Developing Our Workforce Through Mortenson’s First Ever Apprenticeship Program
Apprenticeship program

At our core, we are builders. And we are pushing the limits of what has been done before. Diligently committed to developing our workforce and creating successful paths towards rewarding career opportunities in the construction industry, we are thrilled to announce that Mortenson Phoenix has completed the company’s first ever NCCER Apprenticeship Class, focused on developing our carpenter workforce in the Phoenix Metro Area. This marks the culmination of two years of research, analysis, approvals, planning and ultimately execution, held in our Phoenix Equipment Facility. 

“This platform, and the foundational work put into this program to date, could lead to even bigger growth opportunities in the future, as we continue to solve for workforce development and engagement,” said Ryan Poropat, Field Operations Manager.

The inaugural cohort consisted of four skilled craft team members including Sergio Pacheco, Daniel Rodriguez, Zachary Shockey, and Alonso Sarinana Villa. Integral to the success of this program was the commitment and focus of leaders from our Phoenix and Denver business, including a handful of certified trainers in our Phoenix office. 

NCCER Core Curriculum for our Industrial Carpenter Apprenticeship included a variety of lessons focused on safety, building a career in this industry and an introduction to a variety of skillsets necessary to be successful on the jobsite. 

Participants went through 60 hours of classroom and field training, completed the Core Curriculum, and OSHA 10, also passing a handful of required tests as well. Through this effort, Mortenson Phoenix became a NCCER Accredited Training and Testing Center.

Craft means more at Mortenson – and we are eager to continue developing our local workforce.