OUR PROGRAMS

Providing construction-based vocational courses for all kinds of students

CICC ROLE

CICC collaborates with partner schools to host events to expose and educate students and parents on the numerous career pathways in the construction industry. CICC also performs student and parent outreach through traditional media campaigns. Program Coordinators work closely with instructors to determine job readiness of students and what additional help they might need to obtain employment. Students are surveyed to determine their knowledge of the industry, skill-levels, and what trades they are interested in pursuing to help shape their classroom speakers. The industry facilitates mock interviews for students and provides feedback in addition to hosting Career Pathways and traditional job fairs.

CICC provides annual support to each school to pay for some, or all of, the following: curriculum, instructor stipends, books, personal protective equipment and miscellaneous materials, certificates, and consumable materials.

CICC engages employers through the founding associations to teach them about the program and works with them to hire students. CICC also partners with local workforce centers for student placement.

CLASSES OVERVIEW

CICC’s partner schools use the Home Builders Institute’s (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certified Training (PACT) curriculum. The US Department of Labor-recognized certificates are stackable, portable certificates certifying students’ skills in a trade and are industry-accepted credentials. It is a competency-based curriculum which grants flexibility to the instructor to set the pace based on each student’s ability to acquire and master a set of skills. The curriculum is also recognized by the Colorado Department of Education as a credit-bearing, Career Technical Education class.

The five units required by HBI for the first certification (PACT Core) can be completed, on average, in 210 hours or two consecutive school semesters. Students can earn up to eight stackable, trade-specific certificates following the PACT Core, including Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Masonry, and HVAC. At the end of each unit, the Skill Achievement Record (SAR) is used to track and document student progress in all areas of the PACT curriculum; classroom academics, hands-on competencies in the building trades, and life skills. Schools are also incorporating OSHA 10 into the curriculum which allows students to step onto a job site with their OSHA 10 card.

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HOME BUILD

In the 2018-2019 school year, CICC introduced a new Home Build program as part of the Careers in Construction curriculum. This program enables students to construct a modular home on school district property as a part of their CTE classes. The goal is to have each school (that’s able) build at least one home per school year. Students will use the skills they have learned in their classroom settings – carpentry, plumbing, electrical and OSHA 10 safety – to construct the new home. Industry professionals will provide on-site support through Builder Captains as well as licensed trade partners.

Through industry donations at the local, regional, and national level, this program provides each school with the materials needed for students to build a small house. Proceeds from the sale of the completed home will be reinvested in CICC, assuring visibility, viability and sustainability. Local and national supply companies are recognizing the value and success of CICC with commitments to the Home Build program keeping the cost of building low and profits significant to fund the program.

Two Colorado Springs-area schools are currently building houses with two more set to start in Fall 2020.

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HOME BUILD

In the 2018-2019 school year, CICC introduced a new Home Build program as part of the Careers in Construction curriculum. This program enables students to construct a modular home on school district property as a part of their CTE classes. The goal is to have each school (that’s able) build at least one home per school year. Students will use the skills they have learned in their classroom settings – carpentry, plumbing, electrical and OSHA 10 safety – to construct the new home. Industry professionals will provide on-site support through Builder Captains as well as licensed trade partners.

Through industry donations at the local, regional, and national level, this program provides each school with the materials needed for students to build a small house. Proceeds from the sale of the completed home will be reinvested in CICC, assuring visibility, viability and sustainability. Local and national supply companies are recognizing the value and success of CICC with commitments to the Home Build program keeping the cost of building low and profits significant to fund the program.

Two Colorado Springs-area schools are currently building houses with two more set to start in Fall 2020.

Learn More »
Through industry donations at the local, regional, and national level, this program
provides each school with the materials needed for students to build a small house.

High School
Construction
Connection

High School Construction Connection was started by the Associated General Contractors to help promote construction career awareness and provide schools with resources to help students enter the workforce by connecting schools and students directly with volunteers from the construction industry. In addition to providing dedicated contacts to help meet these needs, construction industry representatives are asked to commit to the following: scheduling job site tours to active job sites for students to attend; participating in panels to have the opportunity to share the stories of their journey through the industry along with answering any questions students may have; engaging in exploration events and build days with provided materials from the construction industry; and, helping students with resume building and mock interviews. This program was started in the Pikes Peak region in Spring 2019 and will roll out to more schools in the fall.

High School
Construction
Connection

High School Construction Connection was started by the Associated General Contractors to help promote construction career awareness and provide schools with resources to help students enter the workforce by connecting schools and students directly with volunteers from the construction industry. In addition to providing dedicated contacts to help meet these needs, construction industry representatives are asked to commit to the following: scheduling job site tours to active job sites for students to attend; participating in panels to have the opportunity to share the stories of their journey through the industry along with answering any questions students may have; engaging in exploration events and build days with provided materials from the construction industry; and, helping students with resume building and mock interviews. This program was started in the Pikes Peak region in Spring 2019 and will roll out to more schools in the fall.

Careers in
Construction:
Back to Work

The Careers in Construction Back to Work program partners with Catholic Charities, Springs Rescue Mission, Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC), Lutheran Family Services, and Widefield School District to offer Department of Labor-certified construction classes to homeless or underserved adults seeking employment. This partnership addresses the needs of the industry by training more skilled labor and helps the underserved/homeless re-enter the workforce by gaining construction and professional skills training.

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