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Building Institute of Central Kentucky begins classes

Programs geared towards jobs in construction industry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 10, 2014) – Classes at the Building Institute of Central Kentucky are underway, with 28 students starting class this week in carpentry and HVAC. The institute was launched by the Home Builders Association of Lexington to provide apprentice and career training opportunities in Central Kentucky for construction industries.

buildinginstituteThe two-year programs, which are based on the National Home Builders Institute curriculum, will allow students to earn nationally recognized certificates.

“Our classes are designed to be employer centric and, for HVAC, a path to licensure” said Todd Johnson, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Lexington. “We have and will continue to rely heavily on our advisory committees, made up of professionals in the industry, to ensure that the information being taught will be directly in line with what they are looking for in potential employees.  And we are very fortunate to have instructors who are professionals working in the industry today.”

Bruce Maybriar, the Institutes’ director of professional development, said: “We want to train these students in a way to ensure they can get jobs and have a good career path ahead of them. We are answering a call from the Members of the Home Builders Association, and the industry in general, to produce people who are employable…   and their demands are really pretty simple. They want employees who are drug free, who want to work and who are capable.”