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COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS FOR CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION & CAREER ADVANCEMENT

The mission of Build Smart Institute™ is to educate and train individuals to become career-ready and advance within construction industry occupations. With a combination of virtual learning, classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory skill practice, Build Smart Institute will train you, test you, and give you the tools to be successful.

With Build Smart Institute™, YOU will stand out from the crowd.

Testimonials

"Before I came to Build Smart Institute, I had never really considered a job in the trades. I was working at a job where I wasn't happy, and no career advancement was likely. Build Smart Institute's Core Fundamentals program provided an introduction to the trades and related safety practices, and some experience with hand and power tools. As valuable as that education was, it was only the start of many opportunities for networking, volunteering, seeing other students succeed, and exploring a career at Southern Air, Inc."
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- Levi Weddle, Fundamentals of Construction Graduate, 
Full-Time Employee of Southern Air, Inc.
"My biggest takeaway from the Build Smart program is how comprehensive and thorough it was. I would say the Build Smart program is set apart from other programs or college courses because not only are the teachers masters at construction, but they also care about the students and love what they do. The advice I would give to new students coming into the program is you have made the right decision. This is the best place to learn construction because they actually make sure that you have learned the skills. Build Smart is a wonderful place if someone wants to learn."
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- Allen Harris, Fundamentals of Construction Graduate
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Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Ideal for Middle School Students, High School Students, Adult Learners, & Apprenticeship Training.

Students Will Learn:
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Basic Construction Materials
  • Basic Safety (including OSHA 10 Certification)
  • Construction Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • & More!
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Career Preparation

Career Preparation

Designed for Apprenticeship Participants, Recent High School Graduates, Displaced Workers & Career Opportunity Seekers.

Classes May Include:
  • DOLI Apprentice Classroom Hours
  • Technical Trade-Specific Training
  • Building Assembly Training
  • Safety Training
  • & More!
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Career Advancement

Career Advancement

Perfect for Construction Professionals, Established Tradesmen, Project Managers & Project Seekers.

Programs Can Include:
  • Introduction to Lean Construction
  • Superintendent Training
  • Project Management Training
  • Mentor Training
  • & More!

Career Exploration

Ideal for Middle School Students, High School Students & Apprenticeship Training.

Students Will Learn:
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Basic Construction Materials
  • Basic Safety (including OSHA 10 Certification)
  • Construction Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • & More!

Career Preparation

Designed for Apprecenticeship Participants, Recent High School Graduates, Displaced Workers & Career Opportunity Seekers.

Classes May Include:
  • DOLI Apprentice Classroom Hours
  • Technical Trade-Specific Training
  • Building Assembly Training
  • Safety Training
  • & More!

Career Advancement

Perfect for Construction Professionals, Established Tradesmen, Project Managers & Project Seekers.

Programs Can Include:
  • Lean Management
  • Superintendent Training
  • Project Management Training
  • Mentor Training
  • & More!

BuildSmartVirtual Portal 

An online learning portal provided by Build Smart Institute™, BuildSmartVirtual.com was created to support construction training. Classroom sessions aren’t always an option. With a virtual learning approach, BuildSmartVirtual can be utilized as a stand-alone knowledge competency instructional program or a hybridized approach with blended virtual and classroom learning. BuildSmartVirtual provides hybrid learning for the 21st Century student.
Learning Tracks for Students to Monitor Progress
Training Videos for Construction Industry Relevant Topics
Knowledge Quizzes to Validate Subject Competency
Competency Badges to Keep Students Motivated
Construction Industry Safety Training
Online Training for a Variety of Construction Tools
Learn Plumbing, Electric, and Framing Basics
Optional In-Person, Hands-On Training at Build Smart Institute™ Available
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Through an innovative collaboration with Build Smart Institute, Ferrum College will offer a new Associates Degree and certificate program starting this fall. Dynamic online courses will pave the way for certifications in Construction Site Management, Construction Project Management, Construction Small Business Management, and Sustainable Construction through a transformative learning experience.

Students will begin a journey that refines professional skills and accrues valuable college credits, with an industry-focused education.

Stay tuned for enrollment details!

At Build Smart Institute, we are committed to empowering your professional growth and shaping a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow.

Courses

Build Smart Institute™ offers :
Core Fundamentals Construction, which includes:
  • Safety & PPE Module
  • Tape Measure Module
  • Marking Module
  • Hand Tools Module
  • Construction Materials Module
  • Power Tools Module
  • Power Saws Module
  • Levels and Squaring Module
Additional courses, include:
  • Introduction to Plumbing
  • Introduction to Electrical
  • Introduction to Framing
  • Customizable Program combining requested modules
  • Apprentice Training (DOLI certified program)
  • Train the Mentor (Apprentice Mentorship Training)
  • Lean Management
  • Project Management
  • Superintendent Training
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Core Fundamentals Construction

This comprehensive course offers participants a variety of valuable modules, including:
  • Safety & PPE Module
  • Tape Measure Module
  • Marking Module
  • Hand Tools Module
  • Construction Materials Module
  • Power Tools Module
  • Power Saws Module
  • Levels and Squaring Module

Additional Courses Available

Students and professionals can also choose from a wide range of other courses, including:
  • Introduction to Plumbing
  • Introduction to Electrical
  • Introduction to Framing
  • Customizable Program combining requested modules
  • Apprentice Training (DOLI certified program)
  • Train the Mentor (Apprentice Mentorship Training)
  • Introduction to Lean Construction
  • Project Management
  • Superintendent Training

Which Class Do You Want to Join?

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Endorsements, Affiliates and Accreditations

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    HBI - Home Builders Institute

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    NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

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    NCCER - National Center for Construction Education and Research

  • DOLI logo

    DOLI - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

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    VCW - Virginia Career Works

Endorsements, Affiliates and Accreditations

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HBI - Home Builders Institute

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NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

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NCCER - National Center for Construction Education and Research

DOLI logo

DOLI - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

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VCW - Virginia Career Works

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HBI - Home Builders Institute

nahb logo

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NCCER LOGO text

NCCER - National Center for Construction Education and Research

DOLI logo

DOLI - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

virginia career workers logo

VCW - Virginia Career Works

hbi-logo

HBI - Home Builders Institute

nahb logo

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NCCER LOGO text

NCCER - National Center for Construction Education and Research

DOLI logo

DOLI - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

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VCW - Virginia Career Works

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