GCI COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the ongoing pandemic emergency, all GCI evening classes will remain virtual through the remainder of this 2020-2021 school year.
GCI WEBSITE UPDATE

New Online Registration Format
January/February Training Class Registrations Available Now!
See course listings below or click here.

GCI has updated our website and simplified the course registration process. With this recent update, registration will require contact information be entered before choosing a class to register for. If there are any questions regarding this new format, please contact:
Allison Jackson, allison@gwgci.org
New Class Alert!
100-Hour Refrigeration Contractor Course

This March 2021, GCI will be offering an additional
100-Hour Refrigeration Contractor course.

ABC Member Price: $1,618.00 // Not-Yet-A-Member Price: $1,907.00

Course Description
This new course is designed to prepare Refrigeration Technicians to sit for the Refrigeration Contractor Exam. The curriculum is based on text book “Refrigeration License Examinations” by Peterson’s Publishing along with ASHARE 15 & 34 as well as 528 CMR 9:00, 522 CMR 528 2:00, 3:00 and 11:00, supplanted by Mass General Laws referenced in the CMR’s.  
Reminder: The new website format has changed the way we will register for GCI courses going forward. The registration page will first ask you to fill in your contact information, then will require you to select your course of choice.
On-location Courses

Sheet Metal Prep for Exam

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 8AM-12PM

Fall Protection

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 8AM-12PM

OSHA-30 Hour

Fridays, January 22, 29, February 5 & 12, 2021 - 8AM-4PM

Pipefitter Prep for Exam

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 8AM-12PM

Hazwoper 8-Hour Refresher

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 8AM-4PM

Crew Leader

Monday-Thursday, February 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2021 - 5PM-8PM
Reminder: The new website format has changed the way we will register for GCI courses going forward. The registration page will first ask you to fill in your contact information, then will require you to select your course of choice.
Online Courses

MA Virtual Hot Work Safety Certification
Earn your MA Hot Work Safety Certification with this virtual course from Gould Construction Institute.

Goals of Training – As a result of taking this class, participants will be able to
  • Understand the principles of Hot Work.
  • Explain the types of activities that are classified as Hot Work.
  • Explain how to keep a Hot Work site safe.
Intro to Construction
This 6 lesson construction training program teaches a range of topics to prepare workers for different fields in the construction industry. Beginning with trades safety this program covers liner and distance measurement; fractions, percentages, proportions, and angles; common hand tools; and power cutting tools.
Career Readiness Bootcamp
Career Readiness Bootcamp consists of 10 lessons and is focused on helping you sharpen nine soft skills employers value. This program is designed to keep you moving forward with fun and engaging curriculum.

Key skills covered:
• Integrity
• Professionalism
• Respect
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Planning & Organizing
• Decision Making & Problem Solving
• Customer Focus
• Working with Tools & Technology
Blueprint Reading
The Blueprint Reading programs teach learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this 14 lesson program include:
• Introduction to Print Reading
• Print-Reading Symbols & Abbreviations
• Dimensioning & Tolerancing
• Print Reading Applications
• Building Drawings
• Electronic Drawings
• Hydraulic & Pneumatic Drawings
• Piping: Drawings, Materials & Parts
• Welding Symbols
• Sheet Metal Basics
• Sketching
• Elements of Print Reading
• Reading Shop Prints
• Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
• Electrical Blueprint Reading
Online career development training classes are still available through our partnerships with:
  • Penn Foster: Resources can be found HERE
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology: Resources can be found HERE

ABC is offering construction industry related webinars weekly. ABC's event calendar can be found HERE

If there is a particular training that you are interested in providing your employees, please contact:
Jeff Cournoyer, Education Coordinator- jeff@gwgci.org
We will work with our partners to see if we can provide online training program options to help keep your employees engaged and learning while social distancing.
REFER A TEACHER, GET $300!
 
 GCI is searching for more teachers to add to our team for the current and upcoming GCI school year! Do you or someone you know have a Journeyman or Master License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?
Contact the GCI Office to find out more about this opportunity to make some  
extra cash while giving back to your trade!

Teaching experience is a plus, but not required. We will provide the necessary training and resources to help you succeed as a GCI Teacher.

Never considered being a teacher before? That's okay!
Let us give you a run down on how GCI operates and supports our teachers. Once you hear the details of teaching, we bet you will overcome any doubts you may have previously had.

We are looking for instructors in the following trades:

Electrical

HVAC

Pipefitting
 
   Sprinkler-Fitting
 
 Sheet Metal

Contact Mike Maloney, Instructor Liaison Director for more info:
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GCI Staff 
 
GCI Staff will be working remotely from home until further notice.
All staff members can be contacted via the emails provided below.
 
 
Julie Kelliher-DeStefano, President - julie@gwgci.org
 
Diane Craven, Education Director - diane@gwgci.org
 
Michael Maloney, Instructor Liaison Director - mike@gwgci.org
 
Allison Jackson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator - allison@gwgci.org
 
Jeffrey Cournoyer, Education Coordinator - jeff@gwgci.org
 
Crystal Reddick, Finance Manager - crystal@gwgci.org 

Heather Bik, Apprentice Coordinator - heather@gwgci.org
 
 
Please visit gwgci.org often for all up-to-date information regarding classes with Gould Construction Institute.
 
 
Resources and more information on staying healthy can be found here: