Students and instructor in building trades labLearn the skills you need for entry-level jobs in the building construction field. Graduates of the program find job opportunities at local unions, construction companies and property management companies.

Day and evening classes are available.

Get Hands-on Training

  • OSHA standards
  • Electrical wiring
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Framing
  • Hand and power tool basics
  • Blueprint reading

Earn Certifications/Licenses
Show your commitment to your trade. Certifications and licenses can lead to better job opportunities. We offer:

  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Training
  • EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting workshop hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension

Start Your New Career

  • Work with our Career Services team to develop your resume and prep for interviews
  • Attend job fairs
  • Connect with employers who need your skills
  • Secure your job!

What do I need to get started?

To enter the program, a qualifying score on the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is required. Contact the EOC and start working toward your goal today. 

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Get in Touch

Contact the EOC

Fax: (518) 273-1919


431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Albany Center for Education
30 North Russell Road (Second Floor), Albany, NY 12206
NOTE: The Albany location is open for ESL classes only.

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