Help prepare students for high-demand, well-paid career paths through CORE PLUS Construction.


New to Core Plus Construction?
Join our new teacher training!

August 14, 2024 (8:30am – 12:00pm)
Location: ZOOM

This training is designed for teachers who are new to Core Plus Construction (CPC).

Building administrators and CTE Directors are highly encouraged to attend if your school is implementing CPC for the first time.

Content: We will overview the Core Plus Construction program of study, new instructional materials, resources on Canvas, implementation best practices, and more.

This is a virtual training, login instructions, and additional details will be provided in early August.

Back-to-School Training
(Returning teachers)

September, 2024 (3:30pm – 5:30pm)
Location: ZOOM

We hope to see all our Core Plus Construction teachers, administrators and CTE Directors at this virtual training as we kick off the new school year! Please join us for information on the new Core Plus Construction instructional materials, navigating Canvas, best practices, and more. 

The CORE PLUS Construction program is a 1080-hour program developed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Education Foundation and supported by the Washington State construction industry. The program prepares high school students for high demand jobs.

CORE PLUS Construction offers students access to high school credit options in science, mathematics, and English language arts. The course framework will contribute to the menu of 45 state course equivalencies that local districts may offer.  

CORE PLUS Construction gives students a clear advantage when applying for entry level construction jobs, apprenticeships, and certificate and degree programs in fields such as construction management, occupational health and safety, and sustainable building technologies.

This gift to the State of Washington from the construction industry ensures all schools, regardless of size or funding, can offer their students a quality construction program of study.

CORE PLUS Construction is an OSPI certificate-based study program.

The two-year curriculum adopted in the 2020-21 school year is a gift to Washington State from the construction industry and ensures all high schools, regardless of size or funding, can offer their students a quality construction program of study. 

The CORE PLUS Construction certificate competency defines the skills students have developed through the program. High school students learn by hands-on projects and, depending on their district, they can earn math, science, English language arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and elective credits.

CORE PLUS Construction curriculum opens career opportunities to students through hands-on projects and partnerships with local companies. This program helps students develop communication, problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills that can be carried from the classroom directly into any workspace. Through this course, students work with multiple teachers and community partner programs to prepare for a variety of opportunities that can be taken to college, trade schools, or even directly into the workforce.

Interested in more resources?

CORE PLUS curriculum information can be found in the Resources section.

Gain industry supported training and professional development for educators.

The CORE PLUS Construction program provides high quality no-cost, curriculum packages that include professional development for  instructors.

The curriculum covers a range of concepts that include: materials science, construction math, estimation, proposal writing, project management, lean construction principles, hand and power tool usage, print reading, basic building skills and knowledge and career readiness tools.

While building scaled projects as part of a team, students develop foundational knowledge and skills, such as safety, hand, and power tool usage, construction print reading and measurement.

Students are prepared for success after high school in pathways of their choice.

After successful completion, students earn the Core Plus Construction certificate.

Core Plus Construction prepares students for the next phase of their career development. 

Students learn real-world skills that give them a clear advantage in pursuing:

  • Entry level positions
  • Apprenticeships
  • Post-secondary certificates
  • Community and technical colleges
  • Military service
  • Four-year university degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates