TRADE SKILLS TRAINING

"Hands-on apprenticeships, where workers earn and learn at the same time, are a proven path to good, secure middle-class jobs. In fact, 87 percent of apprentices are employed after completing their programs, with an average starting wage above $50,000. And apprentices earn a significant premium for their skills —  as much as $300,000 more than their peers over a lifetime, according to some studies."

 

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
  • GRACE offers a 24-week, 336 hour, specialized Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program,

  • Individual Career Plans are created for each Trainee-Client so they can leverage prior life and work experience,

  • The program includes construction math, evidence-based life skills training, career skills training, financial wellness training, electrical trades skills training, supportive and wrap-around services to ensure that basic needs are met, and a 360 degree case management,

  • Our financial wellness program also includes the creation of bank accounts on-site for program participants who want them and the creation of a personal budget,

  • Classes are held 2-4 days per week, based on a Trainee's Individual Career Plan (ICP),

  • Classes include certification in CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 Construction, and

  • Upon program completion, direct assistance is provided securing full-time work in the electrical construction industry

Eligible Training Provider Lists (ETPLs)

Both our Electrical and Telecommunications Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs are on the Maryland State ETPL.  

Telecommunications Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
  • GRACE offers a 24-week, 336 hour, specialized Telecommunications Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program,

  • Individual Career Plans are created for each Trainee-Client so they can leverage prior life and work experience,

  • The program includes construction math, evidence-based life skills training, career skills training, financial wellness training, electrical trades skills training, supportive and wrap-around services to ensure that basic needs are met, and a 360 degree case management,

  • Our financial wellness program also includes the creation of bank accounts on-site for program participants who want them and the creation of a personal budget,

  • Classes are held 2-4 days per week, based on a Trainee's Individual Career Plan (ICP),

  • Classes include certification in CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 Construction, and

  • Upon program completion, direct assistance is provided securing full-time work in the electrical construction industry

Current Program Offerings & Certifications
  • Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

  • Telecommunication Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

  • First Aid, Infant, Child & Adult CPR & AED Certification

  • OSHA 10 Construction Certification

Certification Program Descriptions

First Aid/CPR Certification Program Overview

During CPR instruction, trainees will practice basic skills, learn about CPR barrier devices and how to treat victims of choking. Trainees will also learn hands-only CPR and when to use it. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use will be thoroughly reviewed and practiced.

Trainees will learn fundamental First Aid/CPR skills, and how to provide care for:

  • Internal Bleeding and Shock

  • Wounds, Amputations & Impaled Objects

  • First, Second, and Third Degree Burns, Chemical Burns and Electrocution

  • Head, Eye, Nose, Mouth and Spinal Injuries

  • Chest, Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries

  • Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries

  • Asthma, Hyperventilation, Fainting & Seizures

  • Diabetic Emergencies

  • Poisoning, Alcohol and Other Drug Emergencies

  • Animal and Insect Bites and Stings

  • Shock and Sudden Illness

  • Rescuing and Moving Victims to Safety

Each trainee will receive a National Safety Council Standard First Aid, CPR and AED Manual and Certificates of completion. CPR & AED and First Aid certificates are good for two years. The First Aid, CPR and AED Manual includes a pull-out First Aid Quick Guide and a refresher DVD for every trainee so they can refresh their skills as often as they like before their certification expires.

OSHA 10 Construction Safety Course Description

This construction safety course is designed for all construction employees. OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, and safety and health principles are the main focus of this course. Topics include the scope and application of 29 CFR 1926. Using OSHA construction standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the most hazardous areas of the construction industry.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to OSHA Standards - OSH Act, Employee Rights and Responsibilities General Duty Clause, Whistleblower Rights, Recordkeeping basics - General Safety and Health Provisions - Competent Person, Subpart C - Value of Safety and Health

  • Fall Protection

  • Electrical

  • Struck by (e.g. falling objects, trucks, cranes)

  • Caught in/between (e.g. trench hazards, equipment)

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Health Hazards in Construction

  • Hand and Power Tools

  • Stairways and Ladders

  • Excavations