OTC Offering No-Cost Construction Class

Ozarks Technical Community College has announced they will be offering an accelerated, four-week construction course this summer because of the demands of the construction companies of the area.

The first class is June 7 and will meet from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Springfield campus. Anyone can enroll as long as you are at least 18 years old.

“I have heard from many construction companies and contractors recently, and they are in desperate need of workers,” OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon said in a statement. “We have the capacity and facilities to offer this class, and it’s a win-win. The employers benefit with more skilled workers, and the students pay nothing to acquire construction skills while they’re getting paid to learn.”

Basic construction skills will be taught including:

  • Basic carpentry.
  • Use of hand tools.
  • Installation of interior finishes, such as flooring, drywall, cabinetry and doors.
  • Installation of exterior finishes, such as siding and trim, roofing, and exterior doors and windows.
  • The construction and placement of concrete forms.
  • How to read and interpret blueprints and construction drawings.
  • Safety rules.

The students who complete the program will receive OSHA’s 10-hour Construction Certificate.

More information is available on the OTC Website.

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