Absolute Advantage

Absolute Advantage

Are you interested in entering the construction industry, receiving certification, and being prepared to find a great paying new job? If so, register now to learn more about SDC’s Absolute Advantage Pre-Apprenticeship Class.

Absolute Advantage is a 12-week pre-apprenticeship course for income-eligible applicants. Students gain valuable knowledge in residential construction, deconstruction, demolition, environmental services and everything you need to know to enter the workforce as a pre-apprentice. Students gain hands-on experience through opportunities created by SDC’s partnership with Ezekiel Community Development Corporation.

Complete the inquiry form below to get started with Absolute Advantage.


Our program provides an introductory path to careers in:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Weatherization
  • General Laborer
  • Plumbing
  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials
    (Lead, Asbestos, and Mold)
  • HVAC
  • Deconstruction
  • Demolition

Upon completion of Absolute Advantage, students receive national certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), OSHA 10 Construction Safety, Lead Abatement Certification (additional eligibility requirements) and a Completion Certificate of a Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program from Wisconsin Apprenticeship Systems.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school diploma/ equivalency or open to obtain.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Availability and willingness to participate.


 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. 

Yes, I want to be on the fast track to a construction career!


Hear from recent SDC Absolute Advantage graduates as they detail their journey through the program.

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CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or ljones@cr-sdc.org.. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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