The Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation Residential Construction Skills Certification validates an individual’s knowledge and skills of construction principles and practices.
The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation. Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, a professional trade association with a 4,000+ member network of builders, remodelers and subcontractors.
The certification verifies an individual possesses fundamental competencies necessary to be a productive worker on a residential construction job site. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter high-demand roles within the construction industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The entire construction and extraction industry is projected to gain 296,300 new positions between 2019 and 2029. In 2019, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $47,430, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:
The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.
Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.
iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.
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Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, a professional trade association with a 4,000+ member network of builders, remodelers and subcontractors. Over the last decade, the residential construction industry has seen a tremendous decline in skilled labor. By connecting employers with skilled laborers, we can address the workforce shortage and fill these essential positions.
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