Construction Orientation Readiness Education (CORE)

As our industry changes, ABC CraftMasters changes with it. CORE has been in operation since 2008 giving you a great barometer for who you would like to develop into a Journey worker then Crew Leader, Foreman, and so on.  The class has now expanded to 10 weeks offering even more valuable information demanded by the construction industry.

CORE is also the first part of year one for all trade/apprenticeship classes.  It is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required in and across the construction trades.  CORE is a combined class of all trades and is offered year-round to ensure that apprentices and craft trainees can quickly get the foundational knowledge and important safety classes. The combined class helps entry-level trade workers/apprentices experience their part in the broader construction community.

CORE is also suitable for assistant project managers, office personnel, warehouse and yard workers who can benefit from understanding the trades and what is expected of the workforce in the field.

What’s Included?

Enhanced Safety: including Fall protection, First Aid / CPR AED, OSHA 10, construction safety, construction site job hazards, dealing with job hazards, aerial work, electrical safety, hazard communication and fire safety 

Construction Math: including reading a tape measure, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of: whole numbers, fractions and measurements, decimals and percentages

Hand/Power Tools: most commonly found in the construction industry, including drills, saws and other miscellaneous tools, all of which will be used in three hands-on projects 

Introduction to Blueprint Reading: how to understand and navigate a print

Employability Skills: how to keep your job 

Communication Skills: how to make sure people know what you want or need

Material Handling: proper handling techniques and procedures as well as potential hazards


2024 CORE Classes

$799 members/$999 non-members


(Refund Policy as of 9/29/23)


CORE August 2024

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 to Thursday, October 10, 2024

Tuesday/Thursday classes

Time: 4:00-8:00 PM

Address: ABC CraftMasters Academy

6901 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite F

Beltsville MD 2070