Dr. Vicki Berling
Director of Professional Development
The HBA of Northern Kentucky’s Enzweiler Apprentice Training Program is the longest running and one of the largest post-secondary apprenticeship training programs under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders in the country. The Program began in 1967 and continues to provide a well-trained workforce for the local construction industry. Many of the Association's successful businesses are owned and operated by graduates of the Program. Classes in Carpentry, Electricity and Heating and A/C, Plumbing, Masonry, and Welding are taught by professional trades’ people each September through April. Students are in class two nights per week for three hours each night.
Enrollment for September 2018-19 classes is now OPEN - Apply now to reserve your space - Class sizes ARE limited
The carpentry curriculum was completely revised in 2016 and is updated yearly. The two year curriculum meets the needs and desires of today’s employers. Students are trained in rough, finish, and specialty areas of the trade. The Carpentry Program is taught 100% hands on and at times in conjunction with other non-profit organizations in Northern Kentucky to provide our students with actual time in the field to better learn their trade.
The Electric Program is approved by the State of Kentucky Office of Housing, Building, and Construction Electrical Section as a pre-approved licensing education program. Graduates of the four year program (576 hours) are able to test for their Electricians License after completing 8,000 hours (four years) of field work, instead of the more than six years that are required. The electric curriculum is designed to prepare students for the ICC Electricians exam for the State of Kentucky and to learn skills that set our students apart from other apprentices!
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
The two year HVAC Program is designed to prepare students to work as field technicians and installers. The curriculum has been revised in 2014 to satisfy today’s workforce needs, as well as to prepare students for the ICC Journeyman Technicians Exam. This is a hands-on program along with as focusing on key components of theory necessary for the test. Students are trained on a variety of brands of furnace and air conditioning units. HVAC is the fastest growing trade in America!
This 2 year (312 hour) curriculum works to prepare the candidate for testing at the state level. We are excited to see this very high demand trade as part of our curriculum! Courses are taught hands-on and with a focus on Kentucky Plumbing Code and hands on training in a variety of scenarios both in and out of our facility.
Welding is a one year program that is built to assist students in adding Welding to their list of skills as well as apply for a Kentucky State Welding License. Students meet twice a week in a 100% hands on course, taught by a highly expereienced tradesman and in a top level welding facility.