Our Programs

Moore Community House Women in Construction offers the following classes and programs. All classes are free to eligible participants.

WOMEN IN TRADES 101

  • 2 Weeks

  • Monday - Thursday

  • Day and Night Classes Offered

  • Heavy Equipment Certifications*

  • OSHA 10hr Construction Completion Card

  • Transportation / Work Gear Stipend

  • Case Management Services

  • Supportive Services

* Certifications Vary by Individual Class

GENERAL INDUSTRY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP

  • 7 Weeks

  • Monday - Thursday

  • Day and Night Classes Offered

  • NCCER Core Curriculum (National Center for Construction Education & Research)

  • OSHA 10hr General Industry Completion Card

  • WinC 320hr Curriculum Pre-Apprenticeship Completion Certificate

  • Transportation/Work Gear Stipend
  • Childcare / Caregiving Assistance for eligible participants

  • Case Management Services

  • Supportive Services


ADVANCED LEADERSHIP

  • Schedule Varies by Class

  • Graduates of the General Industry Pre-Apprenticeship class may be invited to participate in Advanced Leadership classes offered by Women in Construction or other authorized training providers.  Trainings vary by class. 

  • If you are a graduate and believe that you qualify, please contact our office at (228) 207-5265 to learn more, or visit the graduates Facebook page.

STRENGTHENING WORKING FAMILIES INITIATIVE (SWFI)

  • A US Department of Labor grant, SWFI aims to help working families get the skills and support they need to find better paying jobs.

  • To be eligible for SWFI, you must be a custodial parent who:

    • Is 17 years of age or older

    • Has one or more children 13 years old or younger, or at least one child with a disability or developmental delay that is older than 13

    • Is eligible to work in the US

  • Custodial parents include married, divorced or single parents with full or partial custody; an actively parenting stepparent; foster parents; and legal guardians or grandparents with custody.

  • SWFI-eligible participants can take our Women in Trades 101 or the General Industry Pre-Apprenticeship classes. SWFI-eligible graduates of WinC may be able to take certain Advanced Leadership courses.

  • To apply, please register for an Information Session online, or contact Marion Vincent, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, at marion.winc@moorecommunityhouse.org or 228-297-8219.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Are the trades right for me?

 

They could be! Trade jobs are great jobs, for men and women. Come in to meet us, and learn more about the program. You'll have a chance to talk with graduates and staff about whether this is a good fit for you.

How much do trade jobs pay?

Many trade jobs start at $20 an hour.

I would love to take a class, but am not sure how I will balance work, training and family.

We can assist with the child care needs of working mothers. Come talk to us, and let's see how we can make it work for you.

How do you apply?

There is a three-step process to apply.

1. Register for an Information Session & Work Evaluation online

2. Attend an Info Session & Work Evaluation. These are be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm, and every 3rd Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm.
3. Complete an Assessment. Workforce and case management assessment are held on Fridays, as needed.

Where are you located?

Our training center is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. Out-of-area residents are welcome to apply (we have had many students move here for our program!) but we do not offer housing and our transportation assistance is limited. You must have a reliable way to attend classes during the class period. Please contact us if you have questions about transportation or housing.

Do I have to pay to get in? Do I get paid during the class?

There is no charge to apply or to take the class. With available funding, we are able to provide a small stipend for child care and transportation to and from class.

When is your next training?

Please contact us to find out when our upcoming classes will begin.

How do I find out more?

Attend an information session to learn more about the program - register for an upcoming information session here.

 
 
 
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