About Construction Trades

The best way to learn the processes and skills necessary for entry level success in the construction trades is to have hands-on experience of building homes and additions. This program does just that! Develop skills necessary for entry level workforce success in the construction trades industry or develop a base of experience for post-secondary education in related fields through hands-on experience of building a home. Using industry standard equipment and procedures, building design, print reading, foundation layout, masonry, framing, roofing, plumbing, finish carpentry, drywall application and finishing, and electrical wiring are areas in which you’ll gain experience. Internship opportunities are also available for qualified students.

Each year a home is built for an area resident selected from a pool of applicants.
Current Project: Flanagan Home Additions, 9888 West County Road 1050 North, Elwood, Indiana.

Hinds Graduate Opportunities

Apprenticeships and employment with trade unions; Advanced training for post-secondary education; Workforce entry with real experience and entry level skills

Career Opportunities

Framer, Plumber, Electrician, Roofer, Contractor, Carpenter, Mason, and many more.

Student Profile

  • Junior and/or Senior
  • Ability to work independently & follow detailed directions
  • Have a desire to pursue a career and/or post-secondary education in a construction related field or strong desire to learn skills of this trade
  • Dependabile transportation daily to Hinds Career Center
  • Tools Needed: Hammer, Utility Knife, Nail Apron, Tool Belt

Course Credit Information - Ivy Tech

  • CNST 101 - Introduction to Construction (3 Credits)

School: Hinds Career Center
Post-Grad Credits: Ivy Tech

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Your coursework at Hinds Career Center is your ticket to a successful college, technical school, apprenticeship or post-graduation entry career.

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