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Welcome to the Construction Workforce Training Program

Dear Participants,

The University of Wyoming (UW) appreciates your commitment to engage in the Construction Workforce Training. This training is made available by the “Wyoming Department of Workforce Services” (DWS) through grant funding.

Therefore, completing the registration questionnaire (below) and to also engage in a post-training employment survey upon the completion of your training is a mandatory requirement as stipulated by UW and DWS. 

To begin the registration process for each module, learners are required to fill out the registration questionnaire (below). Once this is complete, a registration link will be sent to the email address provided by the learner or company in the questionnaire, to then be able to register on the UW Canvas platform.

Please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information for the modules. 


Trainee Selection Process

1. Company Selection of Employed Trainees:

The selection process of trainees will be a function through company selection and engagement. Companies should nominate trainees within their organizations based on the company’s interpretation of trainees' need for training and on his/her ability to successfully complete the training modules.

Companies should also be able to demonstrate how a trainee upon the completion of their training will add value to their respective company operating platform and an employee’s capacity to enhance his/her future earning potential. Therefore a company name, address, and company contact person is to be provided on the registration form.

2. Selection of Unemployed Trainees:

The training is also available to unemployed Wyoming residence, with a desire to enter the construction workforce during or after the completion of their training. Trainees in this category should register with their local Wyoming Workforce Service office prior to registering for the training in support of provided services to obtain employment during or after their training.

3. State Worker Selection:

State and Government Employees cannot participate in this training in order to enhance their career track within their state or government unit. Enrollment is possible if their state or government unit pays the module tuition cost ($220).


Participant Testimonials

 

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Benefits 

A further trained Construction workforce allows Wyoming construction companies to be competitive and for workers to potentially earn a higher income.

Modules

Each module is offered over the course of one week as explained below. To successfully complete a module will include full class participation, small group work, online quiz, and reflective feedback on the learning experience. There are two required synchronous sessions over Zoom as indicated by the module described below.

 

Areas of Training and Acknowledgement

Participants may enroll in any one or all five training courses, also referred to as modules. The five modules are offered through the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department (CAECM) at the University of Wyoming.

 


Fall 2021 Construction Workforce Training Schedule

To enroll in any or all of the modules, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information.

Module 1: Construction Site Management

To enroll in module 1, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information. 

This module will introduce participants to various Construction Site Management concepts like, jobsite layout and control, jobsite labor relations and control, personal and safety management, subcontracting, purchasing, and project quality management. (8-hour commitment)

  • AUG 4| 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

  • AUG 11 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance  

Module 2: Integrating Construction Site Technology and Beyond

To enroll in module 2, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information. 

This module will introduce participants to technologies that are available for efficient management of a construction project from inception up to and beyond the handover of the project to the owner. The following topics will be covered: Building Information Modeling (BIM), use of Drones for construction progress documentation and inspection of locations that would otherwise prove to be impossible or impractical, cloud storage of data, as-built, and the use of electronic team meetings (local and distant). (8-hour commitment)

  • AUG 18 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

  • AUG 25 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

Module 3: Construction Plan Reading

To enroll in module 3, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information. 

This module will introduce participants to basic construction plan reading skills; including floor plans, elevation plans, mechanical plans, electrical plans, structural plans, etc. (8-hour commitment)

  • SEP 1 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

  • SEP 8 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

Module 4: Construction Documents and Contracts

To enroll in module 4, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information. 

This module will introduce students to various contract documents, contracts, and the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved, and their impact on the construction process. (8-hour commitment)

  • SEP 15 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

  • SEP 22 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance 

Module 5: Construction Scheduling

To enroll in module 5, please complete this Construction Workforce Training Questionnaire to obtain registration information. 

This module will introduce participants to the planning and control of construction activities, resources, and costs. Topics include critical path analysis/methodology, progress monitoring, schedule compression, schedule acceleration resource management, and cost control. (8-hour commitment)

  • SEP 29 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

  • OCT 6 | 1-5 pm Mandatory Zoom Attendance

 

 


Acknowledgment of Commitment to Training  

Badges: Each week will give participants an opportunity to earn a "Badge." To earn each of the 2 badges, participants will participate in the synchronous lecture, successfully complete the quizzes, and submit the post-training surveys. 


Certificates:
 If participants successfully earned 2 badges, participants will gain access to a Certificate of Completion for the Construction Workforce Training Module from the University of Wyoming Department of CAECM and the Department of Workforce Services upon completion of the 2 lectures, successful performance on the quizzes for each lecture, and the post-training surveys.

When a participant successfully completes all 5 modules, they will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment.​

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Partners and Resources

The CAED department is committed to working closely with the following construction-related industry associations in the development and delivery of the training modules, based on the need for specific workforce training across the state of Wyoming.

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Wyoming Department of Workforce Services provides an efficient internal structure that benefits all stakeholders. The three primary areas of Wyoming Department of Workforce Services are 1) Workforce Standards, 2) Policy and Communications, and 3) Workforce Programs. 

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The Associated General Contractors of Wyoming provides benefits and services to its members through political involvement, training, safety programs, and career opportunities which offer advancement for member employees, promotes the construction industry, and ensures a competitive opportunity that benefits all citizens of Wyoming.

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The Southeast Wyoming Builders Association is a professional trade association in partnership with the Wyoming Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Membership in the Association promotes professionalism within the industry, provides educational and safety instruction, and fosters creativity and community leadership.

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The Wyoming Construction Coalition is the voice of Wyoming’s construction profession. They advocate, educate, and communicate for a successful construction industry.

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Wyoming at Work is a complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Wyoming. Wyoming at Work guides and assists individuals to search for jobs, create résumés, find education, and receive training. 

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Wyoming Association of Municipalities advocates for Wyoming cities’ and towns’ common interests and provides educational opportunities for WAM members. 

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Wyoming Business Council is the state of Wyoming's economic development agency. They provide business tools to entrepreneurs and community development resources to Wyoming communities.



                         

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