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CFCC to offer second annual construction academy

CFCC is hosting its second annual construction academy this summer. (Port City Daily/file photo)

WILMINGTON —Cape Fear Community College has announced its second annual construction academy designed to provide participants with the knowledge and experience needed to begin a rewarding career in the construction industry.

The Construction Academy is an intensive eight-week course running from June 10 to July 31, 2024. Classes are held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The academy costs $260, which includes the registration fee, the required textbook and access to all materials and equipment.

The program is open to anyone 16 years and older who wants to pursue a career in construction. No prior experience or educational background is required.

CFCC is partnering with Carolinas AGC to offer a scholarship to all students who meet attendance requirements. Students will be awarded a total of $1,050 each. This includes the $750 scholarship and reimbursement for registration and books. CFCC has also partnered with the North Carolina Community College System to facilitate this program.

“We are excited to offer the construction academy for a second year in a row,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “This is a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about the construction industry to explore various topics and gain insight into the field. As our community continues to grow, the job opportunities within this career path grow.”

During the academy, students will learn about various topics, including OSHA 10, basic safety, introduction to construction, math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling. In addition, students will be able to shadow professionals from Balfour Beatty, Carmichael Construction Company, Monteith Construction Corporation and Paragon Building Corporation.

Interested individuals can learn more about the Construction Academy or register to begin classes at

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