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 JLC_Training@hanleywood.com.

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
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

Framing Skills
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Framing Skills

A test of for gauging basic knowledge, for yourself, your employees, prospective... More

A Perfect Partnership
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A Perfect Partnership

A little taste of the big stuff going on in this editor’s life More

The Katz Roadshow
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The Katz Roadshow

If JLC Live is the grand-daddy of all live training shows, the Katz Roadshow is... More

Standing on the Front Line
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Standing on the Front Line

Contractors need to form partnerships with teachers to help improve trade education. More

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Serious Training in Deep Energy Retrofits

Engineer extraordinaire, Marc Rosenbaum, teaches a course on the the best strategies to fix existing buildings. More

NESEA Building Energy Bottom Lines
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NESEA Building Energy Bottom Lines

Peer advice on personnel More

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Training Videos

Video Series - Best Practice Drywall Video Series - Best Practice Drywall

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

Basic Wall Layout Basic Wall Layout

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

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