The Willmott Dixon 4Life Academy is housed in a 14,000 square foot office complex at Electric Avenue in Aston.
The contractor currently employs 1,000 people in the Midlands and is responsible for the long-term repairs and maintenance of 60,000 properties for Birmingham City Council.
Willmott Dixon Group Chief Executive Rick Willmott said: “The academy shows our serious commitment to supporting construction skills at perhaps one of the toughest periods ever for our industry.
“It also underlines that training is at the heart of Willmott Dixon; we invest over £1.5 million a year in equipping our people with the knowledge and know-how to succeed and it’s important we also invest in facilities to support skills in local communities.”
People attending the 4Life Academy will be able to access courses that include technical trade skills, emerging technologies, health and safety, supervisor skills and energy efficiency, as well as employability skills such as IT and CV writing.