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Spring 2021 Course List: This course list identifies face-to-face classes that will be delivered via Zoom at their scheduled days and times through March 19. All other courses will run as scheduled at their designated days, times, and locations.

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WE Build Waterloo Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship

The WE Build Waterloo Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to create interest in a variety of construction trades and career paths into these occupations.

Participants will be introduced to thirteen different construction trades, learn introductory skills, have access to employers, and will set themselves on a course for family sustaining wages and benefits.

The course is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research
(NCCER) which is a national recognized provider of construction trades curriculum, assessments, and safety conscious programming.

Participants will also engage in a 12-week housing rehabilitation cohort to develop on the job skills and experience.

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for individuals who want to explore the construction trades and are between 18-24 years of age.

Admission Requirements

No admission requirements. Participants will have access to High School Completion or English Language Learning courses if needed.

Class Schedule

Application deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021
Orientation: January 19–22, 2021
Session begins: Monday, January 25, 2021


For more information about the program contact the workforce development coordinator or complete the form below.

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How did you hear about this program?

    Earn x Learn: Iowa's Registered Apprenticeship Programs"This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on the linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it."


    Finishing Workers: $40,000 – $74,999


    Home Framers: $20,000 – $39,999

    Max & Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation
    $ Earn x Learn: Iowa's Registered Apprenticeship Programs
    Hawkeye Community College Foundation

    Foundation Layers: $10,000 – $19,999

    Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Here for good.

    Site Preppers: $3,000 – $9,999

    US Bank Foundation
    Lincoln Savings Bank
    Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation

    Construction Planners: $500 – $2,999

    Campbell Supply Co. Industrial, Safety, and Construction Supplies

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    WE Build Waterloo

    Workforce Development Coordinator

    Valerie Peterson
    IowaWORKS — Cedar Valley
    319-291-2705 ext.41317
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    3420 University Avenue
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    319-291-2651 (fax)

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