The Jump Start program is a pre-apprenticeship and the key feeder program for the Skilled Trades of West Alabama apprenticeship programs. It is a comprehensive, 12-week introductory program to the construction trades, built on the Core curriculum of the National Construction Center for Research & Education (NCCER). The course leads to certification for OSHA 10 safety requirements and other credentials. Once a student completes the course successfully, the student becomes employable and ready to go to work.
Eligibility requirements for entering Jump Start include: must be 18 years of age or older; a U. S. Citizen; ability to pass a background check and drug screening; and a valid driver’s license.
An overview of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and alarm crafts
Overview of hand and power tools & the safe operation and use
Construction mathematics & measurements
Overview and interpretation of blueprint & construction drawings
Basic communication skills
Employability skills and career path guidance
OSHA 10 safety training leading to certification
Scissor lift and forklift training that can lead to certifications
Preparations for employment with leads to employers