intro to trades program

EBI programs

Introduction to Trades Program

The Enzweiler Building Institute offers a unique opportunity for high school students through the Introduction to Skilled Trades Program. Students gain hands-on experience and build skills to prepare them for a bright future in construction. Many students go on to jobs immediately upon graduation while others continue pursue licensure through continued education at Enzweiler and other institutions. Plus, students in the Introduction to Skilled Trades Program can earn dual credit at their high school. Programs are aligned with career pathways defined by the Kentucky Department of Education under the Career and Technical Education Division.

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intro to trades

Program Details

 The program meets three or four days per week throughout the typical high school academic year.

Students are at EBI for half a day. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Topics covered include (but not limited to):

Each year’s curriculum varies to reflect current needs and opportunities in the building industry. Recent graduates have completed the following assignments and more:

  • Building framing
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • Review of residential mechanical systems
  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic principles of wiring and electrical connections
  • Tiling
  • Measuring and hanging drywall
  • Basic carpentry and finish work
  • Estimating and budgeting for construction projects
  • Granite installation
  • Installation of windows
  • Review of basic plumbing principles
  • Principles of heating, air conditioning & refrigerants
  • Roofing
  • Building framing
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • Review of residential mechanical systems
  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic principles of wiring and electrical connections
  • Tiling
  • Measuring and hanging drywall
  • Basic carpentry and finish work
  • Estimating and budgeting for construction projects
  • Granite installation
  • Installation of windows
  • Review of basic plumbing principles
  • Principles of heating, air conditioning & refrigerants
  • Roofing

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