Bridge to Construction Trades Programs
Would you like to learn trade skills and become a weatherization technician? Or how about a union carpenter or laborer? The goal of our Construction Trades Programs is to increase participation of historically underrepresented people in the building trades by helping you enter apprenticeship and achieve journey-level status within the unions.
What do I learn?
You receive both on-the job training and classroom instruction in a trade such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall repair, or maintenance and repair. At the end of one our programs, you’ll have accumulated 400–600 hours of training.
The Weatherization program cultivates your technical skills, opens doors to opportunities, and increases diversity within labor unions. It also creates a strong pipeline of skilled young workers just like you who will hold jobs within the trades.
Our staff coordinates all training and program activities, including career development, technical skills training, and case management. We offer additional support services, including stipends, childcare, transportation, tools and work clothes.
To qualify for our Bridge to Construction Trades Programs, you must:
- Be 18 years old by enrollment.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Have a photo ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card.
- Be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by graduation.
- Be part of a historically hard-to-serve population:
- Previously incarcerated
- Low income
- Unemployed for at least two years