Overview & Mission

The MRM School of Construction will connect students with local and lucrative construction jobs that are currently in high demand around eastern North Carolina. Throughout the program students will be introduced to the construction industry, trained in how to become successful in this field of work, and given opportunities to network with local construction companies. The mission of the program is to provide real-world construction knowledge that can help students explore and immediately begin a career in construction. The MRM School of Construction aims to connect each successful student with a paid apprenticeship at a local construction company by the end of the semester-long program.

What Students Can Expect

  • Explore local construction careers, demand, and opportunities.
  • Receive real-world instruction on how to become successful in the local construction industry.
  • Network with local construction companies and business owners.
  • Get connected with a paid apprenticeship by the end of the semester.


Students will receive straightforward, quality instruction from Ray Macleod, owner of MRM Construction. Ray is a local, reputable business owner and licensed residential and commercial contractor with over 20 years of experience. He started MRM from scratch and has built it into what it is today. Additionally, Ray has a vast wealth of experience and knowledge and has pretty much been a straight A student in the gifted programs from high school, to his BS is Biology, to his Masters in Science Education, and his training to gain a certificate in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Ray is passionate about developing quality construction professionals for eastern North Carolina.

Dates & Cost

Classes will meet at the Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce each Thursday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm beginning on Thursday, September 8th and ending Thursday, December 15th, 2022. The cost for the semester is $1200.00.
1099 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540.

How to Apply

Complete an online application. Space is limited.


Please contact MRM Construction at 888-505-0216 ext 0 or by email mrmconstruction.builders@gmail.com. If you can't decide if this is for you and want to meet with Ray personally, then schedule a one on one consultation with him.