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Ground Up Professional Craft Training provides Accredited Construction Training that is nationally recognized utilizing the NCCER curriculum. From Introduction to Craft Skills all the way to Crew Leadership and Management Training, our training program includes online classes along with in person class time and on the job training.

This 3 step approach to construction specialized training ensures that your employees learn all of the information and gain a deeper understanding of their craft.

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Carpenters are one of the largest building trades occupations in the industry. Carpenters with all-around skills and training are some the most sought after Craft Professionals in the industry.
Carpenters are involved in all aspects of construction activities, from framing houses, installing interior finish work, working on large commercial projects even building bridges and highways. Carpenters are involved with all types of construction.
This four-level curriculum covers all aspects of construction content such as Blueprint reading, Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication and Advanced Wall Systems.

Carpentry Level 1 - Fundamentals
Carpentry Level 2 - Finishing and Framing
Carpentry Level 3 - Forms
Carpentry Level 4 - Advanced

Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other trainings. Introduction to Craft Skills covers the basics of construction to provide someone new to the trades a solid foundation of knowledge. The completion of Core Curriculum provides the basic skills needed to advance their education in any construction trade.

Basic Site Safety
Construction Math
Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
Introduction to Construction Drawings
Basic Communication Skills

The Construction Technology curriculum will provide the trainee the basic knowledge and principles of carpentry, masonry, concrete finishing, electrical, HVAC and plumbing. After completing this Craft Training program the trainee will be able to read construction drawings and understand most aspects of building and construction. Construction Technology is based on modules compiled from 5 existing programs, trainees may be eligible to test out and gain Certified Plus Credentials by passing written exams and preforming performance profiles.

Introduction to Masonary
Floor Systems
Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
Roofing Applications
Wall Systems
Exterior Finishing
Basic Stair Layout
Electrical Saftey
Residential Electrical Services
Introduction to HVAC
Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent (DVW) Systems
Plastic and Pipe Fittings
Copper Tube and Fittings
Cabinet Making ands Installation
Introduction to Construction Equipment

Electricians install all types of electrical systems ranging from residential to large commercial projects. Electricians are responsible for installing wiring, circuit breakers, switches, light fixtures and other electrical components that follow the National Electrical Code along with state and local codes. The Electrical Craft training program complies with DOL time-based standards for approved apprenticeship standards.

Electrical Level 1
Electrical Level 2
Electrical Level 3
Electrical Level 4

Electronic Systems Technicians (EST) are skilled in a variety of areas, and they work in both residential and commercial settings. They are tasked with installing lighting, telecommunications equipment, and security systems. Electronic Systems Technicians also install remote monitoring systems in commercial applications and can retrofit current systems with modernized remote monitoring technology. The skills and duties of ESTs are broad, varied, and in high demand.
This four-level curriculum covers Low-Voltage Cabling, Test Equipment, and Audio Systems.

Electronic Systems Technician - Level 1
Electronic Systems Technician - Level 2
Electronic Systems Technician - Level 3
Electronic Systems Technician - Level 4

Crews that work together with a common purpose are the most efficient. When a crew is formed to tackle a particular job, one person is appointed the leader. This person is usually an experienced craft worker who has demonstrated leadership qualities. To become an effective leader, it helps if a trainee has natural leadership qualities, but there are specific job skills that each craft worker must learn in order to do the job well.
This module will teach the skills needed to be an effective leader, including the ability to communicate effectively, provide direction to a crew and effectively plan and schedule the work of a crew.

Leadership Skills
Problem Solving
Jobsite Safety
Project Planning

Field supervisors play a major role in every construction company and every construction project. They are the frontline managers on the job, directly supervising workers and other field supervisors. They are both the engine and the anchor of the construction team, driving it toward effectiveness and efficiency, and stabilizing it with consistency and good judgment. To fill this role, field supervisors need more than experience in the field. They also need management skills in problem solving, planning, estimating, safety supervision, scheduling, controlling costs and resources, and, perhaps most important, managing people.
Project Supervision is a comprehensive, competency-based program that gives both veteran and new field managers a step-by-step approach to honing their natural abilities, developing essential skills, and generally improving their performance as leaders.
As a one-level curriculum, Project Supervision covers topics such as Human Relations and Problem Solving, Safety, and Quality Control.

Orientation to the Job
Human Relations and problem Solving
Quality Control
Contract and Construction Documents
Document Control and Estimating
Planning and Scheduling
Resource Control and Cost Awareness
Sustainable Construction Supervisor - Add on Training

Construction project managers plan and direct the building and maintenance of everything from bridges to high-rises to wastewater systems. They usually have the satisfaction of seeing a job through from start to finish. In a typical day, project managers might meet with owners, examine a work breakdown structure (WBS), negotiate with sub-contractors, and directly supervise crews. Their qualifications include both formal education and in- formal on-the-job training, and their knowledge encompasses construction materials and methods, mathematics, communications, safety, human resources, scheduling, and customer service, among other areas.
This one-level curriculum covers topics such as Construction Documents, Resource Control, and Continuous Improvement.

Introduction to Project Management
Interpersonal Skills
Issues and Resolutions
Construction Documents
Construction Planning
Estimating and Cost Control
Resource Control
Quality Control and Assurance
Continuous Improvement
Minor Decisions - Major Impact

Heavy equipment operators (HEO) not only work on regular construction building jobs, but also on infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. A trained and experienced equipment operator provides necessary skills for any project that requires moving and transporting heavy materials, or that demands any kind of earthmoving.
This three-level curriculum will guide the trainee through modules covering each major piece of heavy equipment, as well as topics such as Civil Blueprint Reading, Soils, and Paving.

Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1
Heavy Equipment Operations Level 2
Heavy Equipment Operations Level 3

The increasing development of HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology causes employers to recognize the importance of continuous education and keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills.
NCCER's program has been designed by highly qualified subject matter experts with this in mind. Our four levels, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, present theoretical and practical skills essential to your success as an HVAC installer or technician.

HVAC Level 1
HVAC Level 2
HVAC Level 3
HVAC Level 4

Most people are familiar with plumbers who come to their home to unclog a drain or install an appliance. In addition to these activities, however, plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. For example, some systems move water to a municipal water treatment plant and then to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Other systems dispose of waste, provide gas to stoves and furnaces, or supply air conditioning. Pipe systems in power plants carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants, such as wineries, to move material through production processes.
NCCER's four-level curriculum covers topics such as Plumbing Tools, Types of Valves, and Potable Water Treatment.

Plumbing Level 1
Plumbing Level 2
Plumbing Level 3
Plumbing Level 4

Safety Technology provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company's safety program. This training program is designed for field managers, safety directors, safety committees, owner safety representatives, and insurance/loss control representatives.

Introduction to Safety Technology
Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
Risk Analysis and Assessment
Inspections, Audits and Observations
Employee Motivation
Site Specific ES&H Plans
Emergency Action Plans
JSAs and TSAs
Safety orientation and Training
Work Permit Policies
Confined Space entry Procedures
Safety Meetings
Accident Investigation: Data Analysis
Record Keeping
OSHA Inspection Procedures
ES&H Data Tracking and Trending
Environmental Awareness