Construction Internship and Training
Construction Internship and Training
Building foundations: This program offers a training plan consisting of following blueprints to layout foundations, build forms for footings, concrete slabs and stub walls (2-3 meters high depending on the building specs).
The primary training consists of pouring concrete and using different sized metal to reinforce depending on the weight to be placed on the concrete. Each job will take approximately 2-3 months to complete and then they move to another job site to start a new project.
This could be close by or many states away. Participants will live in decent hotels (no cost to participant) many of which have free continental breakfast and possibly a pool and fitness room. This is a good program to see different parts of the USA, but it fairly physically demanding.
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Wood agricultural construction: This program involves the 2nd part of the building where the participants poured the foundations. After the foundation crew leaves, the woodworking crew comes to put up the walls (interior and exterior), put the roofing on, install inside walkways, finishing work, etc. This takes about 3-4 months depending on the size of the building. When finished, they move to another job site. Same housing conditions as the foundation builders.
Fixing foundations: This program primarily involves working with existing foundations in need of repair. This could involve water-proofing leaking basements and/or crawl spaces, fixing walls which are leaning in, installing piering to lift and stabilize sagging foundation floors and walls, spraying outside walls with a mixture to solidify the wall, lifting sagging concrete, etc. Many of these jobs take from 3-5 days to complete so they are working at a new job site very often. Housing is in a furnished apartment (4 participants in a 2 bedroom is normal) although at times they the job site may require leaving and staying in a hotel for a few nights per week (no charge to participant). Almost always home during weekends.
Millwright & metal building: This host specializes in metal building. This could be millwright (the conveyer belts and transport systems to grain bins; welding skills are a plus), building grain bins, large farm machinery buildings and large metal warehouse buildings used for storage or for retail/commercial. Similar housing to the foundation repair host. Participants may be home each night or may be gone for up to 10-12 days at a time before returning to their apartment. While gone, housing is provided (similar hotels as above). Participants must be good at heights up to 30-50 meters high. Welding experience is preferred.
Millwright: This host strictly builds the grain transport systems used to get grain into steel grain bins. Welding experience is REQUIRED. Participants must be good at heights up to 30-50 meters high. Most jobs are off-site where they leave Monday morning and return Friday afternoon. Housing is in an apartment and hotels as above.
Grain Bin Building: These hosts build steel grain bins for storage. Sizes can range from small to very large. Most placements are seasonal – April to November. Housing is provided and most often they are home each night, although there may be an occasional off-site job where a hotel room is provided as above.
Basically, it comes down to what do they want to learn to build? Due to safety concerns, a good understanding of English is required along with a good construction background. Typical trainee/intern experience/education is required. Construction, Civil Engineering and other similar degrees seem to work best. Due to little or NO family interaction and living on their own, the primary ages are 21-28 but this can vary (generally, the older the applicant is, the harder it is to justify their need of training). Due to the physically demanding and lifting (20-25 kg) and housing, males are only accepted at this time.
Participants are provided with a general orientation session, strong safety instruction and cultural activities. Participants must be interviewed by myself AND a host representative before acceptance to judge experience level, English and to help decide which host is best suited to what they want to learn.
In order to be considered for applying in Construction Training Program USA, candidates should:
- Be full-time students in Universities Department of Construction
- Be between 18 – 28 years old
- Be able to speak intermediary English
- Have passport that is valid for at least 6 more months from the date the visa is received (Preferably, the passport should be valid until December 2016).
- Have enough funds to cover expenses of the program.
If you are not sure if you fulfill the requirements, please contact us by clicking the “Contact Us” link. You can also write us an email at [email protected] , call us at +386 49 238 047: +377 45 484 017 or visit us in our office Street “Eqrem Qabej “ nr 106 Prishtina 10000, Kosovo.
In order to be eligible for the Training Program, you must bring the following documents at Global Work and Training Agency office:
- Proof of Student Status
- Transcript or certificate of grades
- Proof of English language knowledge (not obligatory, but preferred )
- A copy of passport
- 2 passport photos
- Resume or CV in English language
- Filled out the application form (PDF format)
- Other documents that you think can help you in the visa process such as real estate under your name, parents job contracts, proof of any other income, such as rental income from an apartment or shop, etc.
Global Work and Training Agency will be offering a job with accommodation which will be offered and organized by our sponsor from the USA. Global Work and Training Agency (GWTA will help you in arranging all the necessary documentation that you will need.
The program includes:
- J-1 working visa sponsorship (including DS form)
- 12 months of medical insurance
- Job placement
- Help with documentation
- Transportation from US airports to the companies
- Accommodation provided (in some cases should be paid)
- Interview preparation
- Complete orientation
- Student Program Handbook
- Program administration and supervision
- 24-hour emergency assistance in the US