Absolute Advantage Job Training


Absolute Advantage will Fast Track your Construction Career!

Are you a recent graduate, unemployed or underemployed and interested in entering the construction industry?

Each Spring and Fall SDC offers Absolute Advantage, a 9-week training course for income-eligible applicants that teaches everything one needs to know in order to enter the workforce as a skilled general laborer. Upon graduation and completion of testing for Absolute Advantage you will have national Core Craft certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Our April 2017 class is full. Please check back for upcoming courses and registration!

Students will also learn about pursing careers, beyond general laborer, in carpentry, concrete finishing, electrical, HVAC, insulator, electronic systems technician, construction craft laborer, heavy equipment operator, plumbing, roofing, sprinkler fitting and/or steam fitting.

The  9-week training program includes:

  • Basic and OSHA Construction Safety*
  • Introduction to Construction math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools*
  • Introduction to Power Tools*
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings*
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging*
  • Basic Communication Skills*
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling*
  • Career Enhancement Skills
    *Modules require performance testing in addition to passing written exams.

Classes take place at SDC (1730 W. North Avenue). You will need to complete online registration.

If you are interested in learning about Absolute Advantage or being contacted for the next session, please email your interest to training4u@cr-sdc.org or call 414.906.2711.

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Meet Our Instructors and Team

Absolute Advanted Core Lesson Plans


You must be 18 years of age or older and a high school diploma or equivalency is preferred.


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SDC does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a
person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

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