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646 Mariposa St., Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 303.893.1500 Fax: 303.893.0630

In 1986 several Colorado construction trade association experienced difficulty in facilitating craft training because of the limited numbers of interested students from individual associations. In the same year, the associations held collective meetings to discuss the creation of a joint training effort that would provide one resource of consistent open-shop training in Colorado.

These associations strongly believed that the critical need for construction training could best be served by combining the strength of all organizations while conserving administrative and overhead costs. The association wrote bylaws, formed a board of directors and created a tax exempt 501c(3) non-profit corporation, “The Construction Industry Training Council (CITC).”

Each sponsoring member contributed $500.00 in seed money to begin this endeavor. The goal was to start classes by September 1988 in the carpentry, commercial electrical, plumbing pipefitting and sheet metal crafts. Until 2002, CITC conducted classes at local colleges.

CITC canapyIn the fall of 2002, CITC moved into its own training facility. Over 130 local construction companies and suppliers worked on this building project. Many of these companies donated materials, labor or equipment to build one of the country’s premier craft training facilities. Others helped finance the new facility though cash donations and the purchase of promissory notes.

Today CITC is sponsored by the following four trade association Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute (RMMI), and the Sheet Metal Contractors Coalition (SMCC)

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a proven method to effectively train craft and journey workers. Our students become highly skilled through the classes and labs. this training allows for professional growth and higher paying opportunities. All students may earn college credits by successfully completing the coursework.

CITC is an accredited sponsor of the National Center for construction Education and Research. We are also registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training (OAT, formerly know at BAT.)

2013 graduates

The 2013 CITC Graduates

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Apprenticeship classes offered in: 

  • Bricklaying (additional information coming soon)
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal


Spring Semester begins January 6, 2014

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