Estimated Time: Two Building Seasons, Generally from May to October.
Or 24 months of on the job site training and 100 hours of continuing education
Starting pay at $20hr
Prerequisites: Participants applying for the Foreman Certification must have completed our Journeyman program, or have 4 years experience in building. One or more years in natural building, and at least one year in conventional building or more. The applicant will need to pass a comprehensive test and provide references. If the applicant completed a similar program somewhere else they will need to have received similar experience in the skill set mentioned in our journeyman program. If they have not completed these skill sets, or fail the comprehensive test, they will be required to complete our journeyman program. This may be done in a shorter time frame, depending on the applicant, and their skill level. The minimum will be 6 months.
Description: Once accepted into the Foreman Certification program the the participant will continue to develop the skills needed to master the craft of building a structure to completion. They will continue to work with the foundation crew, the carpenters, the plumber, the electrician, the plaster crew, the roofer’s, and the Master Natural Builders. The participant will be given more responsibilities and will be expected to perform all tasks quickly, professionally, and accurately. The participants in this certification will need to master finishes, including trim, cabinets, window installation, finish plumbing, and finish electrical. They will need to begin mastering the art of plastering and natural finishes. They will be given more responsibilities, and will need to demonstrate that they can run a crew efficiently and manage their own job site successfully. At the completion of this certification there will be a written test, an oral exam, a presentation, and the participant must have completed one project from beginning to end. After receiving the certification as a Foreman, the graduate should expect to receive a pay rate between $25 to $30 an hour, depending on how self sufficient they are.
Accommodations and Food: Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodations and food during their stay in the program. Their may be camping available on the land where we are building, but this is case by case, and totally dependent on the clients.
Other Prerequisites: 18 years of age, in good health, with health insurance. Have money for food and extra spending. Be able to pass a drug test. Be willing to refrain from drug use and drink alcohol while at work. Disposition: The participants interested in joining the company should be people who are spiritual, love yoga and meditation, have high energy, love to work hard, be able to stay upbeat, happy, and energetic during long work days. They should be organized and willing to go the extra mile with a smile. Students should be able to get up early and work late. They need to be the kind of person who can follow instruction and are willing to think outside the box. Ideal applicants are early to work, return back to work on time after breaks, do not mind staying late to get the job done, and are willing to start early to prepare for the day. The student should be the kind of person who doesn’t need drugs or alcohol to relax. A person who is flexible with scheduling and able to adapt in a moment’s notice, happily. Able to let things roll off their back if plans change. Overall, a happy, healthy, person with a good attitude, that is a team player.
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