Career Technical Training

In addition to academic training, Iroquois Job Corps provides career technical training in several career pathways.


Construction Career Training Areas

Brick Masonry

Student smoothing freshly-poured concrete

This career is taught by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen which develops training and education programs for the trowel careers. Work in the trowel trades is a combination of both physical and mental activity. Skills are developed first in tool use and placing masonry materials efficiently with quality workmanship.

Student installing stone cladding to a wall Student laying bricks with a trowel

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Student hammering a nail into a railing

This career is taught by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Hands-on instruction takes place to provide the best possible training in entry-level carpentry jobs. Fundamental hand and power tool use, essential construction procedures, mathematics, work ethics, and blueprint reading are among some of the skills that are taught.

Student cutting a board with a circular saw Student cutting a board with a table saw

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HBI Job Corps training uses a hands-on approach that combines technical and employability skills with core academics.  Student employee trade skills are put into practice with contractors on community service projects. HBI pre-apprentice electrical programs teach skills and techniques employers are looking for in entry-level electricians. Skills include: installing circuit panels, installing electrical conduit and wiring for homes and commercial sites, cabling, installing switches, receptacles and lighting fixtures, systems testing and repair, and using green building techniques to reduce resources and conserve energy.

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Three students standing on ladders while painting a ceiling

This career, taught by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, teaches skills in health and safety, tools and equipment use, surface preparation, blueprint reading, and various paint applications and coatings.

Smiling student holding a paintbrush A student painting a ceiling with a paint roller

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Medical Career Training Areas

Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)

Two students checking medical specimens with a microscope

The Clinical Medical Assistant career area includes Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and Medical Assistant. Employment of medical assistants and health care technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2015. The fastest growth in the field is expected in independent medical labs, nursing care facilities, and outpatient care centers. Student employees are prepared for certification through the National Healthcareer Association.

Student practicing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a medical mannequin Smiling student using a stethoscope

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Student checking a patient's blood pressure

Student employees in this career area of study care for the physical comfort needs of their patients. Student employees are educated about personal hygiene, bathing, maintaining patient units, changing beds, cleaning equipment, checking vital signs, assisting with nutritional needs, and collecting specimens. Student employees receive both classroom and clinical training in preparation for the State of New York Certification.

Student moving an elderly patient with a wheelchair Student tending to a medical mannequin's foot

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Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA)

Two students viewing a folder in a medical records room

The Medical Administrative Assistant career program is designed to prepare student employees to perform administrative functions commonly found in a variety of medical settings. This career area offers Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Medical Billing and Coding certifications. The training is aligned with industry skill certifications from the National Healthcareer Association and the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators.

Several students using telephones in a classroom Smiling student sitting at a computer

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