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Construction Training Program

The Habitat for Humanity Construction Training Program, or CTP, is a workforce development initiative designed to train and prepare individuals for careers in the construction industry. This program is a collaboration of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati and CityLink. The  Construction Training Program is a critical component of our work to build stronger communities and provide affordable housing solutions to families in need.

Growing a Vital Industry

The construction industry is a vital part of the American economy, and demand for skilled workers is on the rise. In Greater Cincinnati, we're experiencing a shortage of skilled workers in this industry.

The Habitat for Humanity Construction Training Program is designed to provide individuals with the training and skills they need to succeed in the construction industry. Participants receive  on-the-job training and wrap around support as they complete the program and enter the in-demand field. 

Program Overview

The 6 week training program equips students to understand the basics of construction so they are prepared to enter the workforce construction-ready!


Hands-on tool training


Get OSHA-10 & NCCER Core Certified in only 6 weeks.


100% of participants interview with employers.


8-10 Habitat build days


100% tuition-free!

Students enroll for the program through


No experience necesary.

Previous construction experience is not necessary to qualify for our program. As a training course we expect most trainees to have little to no experience. Our program is designed to introduce trainees to the construction field. Utilizing classroom, lab, and field experiences, we aim to give our trainees the tools to discover their interests and prepare them for a career pathway in apprenticeship programs, entering the workforce.

Program Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must have driver’s license before the program begins

  • Must commit to being drug-free while engaged in the program

  • Academic aptitude in both reading and math

  • Most felonies accepted. No sex crimes.

Prepared for careers in commercial construction 

Students complete the class with OSHA-10 & NCCER Core Certifications. All students have the opportunity to interview with employers and most begin careers immediately following graduation.


Upon completion of the 6-week program, students have the opportunity to work a paid full-time position for an additional 6 weeks maximum at Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati. Students can leave at any time when they receive another job offer. During this additional 6 weeks, students will have continued support in resume building, interview preparation, and applying for jobs.

Graduating students accepted jobs with the following companies: 

  • Skanska

  • A&A Wall Systems

  • 8K

  • Sure Mechanical

  • Gaslight Properties

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati

  • Deuss

  • Messer

  • PWC

  • UWDI

  • DJX

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Construction partners and sponsors needed

This program is made possible by the generous donations of individuals, churches, companies, and foundations.

By providing individuals with the training and skills they need to succeed in the construction industry, we are helping to address the shortage of skilled workers in the region. This, in turn, is helping to drive economic growth and create new opportunities for individuals in our community.

As a Cohort Sponsor, you will receive:

  • Opportunity to interview and make job offers to cohort graduates.

  • Regular behind-the-scenes updates and opportunities to engage with your cohort.

  • Opportunity to speak at your cohort’s graduation.

  • Permission to use Habitat Logo, one of the most widely recognized and beloved logos in the world.

  • Recognition on our website.

  • Social Media Post highlighting your company as a Cohort Sponsor.

  • Highlight in our quarterly email newsletter.

Thanks to our April class Sponsor:

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Habitat Construction Training Program


Habitat Construction Training Program classes are held at CityLink Center located at 800 Bank Street. 

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