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Construction Work Exploration and Training Program
with 30 hours of online learning followed by an in-person hands-on lab


The JSR Construction Training Program will help participants explore and work toward a career in the construction industry. Through 30 hours of self-paced online learning and 15 hours of in-person hands-on training, students will be exposed to the potential of working in the construction industry, as well as acquire the basic knowledge and skills to become a safe, confident, and a productive member of a construction team.

The JSR training is a micro-credential available as non-credit workforce training, pre-apprenticeship hours, or Montana University System credit option. After completion of the program, students will have sufficient understanding of the construction industry, training in basic hand and power tool operation, job site safety, and construction processes and techniques required for entry level construction work, apprenticeship program entry, or further applied construction industry training.

Step 1: Online Instruction

Complete ten short online instruction video modules at your own pace, but before the in-person lab in Spring 2022 (Dates TBD). 

(approximately 30 hours online)

Topics include: 

    • Opportunities in the World of Construction
    • What to Expect your First Day on the Job
    • Common Construction Materials
    • Hand Tool Safety and Use
    • Power Tool Safety and Use
    • Rigging, Hand Signals, and Working Around Heavy Equipment
    • Marking, Measuring, and Basic Construction Math
    • Construction Drawings and Blueprint Reading
    • The Basics of Carpentry and Rough Framing
    • The Basics of Concrete in Construction 

Step 2: In-Person Hands-On Lab
Gallatin College Spring 2022 Dates coming soon! 

Attend the Gallatin College MSU Job Site Ready in-person lab this coming Fall or at another Job Site Ready partner location.

(15 hours total)  Located at 705 Osterman Drive in Bozeman. You may select this lab location and dates once you have registered and completed your training modules


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Program Cost: $750

Includes online instruction, in-person lab workshop, and a 20-piece tool set to utilize and take to your future jobsite. Scholarship opportunities and early registration rates available; contact us to inquire. 



NOTE: This is a state-wide grant program with registration through University of Montana and instruction through Gallatin College MSU

  • Click the registration button below.
  • Select the Add to Cart button and follow the instructions through checkout.
  • Within five business days, you will receive login information. The subject line of the email will be: “University of Montana Online Course Access.” Please note that payment must be received before the login information will be sent to you.
  • Upon completion of the online portion at a 70% or higher pass rate, learners will be given the opportunity to register for the Gallatin College on-site lab or the next state-wide onsite training that best suits your time or location needs.

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Questions? Email or call 406-994-5536