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    The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to provide interactive, hands-on experiences to students in The Behrouz and Christiane Rassekh Foundation TradeWorks Academy Learning Facilities at Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson High Schools! Open to freshmen and sophomores, this pathway prepares students with hands-on learning to enter a registered apprenticeship program after graduation. Students can choose between five in-demand trade occupations to study, earning an industry-recognized credential from OSHA10 at no cost. Students can build upon their learning as juniors and seniors in the TradeWorks at Iowa Western pathway. 

     Female student working with electricity Male student with hard hat Student in Welding Lab Female student working with Electrical Components Student working with lumber Student working on a wheel

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    The Cornhusker Chapter of ABC sponsors the Pre-Apprenticeship Program at CB TradeWorks Academy and Certifies to prepare students from TJHS and ALHS to enter a Registered Apprenticeship program after graduation.  
    The Cornhusker Chapter of ABC Certifies the TradeWorks facilities at Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson High Schools as Accredited Education and Training Facilities
    NCCER Certification Granted to the Council Bluffs Community School District TradeWorks Academy
    The National Center for Construction Education and Research was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry.  Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program  which has evolved into curricula and assessments for more than 70 trades areas.  This professional certificate is offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.
    NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires.