By construction storyMary Rigg has partnered with the BY Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation and is excited to offer a ten-week Construction Training class beginning November 21st. Classes will take place at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. The BY Training program utilizes NCCER’s Core Curriculum: 80 hours of coursework that’s a combination of flexible classroom learning and onsite performance verifications. Students who successfully complete the program receive the NCCER Core Credential (includes training in basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging and communication skills) and OSHA 10 certification. Students in the program will be well informed of pathways for all aspects of construction and will be connected to the employers and training centers that will provide them with a pathway to a career in construction. Construction employers attend each class session and students can participate in a hiring event at the end of the program.

“Employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Laborers and helpers work in all fields of construction, and demand for these workers should mirror the level of overall construction activity” (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

On another note, when you think of any male-dominated industry, construction is probably the first job that comes to mind, however companies are looking to recruit more women to bring their skill sets into the field. Learn more about women in construction in this video.

For information on how to apply, please visit or call 317-805-1037.