The Fast Track to a Job in ConstructionMDC and Lennar Foundation launch MDC Builds, a free, 10-week construction certification program

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Miami Dade College and the Lennar Foundation have launched MDC Builds, a program that prepares students for entry-level construction jobs. Employment for construction laborers and helpers is expected to grow at a faster than average pace (12% between 2016-2026) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Join an Industry with Growing Demand

To meet the labor force need, MDC and Lennar Foundation have created MDC Builds, a program that is offered at no cost to participants and aligns with MDC’s goal of providing opportunities to all who seek it.

In addition to the curriculum, MDC Builds will also provide students with transportation and meal vouchers. Key components of the program will be mentorship and individual advisement. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years old and unemployed or underemployed.

Classes begin January 13, 2020

Students may choose to attend either an afternoon or morning session.

• Morning session – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

• Evening session – 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

The curriculum includes:

• OSHA training and certification

• job-site communication

• carpentry

• electrical systems

• construction math and

• other essential skills needed in the ever-growing Florida construction industry

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