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Free Construction Trades Class Scheduled for June in Allen

A second Allen County Building Futures training class is scheduled June 4-22 at Ivy Tech Community College-Fort Wayne, the Northeast Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council and Northeast Indiana Works announced.

The free, three-week pre-apprenticeship program is designed to enhance talent pipelines for construction trades occupations.

Building Futures classes include instruction on such things as communication, problem-solving, safety and health, blueprint reading, construction math, material handling, tool utilization, and quality. Students will have an opportunity to earn two industry-recognized certifications and complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training.

Building Futures is for people 18 years old and older. People who are selected for the program must undergo a pre-assessment process that includes a drug screen. Participants will receive a $200-a-week stipend during the course of the program.

People interested in the program can begin the signup process by visiting neibt.org or by calling the building trades at 260-489-8574. Deadline for signing up is May 18.