In addition to classroom training for theoretical knowledge, the Pre-Apprenticeship module provides a cutting-edge computer lab for honing digital proficiency. Our dedicated hands-on training area allows apprentices to actively showcase and refine the techniques learned in the classroom. This program offers a seamless blend of theoretical understanding and practical application, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience that thoroughly prepares apprentices for success in their chosen field. Gain essential test-taking skills for pre-apprenticeship modules. Learn efficient time management, question analysis, and stress reduction techniques. Master strategies for various assessment formats, ensuring success in apprenticeship testing. Introduction to Material Handling (Module 00109) provides safety guidelines for workers handling materials on the job site. It covers proper procedures and techniques to use when lifting, stacking, transporting, and unloading materials. It also introduces basic motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment commonly found in the construction environment. Basic Employability Skills (Module 00108) provides trainees with guidance related to finding and securing a position in the construction trades. In addition, instruction in the areas of problem-solving and effective interaction with others helps to ensure their success in the construction trades. Basic Communication Skills (Module 00107) provides trainees with the information and skills needed to communicate effectively and clearly. Developing good communication skills enables construction professionals to become confident, reliable assets to their crafts. Introduction to Basic Rigging (Module 00106) identifies different types of rigging slings and hardware and describes how those items are used. It explains how to properly inspect slings and hardware items. It also examines different types of hoists used in rigging, and it describes common rigging hitches and how to make the Emergency Stop hand signal. Note that no level of certification or competency is awarded to trainees after completing this module; the content is designed strictly for familiarization. NOTE: This module is an elective. It is not required for successful completion of Core. Introduction to Construction Drawings (Module 00105) provides trainees with the information and skills needed to read and understand construction drawings. This module includes a set of two oversize drawings, which is included as Appendix D in the Trainee Guide. Introduction to Power Tools (Module 00104) identifies and describes some of the power tools used by construction workers. The construction of each tool is discussed, along with information regarding the safe usage and typical maintenance requirements of power tools. Introduction to Hand Tools (Module 00103) instructs trainees in the identification, use, and care of hand tools. Developing the knowledge to properly choose and safely use hand tools is an essential part of the construction industry. Introduction to Construction Math (Module 00102) introduces trainees to basic math skills needed in the construction environment. The module reviews whole numbers and fractions; working with decimals; the four primary math operations; reading rulers and tape measures; the inch-pound and metric units of measurement; basic geometric figures; and area and volume calculations for two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.