NCCER

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mission

The Houston Launch Pad NCCER Construction Program main goal is to prepare individuals with technical skills in the construction field.

Training Program

Step 1: Register and complete pre-enrollment application

Step 2: Meet with Case Manager and create a curriculum path

Step 3: Attend NCCER Core. Consist of 60 hours over 2 weeks.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily

Step 4: Attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10. Consist of 10 hours over 2 days.

Day 1: 9 AM - 4:00 PM/ Day 2: 9:00 AM - 12 noon

Step 5: Start selected trade (Carpenter, Concrete Finisher, Construction Laborer, and Drywall. Consist of 182.5 hours over 6 weeks.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily

Step 6: Certification

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have dependent child under the age of 18 living in the home.

  • Family household income of $37,000 per year or less.

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • TANF/SNAP recipient

  • DD214 (required veterans only)

  • State ID/Driver's License

  • Social Security Card

  • Must COMMITT to attend full 8-week curriculum

  • Applicants must pass a basic math, reading and writing test in accordance with specific occupations.

Training Courses

  • OSHA 10-Construction Safety Certification Training

  • NCCER Core-Cover topics such as basic safety, communication skills and introduction to construction drawings. 

  • Carpenter-Prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools.

  • Concrete Finisher- individuals to prepare, construct and finish building components and related structures using compound masonry mixtures of stone, gravel, sand, cement, and water. 

  • Construction Laborer-Introduction to a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, iron working, electrical, welding, heavy equipment and cranes. 

  • Heavy Equipment-Operate, maintain, service and maneuver heavy equipment safely and efficiently. 

Training Facility                                Main Office

7042 Tierwester St.                          2616 South Loop West Suite 504

Houston, TX 77021                           Houston, TX 77054

                                      (713) 661-8882 (Office)

                                      (713) 668-8202 (Fax)

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