Welcome to the Energy and Construction Career Training Program

Earn While You Learn with Valuable Training and Credentials

Prepare for apprenticeships and entry level, front-line, occupations across gas, electric and construction.

  • Receive $11.50 per hour during class with additional bonus for successful completion and employment.
  • Once employed, earn $17-20 per hour with benefits.
  • Duration: 7-Week Training.
  • Class Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • NCCER Core components.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
  • CPR/First Aid training.
  • Career coaching, interview preparation and job placement assistance with hiring employers.
Classes Start April 14th, so apply by March 22nd to be considered for the job training program. Take the first step to learn more about the job training program and have all your questions answered. Register for an virtual information session to begin enrollment.

Make A Selection Below

Why Construction?

  1. Great wages. Start as a laborer earning $17-20 per hour with benefits, keep training and discover limitless possibilities.
  2. Potential for little to no student loans. Begin earning a salary right away and enter a paid apprenticeship program for the area that matches your long term skills and interests.
  1. Work Happy. Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and Fast Company magazines site a survey ranking the construction industry as having the happiest employees.
  2. Growing industry. Over the next decade, the construction industry is tied for the fastest growing industry. What does that mean for you? Jobs. Career growth. Variety. Security. Excellent pay.

Class Times

  • Monday – Thursday.
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • Class starts 4/14/22, must apply by 3/22/22.
  • Hybrid model on-line/in-person.
  • In-person training includes both the Northern Virginia  Arlington Career Center and the Beltsville, Maryland Associated Builders and Contractors training facility.
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Find Out If You Qualfiy for the Program

  • Legally able to work in the United States.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Able to demonstrate industry aligned reading and math comprehension.
  • Ability to do physical labor and other strenuous physical tasks.
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to complete the course, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
  • Possess a valid US State Driver’s License.
  • Able to pass a drug screening and industry aligned background screen.
  • Priority enrollment given to Northern Virginia residents.

Register For A Required Information Session - Get All Your Questions Answered

When you attend an online information session, you’ll learn about the benefits of the program, what will
be expected from you as a student and what happens after completing the program. The information session lasts 60 minutes, with time for questions and answers. Once the information session is completed, interested applicants move to the next step towards enrollment.



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Program Sponsored By

Washington Gas

Industry Training By

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington
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