Take your first step to a career in the construction industry with Cornerstone Construction Training. The 20-day training program equips you to understand the basics of construction and be prepared to enter the workforce construction-ready.  

Get Hands-On Training & Industry Certifications

The program incorporates job readiness, OSHA 10 training, hands-on training, and completion of the NCCER Core Curriculum.

Expand Your Network

Graduates of the program are supported in connecting to employers for a variety of entry-level construction jobs.

No Cost to You

Cornerstone Construction Training is offered at no cost to qualified individuals.



18 years or older


Stable housing


Committed to being drug-free


Physically fit


Pass academic evaluation


Driver's License (or ability to attain license)


Cornerstone Construction Training is an on-site training program at CityLink Center. CityLink partners with people seeking to improve their lives by helping them further their education, find employment, and better manage their finances. To take those big steps, clients in the Cornerstone Construction Training program must be 18 years of age or older with a reliable place to stay (not homeless), mentally stable, committed to being drug-free, physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs, at a 6th grade math and reading level, and have a driver's license or the ability to attain a license. 





Fill out this form or give CityLink a call.

Fill out this form or give CityLink Center a call at (513)-357-2000. We’ll ask a few questions to make sure you are eligible for the Construction Training. 


Let’s Get to Know Each Other

Next, you’ll receive a link to fill out a Sign-Up form, which should take roughly 20 minutes to complete. In it, you will watch a short overview video on CityLink, fill out some information about yourself, and schedule your first appointment with us!


Meet with your Service Coordinator. 

Next, meet with your CityLink Service Coordinator who will be your guide. Together, you’ll evaluate the Construction Training program, register for an academic assessment, and enroll in the program.


Complete an academic evaluation. 

The TABE test is a simple evaluation to assess reading and math skills. Your score will not keep you from enrolling in the program. It will be used to better tailor the course curriculum to your needs.  

step 1

Fill out the form or give us a call.

step 2

Fill out the sign-up form

step 3

Meet with your Service Coordinator. 

step 4

Take the academic evaluation.

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Are you looking for your next hire?

The Cincinnati economy and the construction industry is booming. Opportunity for construction contractors has never been brighter–but the lack of skilled workers presents a short-and long-term challenge, especially coupled with the low unemployment rate. Cornerstone Construction engages and trains individuals who are interested in being your next employee. 


Hire Cornerstone Construction graduates.
Unlike other new applicants, our graduates have already started their pathway:
  • Passed drug test

  • Have, or are able to obtain, valid driver’s license and reliable form of transportation

  • Have documentation to legally work in the United States of America

  • Have OSHA-10 Certification

  • Have demonstrated accountability and responsibility

  • Attended and graduated from our 4-week program

  • Have completed the NCCER Core Curriculum

  • Have committed to a career in construction

How you can get involved:

  • Speak to the class about your field and types of employment

  • Host a group of trainees for a Field Trip to one of your job sites

  • Meet, interview and hire our students that are a fit for your particular needs

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Cornerstone Construction benefits from the expertise and experience of construction workers. Passing your knowledge on to the next generation builds confidence and capabilities; advancing our entire community. If you are interested in supporting Cornerstone Construction Training with your time and talent, learn more here.




CityLink's services like the Cornerstone Construction Training program is able to offer a hand-up to clients at no-cost due to the generosity of our community. A one-time or recurring donation helps ensure capacity to continue training individuals looking for a new beginning.




'Program made possible through the generosity of Spirit of Construction, Scripps Howard Foundation, and The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation. 




For any general questions, please call:

513-357-2000 or email us at 



800 Bank Street

Cincinnati, OH 45214