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WHO WE ARE

STEP (Skilled Trades Education Program) is a FREE pre-apprenticeship opportunity, giving hands-on training in the union-based fields of electrical, plumbing, pipe fitting, and sheet metal/HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning). 

The Building and Construction Trades Department’s Multi-Craft Core Curriculum program is open for training. With a rich history of converting abandoned fields into thriving cities, of pioneering the space race and building two great nations, we’re looking for ambitious students and workers to join us. The career of a lifetime begins in a day.

This opportunity prepares you for an apprenticeship in these thriving trades. Many apprentices step it up and become Journeypersons, then foremen, construction managers, or start their own companies. Students will learn about our high standards for energy efficiency and for building facilities that generate new and renewed sources of clean, green energy.

High school students, young workers, folks looking for a career change, and even graduating college students are exploring a future in the trades.Some even take this course while pursing a college degree. When the apprentice program is completed, students will have 35 college credits and with only 15 more credits, students can obtain an Associates degree!

OUR PROGRAM

Denver-Metro is rapidly expanding. Take the first step toward a career in this booming trades industry.

From finishing work and plumbing to electrical work, insulation and everything in between – students get a close-up look at the trades.

The courses are: general orientation to apprenticeship, CPR and first aid, the OSHA 10 hour certification, blueprint reading, applied mathematics for construction applications; history of the construction industry, and the heritage of the American worker.

The general orientation course includes construction industry structure and the construction process; orientation to apprenticeship itself; tools of the various trades and the safe handling of both hand and power tools; industry standards of work responsibility and craft excellence.

Learn more about the course syllabus on our schedule page.

OUR PROMISE

This apprenticeship readiness program will give you the skills you need to take the first step towards an exciting and lucrative career in the Colorado construction industry.

OUR PASSION

We prepare the best, most knowledgeable workforce to build a strong and beautiful Colorado.

ELECTRICAL 100%
PIPE FITTING 100%
PLUMBING 100%
SHEET METAL / HVAC 100%