- Equipment Certification
- Technical Training
- Craft Skills
- Leadership Development
- Custom Training
- Youth Programs
- About Us
The Northwest College of Construction is a privately funded, non-profit educational facility .
To promote life-long learning by delivering craft, technical, supervisory and management education to the construction industry .
Northwest College of Construction envisions a facility where:
* Workers obtain high-performance skills.
* Employers gain the skilled workers needed to compete in the construction marketplace.
* Students are offered as broad a range of course selections as possible.
* Employer associations reflecting the full-range of the industry participate.
* Participating organizations can maintain their individual identities.
* Cultural diversity is promoted.
* We reach out to economically and socially disadvantaged youth, helping them to be knowledgeable of career advancement opportunities in the construction industry.
* We work with government and private agencies or foundations to help mentor disadvantaged individuals.
* We explore opportunities with public school districts in order to leverage resources for the delivery of professional-technical education.
* We serve as the best resource for matching employers’ needs with worker aspirations.
At Northwest College of Construction, our core values include the following:
* PERFORMANCE – We believe in setting standards that encourages everyone to perform at their best thus allowing them to excel in a competitive marketplace.
* TEAMWORK – We believe that working together fosters productivity and allows students to have input in their career paths. We encourage collaboration to create new ideas.
* QUALITY – We are committed to continually improving our programs, services, and our organization as a whole.
* PARTNERSHIP – We realize the benefits of joining forces within the industry and in the business community to accomplish shared goals.
* EDUCATION – We believe in being an innovator of life-long learning processes.
At Northwest College of Construction, our culture is defined as an environment that fosters:
* Efficiency of operation and confidence in our ability to perform.
* A stable growing orientation striving for continued improvement.
* Staff and instructors that believe every student can succeed.
* A reality by employers that they are getting real value for their investment.
* A dedication to educating those willing to learn supported by staff and the industry at large.
* Educational best practices to fulfill industry needs.
* Openness to all customers we serve.
Our leadership programs give you the tools to communicate effectively, manage sub-vendors and crews, run projects, and control budgets.
Apprenticeship & Craft Development
Our craft programs teach you everything you need to know to master core trade skills and learn how to handle craft tools and equipment safely.
Safety programs save businesses lives and money! Keep your business in compliance and show your employees you care about their well being.
Assessments help employers find out if a person has the right skills needed for the job. We offer a comprehensive series of assessments for your reference.
I took the Project Management course at the Northwest College of Construction to gain a better understanding of managing and directing projects and in doing so, to help my company by filling a larger role on the job site.
This course broadened my skill base by providing in-depth training for my current job responsibilities including Estimating, Scheduling and Job Management. In addition, the course addressed areas I’m not typically involved with, such as Contract Negotiations, Bid Processing and Client Management – all of which I found to be useful tools.
The instructor, Doug Wiser, has a vast knowledge of construction management, which he has acquired from many years in the construction industry. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for advancement in their company or to improve their own management efficiency.
— Dennis Cleaver, Foreman/Superintendent, R & H Construction