Construction Craft Laborer, Pre-Apprentice

Construction Craft Laborer, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working and creating with your hands? Enjoy being outside and active? Have attention to detail and great organization skills? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Construction Craft Laborer, pre-apprenticeship training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Use basic construction materials such as sand, bricks and concrete  

  • Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding and temporary structures  

  • Operate and tend to construction equipment and machines   

  • Follow construction plans and instructions given by supervisors 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Construction Craft Laborer Job Corps graduates work for construction contractors. Working hours for construction craft laborers vary. Most work normal day shifts, but many work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction sites. 


The credentials you will earn ...

Students who complete a center-based Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from such organizations as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 


What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 



* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.