BuildStrong Academy of Colorado

BuildStrong Academy provides hands-on learning and job placement for adults who want to enter the construction industry. Want to enroll? Call today! 303-775-5968

We are an industry-driven training organization providing hands-on education, innovation and collaboration. If you’re ready to get to work, we help build proud, meaningful careers. If you want to hire the best, we help build a talent-rich workforce. Our hands-on training by industry experts helps students to be market-ready. Our courses for youth and adults are based on what the industry demands a

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πŸ› οΈ Attention aspiring builders!πŸ’ͺ The moment you've been waiting for has arrived! We're excited to unveil our upcoming construction skills program (bootcamp). Join us for an intensive 6-week journey, Monday through Thursday.

In the mornings, dive into BCA49, scheduled from April 29th to June 6th, running from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. Afternoons are reserved for BCA50, set from May 20th to June 27th, running from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Evenings will host BC64, scheduled from June 3rd to July 11th, running from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Plus, both morning and afternoon sessions include the opportunity to earn your OSHA-10 certification in class!

This comprehensive program is meticulously designed to furnish you with the indispensable skills and knowledge vital for launching your career in construction. Dive into topics such as essential safety procedures, construction mathematics, blueprint analysis, and more!

Don't let this chance to ignite your career in construction slip away. Reserve your spot in the program now! Apply online at ! πŸ’»πŸ“š


In order give as much notice as possible, and for everyone's safety, we have decided to cancel morning classes for Monday March 25th due to the income winter weather storm and likely hazardous road conditions. Please stay home, stay safe and stay warm!


In order give as much notice as possible, and for everyone's safety, we have decided to cancel classes for Thursday March 14th, and will remain closed for Friday March 15th, due to the income winter weather storm and likely hazardous road conditions. Please stay home, stay safe and stay warm!

**UPDATE! Due to the heavy snowfall, BuildStrong offices will remain closed tomorrow, Friday March 15th, and we will reopen on Monday, March 18th!**


πŸ› οΈπŸ’ͺ Calling all future builders! You've been ask for it and the time is finally here! We're thrilled to announce our upcoming evening construction skills program (bootcamp) scheduled from March 4th to April 11th.

This comprehensive program is crafted to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to kickstart your journey in the construction field. Topics covered will include fundamental safety protocols, construction mathematics, blueprint interpretation, and more!

Classes are scheduled for Monday through Thursday evenings, running from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Additionally, we'll be launching a morning session later in March! Don't let this chance to ignite your career in construction slip away. Reserve your spot in the program now! Apply online at! πŸ’»πŸ“š


🌟 We are thrilled to receive such heartwarming feedback from one our amazing students! πŸ“š Your words inspire us and we hope can inspire others to make the leap! Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey! πŸŽ“πŸ’™

Photos from BuildStrong Academy of Colorado's post 01/23/2024

A huge thank you to the students and partners who came out last night for our second ever Alumni Group meeting! We are growing slowly, and folks have brought a lot of awesome ideas to the table to help support one another. If you’re a former student of the Academy or an employer looking to give back to the growing community of new construction workers, come join us at our next one!


❄️ Heads up, BuildStrong Academy Family! Our doors will be closed for a short break starting on Monday, December 25th, and we'll reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd. Wishing you all wonderful holidays! Stay warm and safe! β˜ƒοΈ


Start the new year with a new you! Join our upcoming Bootcamp, beginning January 8th, and get to building your foundation!

Want start earning as quickly as possible? BCA45 is a 4-week accelerated course that runs M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Learn hands on construction skill, work with instructors who have decades of experience, and get professional and personal career coaching - all for free! These classes are filling up fast, but it's not too late to register! Go to to apply today!


Today and everyday we are grateful for our amazing students, who are building the future of our construction communities! Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and joy. Stay safe, enjoy the festivities and we will see you all again soon! πŸ¦ƒπŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ


πŸ‚ Heads up, BuildStrong Academy Family! Our doors will be closed for a short break starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, and we'll reopen on Monday, November 27th. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday! πŸ› οΈβœ¨


πŸ—οΈ Calling all future builders! Act fast – these are the final bootcamps of 2023! πŸš€ Join our construction skills course, running from November 27th to December 22nd.

This fast-track program is your ticket to kickstart a construction career. Dive into basic safety procedures, construction math, blueprint reading, and more!

Classes run Monday through Friday, with morning slots from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and afternoon sessions from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Don't delay – jumpstart your construction career before 2024. Secure your spot now and avoid the January wait! Apply today at !! πŸ’ͺ


Calling all job seekers, high school seniors, parents, and school counselors! You will get the opportunity to explore over 10 construction trades and their apprenticeship opportunities, speak with current apprentices about their experiences and meet previous apprentices who have started their own businesses. Come and enjoy refreshments and giveaways. Please be sure to share this event with your network and use the following link to RSVP:


Ready to elevate your resume and acquire invaluable skills in the dynamic construction industry? πŸ’ͺ

Join us for our concrete course that will lay the foundation for your success! Over the span of just two weeks, you'll receive hands-on training in the realm of concrete, encompassing essential tools, materials, and techniques for reinforcing, forming, pouring, and finishing of this critical building material. πŸ› 

Seize the opportunity to catalyze your professional journey by enrolling in our program today! Secure your spot now by visiting:


Reveling in the success of our recent students, we're thrilled to announce another successful graduation! These exceptional students found their way to our Electrical Course, and we couldn't be more grateful. πŸ”₯

Our dedicated instructor, Joe Otumfuor, brought these talented students with him on his first Electrical Course. A big round of applause goes out to every graduate who successfully completed their journey and earned their coveted HBI certifications. We're brimming with excitement as you embark on your promising path in the world of electrical construction! πŸ’ͺ🏽


πŸ—οΈπŸ’ͺ Attention all aspiring builders! We are excited to announce our upcoming construction skills course (bootcamp) that will run from August 14th to September 8th.

This acellerated program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in the construction industry. Topics covered include basic safety procedures, construction math, blueprint reading, and more!

Classes will be held on Monday through Friday afternoons from 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
We will also be running a additional courses starting in September! Don't miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart your career in construction. Sign up now and secure your spot in the course! Apply at! πŸ’»πŸ“š


Hey Academy grads, want to earn your OSHA-10? ❗️The Academy is covering the cost!❗️

The class will run from August 3-4, 9am-3:30pm. Reach out to Kristin if you're interested! [email protected]


Hungry? Looking for a job? Swing by the Academy today, BuildStrong grads, from 4:30 - 6pm! We've got some INCREDIBLE employers here (and some hot pizza).


What do you do when the CEO shows up on-site for your first big leadership test? 😬 Jacob Perkins '18 β€” now an Assistant Supt. β€” looks back on his big moment.


This toolbag announcement is a particularly special one! Patrick came to the Academy to find his own path in the midst of a difficult time. He made it through Bootcamp and Carpentry...and now just landed a job in the field! Congratulations, Patrick - we're rooting for you! πŸ’ͺ🏽


Happy Fourth of July to our !

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th, and there won't be any classes on either Monday or Tuesday. Wishing you all a day of rest and festivity with those you love. πŸ’ͺ🏽


Time for an exciting toolbag announcement... LaRae β€” a Bootcamp and Carpentry grad β€” just landed a position at non-profit GRID Alternatives! We're stoked for her to apply the hard-earned skills she gained from BuildStrong and truly thrive in the industry. Congrats! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Put those hands together for another toolbag-job-win! 🌟 After researching available career options, Dakota determined that he wanted to forge his way in the trades. He's a hard-working, thoughtful, and intensely focused BuildStrong grad - and he's going to be an incredible addition to the team at ECI. Congrats Dakota! πŸ€™πŸ½

Photos from BuildStrong Academy of Colorado's post 06/23/2023

We are honored and thrilled to announce that BuildStrong Academy of Colorado just won a significant grant from the state of Colorado! πŸ’ͺ🏽🌟 These funds will go directly to reaching more students and changing lives through construction workforce training. πŸ†

We are so proud of the work that Operations Manager Allison Stepnitz, our Executive Director Amy Schwartz, our partners, and the rest of our have put in to earn this!

Many thanks to Governor Polis, Colorado OEDIT, and the Opportunity Now Colorado Grant Program team for believing in our mission and coming alongside us as we serve our community!

Opportunity Now Colorado is Colorado’s $85 million grant program, catalyzing transformative change for Colorado's workforce.


More good news! Hunter - a recent Bootcamp grad - just landed a position with our friends at ECI. This is his second week on the job, and he's thrilled to be entering the electrical trade! πŸ”₯ Congrats, Hunter!


After 4 years at the Academy, Instructor John Kio is riding off into the sunset for a new season of life. Thanks to all the amazing alums who wrote and shared how John's impacted your lives. And what a final class! Congrats to CARP 12.


🚨 Toolbag alert! 🚨 Aldo just finished up Bootcamp and won a position with the Premier Group. He's a dynamic, hardworking, and innovative guy β€” and is going to go far with the new carpentry skills he's gaining!

Congrats, Aldo!


Hey BuildStrong Family,

Some bittersweet news to share β€” John Kio is retiring from the Academy! John's taught hundreds of students and made an impact on all of our lives.

We want to celebrate all of the hard work, wisdom, memories, and days in the Shop that we've shared with him!

If you want to be a part of this, take a couple of minutes and fill out the form for John:

πŸ”₯Tell a meaningful story about how he's touched your life πŸ”₯
πŸ’ͺ🏽 Send in a short video of yourself πŸ’ͺ🏽
πŸŽ‰ Write a few words to him πŸŽ‰

The team will collect these and present them as a gift to John at his retirement party next week. We need everything by Tuesday (June 6).

Questions? Reach out to at Caleb at 720-253-9597 or [email protected].

Stay strong!
~ the BuildStrong team

Photos from BuildStrong Academy of Colorado's post 06/01/2023

Join us in welcoming our 🌟 newest 🌟 instructor Joe Otumfuor and congratulating him and his students on a successful graduating Bootcamp! Joe brings extensive hands-on experience to the BuildStrong team as a US Navy Seabee veteran and a skilled electrician of over 19 years. We're stoked to have him join the ! πŸ”₯

Congrats to William, Sharief, Katelyn, Haley, Nicholas, and Allison β€” who rocked their training. A few of them immediately joined the current Concrete class, and we're excited for their journey in the trades to continue! πŸ’ͺ🏽


Ringing in another graduation for the month of May! These incredible students come from all different backgrounds and career paths, and we're grateful they discovered our Shop.

Instructor John whipped up some INCREDIBLE apple pie for the festivities. Congratulations to everyone who completed and earned their HBI certs - we're stoked for your journey in construction to begin πŸ”₯

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Our Story

Colorado Homebuilding Academy is an industry-driven training organization created to solve the construction industry’s need for skilled workers. We provide hands-on learning, job placement and mentoring for youth and adults as they build careers in construction.

Our top-notch training facilities include a construction lab where students apply classroom concepts in a real-world setting. In the lab, our instructors teach hands-on lessons and lectures that are designed by industry experts who know what it takes to succeed on the jobsite.

During training, students connect with our Employer Network through job fairs, guest lectures, and youth internships. We also offer personal career coaching for each student, even after they graduate.

We do this work because we envision a homebuilding industry comprised of a strong, talented workforce and actively-engaged employers that sustain our building community. Let’s work together to make this happen. To enroll in training or join our network of partners, visit our website at

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