Construction Ready at Build Cobb is a four-week, boot camp-style training program designed for residents of Cobb County.
Since September 2015, Construction Ready at Build Cobb has placed more than 230 graduates into full-time, living wage careers with construction companies throughout metro Atlanta. Our graduation and placement rates consistently exceed 90%. Our retention rate at 90 days is 89% and our retention rate at one year is 70%.
Located at 3110 Sports Avenue SE in Smyrna, Construction Ready at Build Cobb is nationally accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Construction Ready is a partnership of CEFGA and HB NEXT. Funding for this program is provided by Cobb Works and Construction Companies.
EMPLOYERS: While enrollment is limited to residents of Cobb County, employer participation is open. To date, more than 170 construction companies from across metro Atlanta have hired Construction Ready graduates. To get involved, click here, then click the Employer Sign-Up box.
“As a representative of McKenney’s working with Construction Ready for two years now, we have had the opportunity to hire six full-time employees; we have retained five of them. McKenney’s has not only gained these very valuable employees, we also have recognized the dedication and innovation that the Construction Ready Program has offered to the industry. To have a single source supplier of employees who have a basic level of construction understanding is almost unheard of in the current market.”
Dave Tzimenatos, Field Operations Supervisor, McKenney’s