The Gould Construction Institute is pleased to offer Introduction to Construction 101, a 22-week course to be held at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton that will provide students with a foundation in construction and prepare them for more complex, trade-specific coursework.


The course will provide 135 hours of construction training. Beginning with safety, it will cover construction math, introductions to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging basic communication skills, employability skills and materials handling.


“We’re excited to grow our partnership and collaborate with Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School to meet the needs of a growing construction industry and give people the tools they need for a lucrative and rewarding career,” said GCI President Julie DeStefano. “This course will teach students core construction-related skills as well as introduce them to some licensed trades.”


In addition to basic construction training, the course will include one theory and one hands-on class in electrical, sheet metal, carpentry, plumbing, sprinkler fitting, pipefitting and HVAC.


Students who successfully complete the course will receive an OSHA 10 card and Hot Work Certificate. All told, the course consists of 114 classroom hours and 21 hands-on hours. These can be applied to the educational hour requirements of any of the licensed trades.


Introduction to Construction 101 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm-8 pm beginning on February 1 and running through June 30. The cost is $1,200.