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Nashville's Construction Readiness Partnership

The Nashville Construction Readiness Partnership (NCRP) is a collaborative initiative of Mayor Megan Barry to assist citizens of Nashville in jump-starting their construction industry career.

This initiative was created to ensure the citizens of Nashville have the access and skills needed to engage in Nashville's vibrant construction industry. The NCRP will develop and implement strategies that match employers with skilled Davidson County employees, and provide training opportunities for residents seeking to enter the industry for the first time.

The 6-week construction-training program is for a Davidson County resident that has no open or pending charges against them and no previous record of sexual offenses, is in good physical condition and has, or will be able to obtain, a valid Driver’s License and a dependable mode of transportation. Experienced instructors will help individuals learn various construction skills including: basic safety, introduction to power tools, introduction to blueprints and much more.

Job Seekers

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Why participate: NCRP classes model a real job site. This provides participants with valuable hands-on experience. Focusing on accountability, skills mastery and mathematics, they will leave the program ready for entry-level work on any construction site with a certificate of the skills that they have earned.

How to apply: Davidson County residents 18 years of age or older that are interested in enrolling in the NCRP construction training should visit the American Job Center.

  • Call: 615-253-8920
  • Davidson Location: American Job Center, 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37228

Informative Flyer on the Nashville Construction Readiness Partnership

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Employers

Employers can access interested candidates by creating an employer profile on www.jobs4tn.gov

Virtual OneStop (Jobs4TN) Quick Reference Guide for Employers

Employers can use the web-based platform to enter job opportunities and search the database for Davidson County residents who have the required skills by the employer.

The system is utilized throughout the state and is accessible to anyone, anywhere with an internet connection.

Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC) is a Metro Agency operating in partnership with the American Job Center. NCAC is currently working with employers, community agencies, training providers, and Nashville’s job seekers to connect through the NCRP. NCAC is a central point of contact for employers looking to fill construction positions.

Community engagement and support is critical to ensuring that citizens in every neighborhood and district in Davidson County have access and the opportunity to connect with the Partnership. NCAC along with several local, nonprofit agencies form the Nashville Workforce Network. The Network has over 80 nonprofits, 46 government entities, 14 education providers and 29 employers connected as members. Companies interested in leveraging this network to employ construction workers should contact Nashville Career Advancement Center.

  • Call: (TREAT Unit) TN Registered Employer Assistance Team 855-747-1719
  • Visit: American Job Center, 665 Mainstream Dr., Nashville, TN 37243

NCRP Success Stories

Nasshville Construction Readiness Partnership Graduate, Lorrie

Lorrie

Lorrie came through the Martha O’Bryan Center’s Jobs Plus Program with the goal to acquire a job in the construction industry. After completing our Job Readiness Program and our Digital Literacy Program, Lorrie heard about the Nashville Career Advancement Center's Construction Readiness Program.

The Nashville Construction Readiness Partnership was created to ensure that the citizens of Nashville have the access and skills needed to engage in Nashville's vibrant construction industry. The program develops and implements strategies that match employers with skilled Davidson County employees, and provide training opportunities for residents seeking to enter the construction industry for the first time.

After graduating from the program, on December 9, 2016, Lorrie quickly hit the ground running with her job search and found a full time job as a Groundskeeper / Maintenance Tech at the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency in Nashville, TN.