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Contact Construction Based Trades Academy, Inc. if you have any questions about our programs and courses. Applications can also be obtained from 8555 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

We Train Individuals to Be Employable, Skilled, and Competitive

Who We Are

Here at Construction Based Trades Academy, Inc. we are driven to create: 

  •  competitive citizens in the local and/or global construction workforce
  • a rigorous and innovative workforce development instructional training course for all trainees
  • CBTA’s participants who will be career ready and equipped in 21st century needed employment skills.

Our Mission

Our goals are accomplished through continuous efforts that Create, Build, Transform, and Inspire a cadre of skilled individuals who will put into practice the following habits of success: Commitment, Collaboration, and Community.

Class is going on currently with social distancing and proper COVID-19 protocols, please feel free to complete an application!

Our Vision

It is the vision/objective of Construction Based Trades Academy Inc to have all the participants that come through its training academy become competitive applicants and be introduced to a rigorous and innovative workforce development instructional training course. We also aim to help our students become career-ready and equipped with 21st-century employable skills.

About Our Company

Construction Based Trades Academy, Inc. (CBTA) headquartered in Shaker Heights, Ohio was founded in January 2015 as a 501(c)3 organization. CBTA is governed by a 5-member board of directors that includes a variety of community members with more than 20 years of experience. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see by browsing our website.

Create, Build, Transform, and Inspire

Our Recent Work

Volunteering in our community. 

Volunteering is an important part of what we do as giving back provides additional "teachable moments"​ for everyone.

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Students talk about the benefits of training.

"Construction Based Trades Academy is everything I need.  This comprehensive training course is what I've been looking for. In all my years of education experiences this is by far the best.  The professional instructors teach at a pace that is well within my range and they will easily assist me when I need extra attention.  Their hands on aspect is thorough and exciting. The detailed on site training is the icing on the cake, it's exactly what I need to feel confident and skilled at my occupation. I love Construction Based  Trades Academy. "

Testimonial:  Paulette C. 

CBTA  participants must be 18 years old to begin the program. CBTA does not guarantee employment, rather provides access to career opportunities. Contractors should be aware that program graduates may be seeking job opportunities with access to public transportation until they acquire funds to secure a vehicle. All CBTA graduates understand that gaining transportation is a priority in order to sustain employment.

Board of Directors

Tonya Dumas, Secretary

Kevin Jackson, President

Dale Martin, Treasurer

Harold McNeal, Director

Darien M. Wilson, Director

SUPPORT: Make a tax-deductible contribution to CBTA  Inc. and invest in our future workforce. C.B.T.A.  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to Create, Build, Transform, and Inspire  a more diverse, qualified workforce while meeting the industry’s need for skilled labor. Your investment in our efforts is greatly appreciated! 

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