Trades Training

If you are a woman living in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange or Wake County, North Carolina,  you can apply for our 10-week trades training program! The program is FREE to trainees.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Check back here for deadlines for each cohort.

Contact us to learn more about eligibility or apply online today

Not ready to apply yet? Fill out the interest form to get updates about future dates and locations.

2021 Cohort Start Dates

Winter Cohort

January 25

Spring Cohort

April 26

Fall Cohort

August 30

Classes meet Monday-Friday from 9am - 3pm.


Learn the Skills

We use an industry-recognized training curriculum developed by the Home Builders Institute, called HBI Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT)

Our 10-week program will teach you the core skills you need to confidently enter the trades. 


You will learn about things like:

  • Safety & First Aid

  • Construction Math

  • Tools & Construction Materials

  • Basic Carpentry

  • Basic Electrical

  • Basic Plumbing

  • Basic Landscaping

  • Basic Painting & Finishing


In addition, we offer professional skills training to help you set yourself apart from the crowd, including:

  • Time Management

  • Teamwork and Conflict Resolution

  • Problem Solving


Get the Support

Many women deal with life challenges that can get in the way of pursuing a good career. 


We will help you navigate these challenges by connecting you with resources to meet your needs, from financial and family assistance to mental health counseling.


We will set you up for success by offering training that deals specifically with:

  • Personal Financial Management

  • Health & Wellness

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Harassment


In addition, our program will include a peer-support network that is a tried-and-true way to ensure success in women's pre-apprenticeship training programs like ours.


Land the Job

The first step to building a great career is landing a great job. At the end of training, we want our trainees to either:

  1. Get hired by a local construction trades employer

  2. Continue your education in whatever trade you're most excited about


We will help you get there by offering:

  • Networking opportunities with employers and tradespeople

  • Connections to community colleges to learn more about programs and resources

  • Resume building  and interviewing skills training

  • One-on-one career coaching

Contact us to learn more about eligibility or apply online today