Jefferson Community College will offer free apprenticeship construction training program

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – A 12-week pre-apprenticeship construction training program is coming to the North Country for qualified individuals free of charge thanks to a New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) grant and Jefferson Community College (JCC). Space is limited. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply now!

Construction training will begin May 1 and will wrap up by July 26. Classes will be held at the Lewis County JCC Education Center, Lowville, a location conveniently accessible by Lewis County Public Transportation.

Upon successful completion, participants will accrue 400 hours of classroom and hands-on training and two industry-recognized credentials, the OSHA 10 card for training on critical safety construction workplace topics and the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification in Level 1 Carpentry.

In addition, successful candidates will have an opportunity to apply for a skilled trade apprenticeship at the conclusion of training and/or move directly into employment in the construction sector.

“We are excited to address the workforce shortages in our region while giving individuals the opportunity to prepare themselves for a high demand job,” said Megan A. Stadler, JCC Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

Anyone interested in learning more about the free construction training and how to apply, visit Inquiries may be directed to the JCC Workforce Development Office at (315) 786-2233 or email

(Jefferson Community College)