AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is offering free National Center for Construction Education and Research Core curriculum classes.

The NCCER core is the prerequisite to all other level 1 trade curriculum. Course modules include basic safety, construction math and drawings, power tools, basic rigging, communication, employability skills, material handling, fasteners and adhesives. Upon completion of each module, students sit for the exam, which are nationally recognized certifications and are included in the course.

Students can attend in person NCCER Core Boot Camp 80 hours at CMCC from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or they may attend Zoom sessions starting Oct. 24 for a total of 90 hours, two nights a week (no Fridays) usually 5 to 7:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 7 p.m.

More information and links to register for the program are available at

This training joins several other free trainings offered at CMCC, including, CompTIA Security+ and Network+ trainings, behavioral health professional, basic life support, certified pharmacy technician, computer support and information specialists, as well as the upcoming welding academy and general carpentry.

Programs are funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program and Maine Quality Centers. Participants are eligible for one training and must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, GED, or HiSet, and be a U.S. citizen and/or authorized to work in the U.S.

Criminal background check and COVID-19 vaccination records will be required. Additionally, candidates in the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program-funded programs must be a dislocated, unemployed, or underemployed worker, or someone whose job has been adversely affected by COVID-19. Underemployed can be considered as working part-time but looking for full-time work or working in an occupation below one’s skill set.

For more information or to register, contact Central Maine Community College’s Center for Workforce and Professional Development at [email protected] or 207-755-5280.

Central Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer. For more information visit or contact Human Resources at (207) 755-5396.

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