Construction 101: A Pre-Employment Program for the Construction Industry

constructionConstruction 101 is a pre-employment training program which prepares

young people from non-traditional backgrounds to enter the construction

industry. In particular, the program encourages the employers of its

graduates to place new workers in construction apprenticeships in

carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, and other trades after a year of

work experience. Over 150 students have graduated from the program

since 2005.


  • Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board
  • PA CareerLink of Lancaster County (Ready 2 Work)
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (Keystone Chapter)
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole Services
  • Pennsylvania Conservation Corps
  • Lancaster County Career and Technology Center


  • Career Readiness Credential
  • Eight weeks of training and experience
  • Core curriculum of the Construction apprenticeship
  • Part-time employment on a job site
  • Ten hour OSHA safety course
    • Placement
    • Employment
    • PA Conservation Corps
  • LCCTC or Stevens College
  • Support of first year in ABC apprenticeship