GET JOB SITE READY.

Launch Your Construction Career.

MONTANA'S ONLY JOB SITE READY PROGRAM

The Job Site Ready (“JSR”) micro-credential is a job-preparedness program designed to equip learners with the work experience and essential skills to start an entry-level job in the Construction trades. Participants will walk away with exposure to tool use and maintenance, materials handling, workplace safety, industrial practices, and project management. The program combines classroom and hands-on experience, concluding with onsite training offered several times a year and in locations all across Montana.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The Job Site Ready micro-credential is a 45-hour program, divided into 30 hours of online instruction and 15 hours of onsite training. Each student receives a professional-quality tool set and tool bag in their tuition. Learners are required to complete the online portion of the program first, at a 70% pass rate.

  • 10 units of unique topics
  • 30 hours of online content
  • Self-guided and self-paced
  • Pass/fail assessment
  • Entry and exit career aptitude tests provided
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Start Whenever You're Ready

With rolling registration, you can start the phase one online portion of your education at any time. When you're ready to move into the next phase, we offer onsite training in locations several times a year, all around Montana.

ONLINE AND ONSITE LEARNING

Start with our online courses and learn at your own pace, then apply what you've learned with real, hands-on experience at one of our onsite workshops.

complete your certification

Folks who complete the program in full (online and onsite) will be given a professional micro-credential badge.

ONSITE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Great Falls College

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Gallatin College

August 15-16, 2o22

 

MISSOULA COLLEGE

October 1-2, 2022

 

Bitterroot College

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meet the instructors & Staff

JOHN FREER

Program Director, Sustainable Construction Technology
Missoula College

About

John has over 30 years of industry experience at all levels of residential construction and development. It’s hard not to see his experience, knowledge, and passion for the industry in his teaching.

FRANK HARRIMAN

Construction Trades Advisor
Gallatin College

About

Frank is a Construction Trades Advisor at Gallatin College in Bozeman. He's an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and a Registered Instructor for the Associated General Contractors of America.

DAVID E. NEDROW

Construction Mgmt & Technology
MSUB City College

About

David transformed the City College from outdated blueprint reading to current technology courses and specific project management courses that gives students the leadership skills to go into construction management upon graduation.

WALT WILSON

Adjunct Instructor
Missoula College

About

Walt is a fifth-generation woodworker, tinkerer, and nemophilist. He has a vast collection of family heirloom tools and loves blending old world craftsmanship with new construction methods.

Joel Sims

Trades/Welding Program Director
Great Falls College

About

Joel is the Trades Division director at Great Falls College MSU. He has over 15 years working in and around the construction industry in different capacities.

Katherine Lechman

Job Site Ready Program Manager
Accelerate Montana

About

Katherine is a career educator and workforce developer who specializes in post-secondary micro-credentialing.

Non-Credit

$ 750
  • 1 Onsite Workshop
  • 10 Online Modules
  • 20+ Piece Tool Package

JOB SITE READY IN THE NEWS

"Gov. Gianforte visited with Job Site Ready, a program designed to equip learners with the work experience and essential skills to start an entry-level job in the construction trades. Since 2020, Job Site Ready has collaborated with education and industry partners across the state to train over 70 students"
“It was encouraging to see this public-private partnership linking the academy with the marketplace to help employers fill the skills gap they have and help Montanans get into better-paying jobs," Gianforte added.
“Employers are eager to hire employees who have the skills that Job Site Ready students walk away with,” Lechman said. “We are excited to now offer valuable rapid training and expand it to locations across the state.”
Accelerate Montana invites job site ready applicants
Cutback Pioneer Press