Trades Training


Learn the Skills

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

Our 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

Upcoming Cohorts

Fall 2021 Cohort

September 7th - November 19th

Spring 2022 Cohort

January - April

Summer 2022 Cohort

May - July

Fall 2022 Cohort

August - November

Classes meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm in Carrboro, NC


If you are a woman, age 18+, living in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange or Wake County, North Carolina, you can apply for our trades training program!

The program is FREE to trainees.

How to Apply?

The first step in the application process is to attend an Info Session at our workshop in Carrboro.

After attending the Info Session, you will be invited to apply for the training program.

The application deadline for the Spring Cohort is October 1, 2021.

Not ready to apply yet?

Fill out the interest form to get updates about future dates and locations.

Questions? Contact us here.

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