Construction Orientation Readiness Education

Working towards becoming a Journey Worker, Foreman, Crew Leader, etc.? Then CORE is for you!

CORE is a 72-hour, 12-week instructional program that covers basic knowledge and skills required in the construction trades. This program is a prerequisite for all trade/apprenticeship classes.

CORE is also suitable for assistant project managers, office personnel, warehouse and yard workers who can benefit from understanding the trades and what is expected of the workforce in the field. 

What’s Included?
  • Enhanced Safety: including fall protection, construction safety, construction site job hazards,    dealing with job hazards, aerial work, electrical safety, hazard communication and fire safety
  • Construction Math: including reading a tape measure, addition, subtraction, multiplication and  division of: whole numbers, fractions and measurements, decimals and percentages
  • Hand/Power Tools: most commonly found in the construction industry, including drills, saws and other miscellaneous tools, all of which will be used in three hands-on projects 
  • Introduction to Blueprint Reading: how to understand and navigate a print
  • Employability Skills: how to keep your job 
  • Communication Skills: how to make sure people know what you want or need
  • Identifying Roles: both the individuals and the companies in the construction industry
  • Material Handling: proper handling techniques and procedures as well as potential hazards

Offering classes in the Annapolis and Salisbury areas!

Call ABC Chesapeake Shores today to register for our next class! Contact Cheyenne Wheeler, Manager of Workforce Development & Safety, cwheeler@abc-chesapeake.org or 410-267-0347

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ABC Chesapeake Shores offers training in 
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Our training venues are all affiliated with local community colleges, serving three distinct areas of Maryland from the Eastern Shore to Annapolis and Southern MD. 

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC: Arnold)
College of Southern Maryland (Waldorf)
Chesapeake College (Wye Mills)
Rommel (Fruitland)

  • C.O.R.E.
  • Carpentry
  • Cement Mason
  • Concrete Form Builder
  • Drywall
  • Electrical
  • Glazier
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • HVAC
  • Laborer
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Pipefitting
  • Pipe Insulator
  • Plumbing
  • Reinforcing Ironwork
  • Roofing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Sprinkler Fitting
  • Steam Fitter
  • Structural Ironwork
  • Welding