The first class in every BY Roads class is the introduction and orientation to the program. During this session, students will learn about the components of the class, receive an introduction to highway construction careers, and learn about the additional services and partners involved in the class Students will be required to provide proof of identity and complete mandatory registration paperwork.
The backbone of BY Roads is NCCER training and certification. NCCER is a nationally-recognized provider of construction certification, with over 7 million NCCER card holders throughout the U.S. Throughout this 11 week program, students will receive nearly 120 hours of modularized construction training. Students will receive instruction and certification in the following modules:
Students receive 10 hours of construction safety training during class, leading to an OSHA-10 certification.
Thoughout class, students may have the opportunity to start working in paid positions with BY Roads employer partners. These positions will provide students with the opportunity to work in the field and directly apply the learning from class on-the-job.
In addition to the modular exams, NCCER requires students to successfully complete in-person performance profiles for a number of the modules. These performance profiles require students to physically demonstrate their learning, rather than simply relying upon written test for certifications. These performance profiles must be conducted by NCCER-certified instructors in an in-person setting.
As students complete their certifications, ICRF will organize job fairs for graduates to interview with construction employers with open positions in highway and roads construction. ICRF's goal is to see 100% of BY Roads graduates receive at least one job offer during the hiring fair, at jobs ranging between $16-$24/hr.
In order to enroll in BY Online, prospective students must meet the following eligibility requirements: