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 a prerequisite for all trade/apprenticeship classes and is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills required in the construction trades.

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, 1st 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

2021 CORE Classes: 

$799 members/$999 non-members



August 24-October 28, 2021

Tuesday/Thursday classes
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm
Address: ABC CraftMasters Academy
6901 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite F
Beltsville MD 20705