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The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the City of Norcross Department of Economic Development have collaborated to launch the NAMC iConstruction Training Center, an accredited training unit certified by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). As part of a workforce development initiative by the City of Norcross Department of Economic Development and NAMC, the NCCER-accredited program will provide pre-apprenticeship training in construction trades and technology, targeting individuals who may be unemployed or underemployed as well as young adults and veterans.

The NAMC iConstruction Training Center is a pre-apprenticeship program that provides training and certifies individuals through both classroom and field instruction through NCCER-certified master trainers, instructors, and curriculum. The program offers students course instruction in areas such as drywall assemblies, solar panel installations, HVAC mechanicals and building automation controls, superintendent/foreman leadership, and much more. The program will be housed at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church’s Miracle Hall located at 182 Hunter Street in Norcross.

NCCER Construction Essential Courses

The NCCER Core Curriculum

The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

Trades Preparation

Includes Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Trade topics such as industry orientation, hazardous materials, general on-the-job questions, material handling, scaffolding, rigging, fire protection, hand and power tool use, fall protection, and electrical basics. Covers safety procedures that apply to each topic. Also covered will be related terminology, task planning, methods and functions of construction, apprenticeship application process, program requirements, and OSHA 30-hour safety training.

Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as calculating area, angles, volumes, pressure, shapes; solving for the unknown; and reading measurements. This class will help you understand the fundamentals of math in a way that is engaging, interesting, and relevant.

Calculations for the Trades

Covers measurements and calculations used in industrial and commercial facilities settings. Includes linear and volume measurement methods using analog and digital tools and instruments: ruler, caliper, micrometer, dial indicator.

If you are interested in more information about the NAMC iConstruction Program including attending a Pre-Trade Info Session, please call (678) 409-8550. Students can also click here to complete the Apprenticeship and Trades Scholarship Application