Construction Industry Collaborative


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  1. Carpenter / Craft Professional

  2. Site Supervisor

  3. Crew Leader


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Course Offerings

Craft Professional/Carpenter Training

Core Construction Essentials is an NCCER nationally recognized credentialed course designed for the new construction hire or laborer to learn essential craft skills with OSHA 10 safety. This curriculum serves both Construction and the Trades. It is a 73-hour course taught by a Certified NCCER instructor and provides an industry recognized credential. NCCER credentials require written and performance-based assessment for each module. View Core Construction Essentials Curriculum Here.


1.  Adults can enroll in NCCER Core Construction Essentials at the Center for Technology Essex in the evenings. 

  • The costs is $1,100.

  • To register, contact Joe Teegarden, Director, Skill Tech or call (802) 857-7251.  (This course requires a minimum of 10 people).

2.  Adults can enroll in NCCER Core Construction Essentials through Burlington ReSource, a nonprofit training provider, in an immersive 8 week session.  

  • The course runs full-time for 8 weeks and includes employability skill training and internship experience. 

  • To register, contact: Andrew Jope, Director, ReSOURCE, or call 802-343-3450,  

  • Full funding is available to qualifying individuals through a Grant from Burlington Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) and the Vermont Department of Labor. The course’s retail cost is $3,500.


3.  High School Career & Technical Education Centers (CTEs) programs offer a standard curriculum for Building and Trades. Faculty are certified to teach the NCCER Core Construction Curriculum, providing graduating students with NCCER’s national credential and 5 college credits from Vermont Technical College. Courses begin in Aug and end in June. 


CTE programs in 11 regions of the state including Brattleboro, Barre, Enosburg Falls, Essex, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, and St Albans.

Crew Leadership Training

Crew Leadership is an NCCER credential designed to upskill the Craft Professional to the job of Crew Leader. This course is taught by a certified NCCER instructor from Collaborative Member, VHV, in Winooski or by video conference.  Please contact Becky Loucks ( at VHV for more information or to register. 

Site Supervisor Training

Project Supervision is an NCCER national credential designed for existing Crew Leaders, Project Engineers or Estimators for promotion to Site Supervisor. Developed in direct response to the Construction Employer Collaborative need to backfill retirees and develop new Site Supervisors with the NCCER Credential. 

  • Taught by Certified NCCER Instructors in 85 hours, in 3 parts (25-30 hrs. each) at Collaborative Member, VHV, in Winooski or by video conference.

  • NCCER Project Supervision Curriculum (8 modules)

  • NCCER credentials include performance-based and online assessments for each module.

  • Register for this course by emailing  Becky Loucks ( or call 802.861.6195. 

General Leadership Training for New or Emerging Leaders

The Hard Soft Skills is  16 hrs course for new leadership offered by Vermont Technical College. It is 4 sessions, and taught in four hour blocks. Please contact Dianne Percy ( or 802.236.9161) for more information. Download Info Sheet  |  Register online

Tom Clavelle, Executive Vice President / CFO
Engelberth Construction

If your company is interested in joining the VTPM's Construction Collaborative, please contact for more information.

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