeship recruitment, selection, employment, and training shall be without discrimination
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.


Associated Builders & Contractors
State Office/Lincoln Training Center
830 Westgate Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68528

Associated Builders & Contractors
Omaha Training Center
10640 Burt Circle
Omaha, NE  68114