Training the Trades

Training a skilled workforce remains the biggest obstacle to growth in the construction industry. Yet each day a wealth of training opportunity opens up to our industry. JLC is pleased to promote the many professional training and career development opportunities available for the construction trades. If you have a program listing to share, or wish to review a training program, please contact

Ongoing Programs

Shelter Institute
Shelter Institute

Shelter Institute offers a wide variety of courses ranging in length and hands-on opportunity. In our classes we take apart the building process and teach each step individually.

NARI Professional Development

NARI education and certification programs are developed by remodelers and industry consultants for remodelers and suppliers. Programs are developed to optimize business results, foster networking and sharing information.

City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago City Colleges - Dawson Tech Institute

DTI is an academic job training center for Construction Technology careers, recognized for providing top quality job training and construction industry career development.

Training Articles and Reviews

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How Long Before You Lose Your Job to a Computer?

Robots are predicted to take over half of today’s jobs in the next 10 to 20 years.... More

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Training Tomorrow's Trades

Vermont painter Scott Burt conducts training seminars and produces online curriculum for the next generation of painting professionals. More

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Installing a Prehung Door

Having a systematic approach to installation is crucial to being efficient and... More

Tags: Doors, Interiors
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Information vs. Education

On JLC's commitment to training More

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Snapping Layout Lines for Walls

The layout and squaring process for a deck, slab, or on top of foundation walls. More

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Training Videos

Video Series - Best Practice Drywall

In this seven-part video series, JLC contributor and JLC Live presenter, Myron...

Basic Wall Layout

Veteran contractor and JLC LIVE presenter, Mike Sloggatt demonstrates effective...

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