RTV-6 TV has broadcast a program outlining the potential and opportunity through the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation’s (ICRF) BY Training Program.
The BY Program bridges the gap of entry-level workers to employers in the Indianapolis market.
The foundation says on its website that the program utilizes National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)‘s Core Curriculum: 80 hours of coursework that’s a combination of flexible classroom learning and onsite performance verifications.
“Applicants who successfully complete the program would receive the NCCER Core Credential (includes training in basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging and communication skills) and OSHA 10 certification.”
Students who complete the program report they receive multiple job offers, reflecting the demand for individuals seeking construction careers.
“Students in our program will be well informed of pathways for all aspects of construction and will be connected to the employers and training centers that will provide them with a pathway to a career in construction,” the foundation says. “Construction employers attend each class session and students can participate in a hiring event at the end of the program.”
Indiana is projected to have more than 140,000 construction job openings by 2026.