North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The city of Fayetteville’s economic and community development department is launching a general contractor’s license prep program.
A partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College, the program will provide participants with comprehensive training and test preparation for the NC General Contractors licensing exam.
The program will be held at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business Hub, 1073 Murchison Rd., on Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be an interest meeting for those interested in joining this cohort on tonight (Jan. 10) at 5:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business Hub. To pre-register for the interest meeting and to learn more about the program, please visit FayettevilleNC.gov/GCLP.
The city hopes this free program will increase participation in government contracting and create employment.
It includes two full days of classroom training covering essential areas such as building, construction and industrial training, blueprint reading, construction, carpentry, residential building codes, residential and commercial planning, and construction safety.
The city will cover program-related expenses including supplies, materials, testing fees, legal fees, and credit assistance.
Participants are required to take the NC General Contractor licensing exam within 45 days of completing the test preparation and commit to retaining or creating at least one full-time equivalent job, available to a low- to moderate-income person within one year. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the participant reimbursing all program-related expenses.