Many talented skilled tradespeople were driven from the industry when the housing market took a dive along with the negative shift of the national economy. Today, consumers are finding themselves in a position to go forward with remodeling projects they put on hold and homes are beginning to sell again. With the recent increase in demand for their services, Builders and Remodelers are facing an unfamiliar predicament – a substantial reduction in available skilled tradespeople to do the work. When the only qualified workers are tied up on someone else’s job, unwelcome delays in the building timeline occur. And, this creates an issue that is not good for anyone!
The Building Industry Association of Central KY has developed a Workforce Development Training Program in partnership with The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Enzwiler Apprentice Training Program.
The mission of the Building Industry Association of Central KY Apprentice and Workforce Development Training Program is to educate those who wish to excel in the skilled trades related to the Residential and Commercial Construction Industry through rigorous academic and real world experiential opportunities; providing the construction industry in Central Kentucky with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.
The vision for the Building Industry Association of Central KY Apprentice and Workforce Development Training Program is to become the primary provider of employable individuals who have attained a high degree of skill development within the trades associated with residential and commercial construction.
2019/2020 Trades Program Review
The Building Institute of Central Kentucky is offering FIVE Trades
HVAC - 2 year program**
Plumbing - 2 year program**
Electrical - 4 year program** (KY State mandated 4 year program)
Carpentry - 2 year program
Facility Maintenance - 2 year program
**In addition to a program completion certificate upon graduation, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical students will be eligible to take the state licensure examination. All students will be prepared to pass the examination upon graduation, and if they meet the other state requirements, and pass the state exam, students will receive their journeyman’s license for their trade of choice.