Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free Deconstruction Training for Contractors

Are you a licensed contractor or apprentice? Do you think you need more skills to compete in today’s job market? You might be eligible for 2 weeks of FREE hands-on training that will help you:

  • • Learn basic deconstruction techniques on a residential structure
  • • Expand your career/business opportunities in the emerging deconstruction industry
  • • Be a part of the green jobs movement
  • • Earn a training stipend of approximately $1,500

The Deconstruction Training Program will occur in 2-week sessions that will be repeated 6 times at different residential buildings between February and May. For additional information, please contact us at training@delta-institute.org or (312) 554-5759.

What Is Deconstruction?

Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a structure to maximize reuse and recycling. For more information, please visit Delta’s Deconstruction & Reuse page, our listing of Deconstruction Resources, or the ReBuilding Exchange‘s website.

Course Description & Training Schedule

The Deconstruction Training Program will occur in 2-week sessions that will be repeated 6 times at different residential buildings between February and May. Each session will be composed of a group of no more than 10 trainees learning basic deconstruction techniques on a residential structure in either Park Forest, IL, or Evanston, IL. Trainees will work from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., four days/week.

Next training session dates:

  • • Tuesday, February 22 – Thursday, March 3
  • • March (please check back for confirmed dates)
  • • April (please check back for confirmed dates)
  • • May (please check back for confirmed dates)

Eligibility Requirements

Ideal Candidates will have a minimum of 6 months experience in demolition or construction (as a licensed contractor or as an apprentice to a licensed contractor) as well as an interest in innovative demolition techniques or building material reuse opportunities.

Basic physical requirements include the ability to: lift 75 pounds, climb stairs frequently, and communicate in English easily. Applicants should not have any pre-existing injuries or breathing restrictions.

Application Form

To apply, please download the following application form and email or fax (312) 554-0193 the completed form to Delta Institute, Attn: Deconstruction Training Program. Download the form.

For those interested in the session starting February 22, 2011, your application must be postmarked by February 17 or received via email/fax by Midnight, Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact Delta Institute by email or (312) 554-5759.