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Foundation Training Center

The SACC Foundation opened a training center at 317 Lemmon Hall Lane in Salisbury, MD in October of 2010. Pre-Apprenticeship training will be offered to provide skills and employment opportunities for individuals currently unemployed and employees of local companies interested in improving the skills of their workforce. The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is finalizing plans to start their pre-apprenticeship Training Program on January 17, 2011. The first set of classes will be for Drywall and Painting. 

We have been approved by the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance, the State of Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the State of Maryland Higher Education Commission to conduct training for Drywall, HVAC, and Painting utilizing curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) for pre-apprenticeship training. The first year of apprenticeship training materials for each skill will be utilized and nationally recognized NCCER Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the course requirements. All of our instructors have been certified by NCCER.

All first year apprenticeship training programs contain the Core Curriculum, which is a total of 72.5 hours and covers the following: 

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Blueprints
  • Basic Employability skills 

HVAC: Course would be a total of 175 hours (72.5 hours of Core Curriculum and 102.5 hours of HVAC) 

Painting: Course would be a total of 152.5 hours (72.5 hours of Core Curriculum and 80 hours of Painting) 

Drywall: Course would be a total of 147 hours (72.5 hours of Core Curriculum and 74.5 hours of Drywall).

We have also been authorized to conduct Floor Care Training utilizing curriculum developed by the Cleaning Management Institute. All participants who successfully complete the course requirements (classroom, written examination, and hands on) will be issued a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion by the Cleaning Management Institute. All of our instructors have been certified by the Cleaning Management Institute.

For additional information please contact Joe Giordano, Workforce Development Coordinator 

The Foundation would like to thank Brad Wright, Store Manager of Sherwin-Williams Paint Store on Mt Hermon Road and Dan Silverman Store Manager of Home Depot for their generous donation of materials and tools for our training programs. We would also like to thank Ron Alessi of Alessi Properties for the donation of materials and labor to construct workbenches for our hands-on-work center. 

The Foundation is still accepting donations of hand tools, power tools, and equipment for use in both of the training classes. We are also looking for a used refrigerator, a dry erase board, and seminar type tables and chairs. For more information contact Joe Giordano at (410) 860 6664.


Contact Us

PO Box 1
Salisbury, MD 21803

Fax: 410.860.9925

Email:
[email protected]


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