Construction Training

Monday, April 8, 2024 to Friday, June 28, 2024
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HIGH-WAGE, IN DEMAND! Get started with 12 weeks of hands-on training that includes pay and job placement assistance!

  • Hands-on shop training plus paid training on construction sites
  • Instruction in construction concepts, tool use, blueprints, math and measuring, framing, insulation, drywall, siding, roofing and deconstruction
  • Industry speakers and tours and employer contacts
  • Assistance with resumes, applications, interviewing, job search, and advancement
  • Receive an OSHA 10 Completion Card and an industry recognized credential
  • Earn 36 continuing education units and college credit

How to Participate

Learn more and apply online at https://www.gesmn.org/training or contact us at 651-379-5837 or email at outreach@gesmn.org.

Or attend an in-person information session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at our training facility at 635 Prior Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55104. 

Our Construction classes run year-round.  We start a new Construction class approximately every 7 weeks, so apply today!

Outcomes

  • We will help you find employment, assist you in maintaining your new position and even support you in career advancement opportunities.
  • We will explore resources such as transportation, housing, childcare, and equipment that may be needed in order to work in your chosen field.
  • Receive an OSHA 10 Completion Card and an industry recognized credential
  • Earn 36 continuing education units and college credit at St. Paul College
  • Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has a training articulation agreement with Saint Paul College. Students who successfully complete the Construction Program at Goodwill-Easter Seals can bypass the first term of Saint Paul College's Carpentry Diploma program and start in Semester 2.

Program Costs

Training available at NO COST to eligible students

Eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Interested in working or pursuing additional education in the construction industry 
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Score at a 6th grade level or higher on a reading assessment; score at a 7th grade level or higher on a math assessment 
  • Background friendly
  • Physically able to complete construction tasks such as lifting 50lbs, kneeling, climbing ladders, etc.
  • Able to obtain a driver's license or permit by end of training
  • Eligible to work in the United States

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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

553 Fairview Ave N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1708