Things You Should Do!

When an employer (our member companies) are looking for new employees, they have the opportunity to review our list of “pool applicants.”  Those applicants with the highest score will be first on the list to be reviewed and possibly selected for an interview by an employer, after your application is scored and placed on the ranked list, click here to contact the Training Registrar to see where you rank.  The outcome may lead you to consider if you want to do additional things to get a higher score so you move up the list.

Your application will be scored based upon your education, work experience, and if you have demonstrated construction training.  To improve your score, the first thing you should do is to seek the guidance and advice of the Training Registrar.  They will be glad to advise you on things that will improve your score and move you up in the ranking.

For example, you may be considering enrolling in the Construction Academy, which will definitely improve your score.  But if there are a couple of apprentices that have been laid off that are ahead of you in the pool, so that investment to enroll in the Construction Academy might not be as helpful as you would like to move you up in the ranking.  You would only learn this by seeking the advice of the Training Registrar. 

Another example, math is important in construction.  So if you scored poorly or even average on the math test, an investment to improve your math skills would be a wise decision.  By asking questions of the Training Registrar, you can learn how a better math score might affect your ranking.

So, applicants who desire to improve their scores may do so by taking additional training. Such as completing the Construction Academy, take a First Aid/CPR/AED course, a 10 hour OSHA course or retake the math test after brushing up on it.  Talk to the Training Registrar.  They are a good source of ideas and can suggest approaches you might take to improve your ranking.  You must submit documented evidence of such additional training and make a request to have your application re-evaluated and re-scored.  There is no additional fee to have your application re-evaluated and re-scored.  Good luck!

For more information, email the Training Registrar:  [email protected]

or call

In Lincoln 402-477-4451

In Omaha 402-344-4258


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