Build & Learn, Inc. has previously provided housing counseling for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development from 2008 through 2014. Housing counseling is now provided as an independent agent upon request.
In addition to counseling services, Pre-Apprentice Vocational Programs provide training through classroom instruction and on-the-job training. All program instructors are certified by the state of Tennessee and National Center for Construction Education and Research. Other programs include: Maintenance Mechanic Specialist, Appliance Installation & Repair, Masonry & Concrete, Welding, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Heavy Equipment operation and Basic excavation.
Pre-Apprentice Job Training
The purpose of this training program is to train veterans and individuals who did not finish high school. Note: our program will allow students to transfer credit to other vocational programs within the State of Tennessee. Our objective is to provide construction skills training to eligible population through class room and on-the-job training by engaging participants as partners during the construction phases of affordable houses. We also teach skills to refurbish and rehabilitate homes and residences for eligible populations, disadvantaged citizens and veterans.
Professional Skills for Eligible Populations
Goal: To provide professional development skills in the areas of interviewing, employability skills, and resume writing.
Heavy Equipment Operation and Basic Excavating
The Heavy Equipment Operation and Basic Excavation Program are designed to train individuals to perform construction duties and assist contractors/skilled professionals. Learn to operate equipment including skid-steers, dozers, backhoes plus other large and small earth moving machines. This training focuses on persons who did not finish high school or need help with math and reading. Veterans are welcome! The objective is to prepare individuals for immediate employment, learn job interview skills, become a team member and succeed in the workplace and take advantage of higher level opportunities. The class/period is predetermined morning/evening time frames. In addition to training workers, our program’s goal is to solicit usable building materials for our classes as well as making repairs for disadvantaged persons throughout the community. Certain Core Curriculum (cc) classes are taught simultaneously.
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