Is Building Futures Right For You?

Looking for an alternative to a four-year college degree?  Have you considered a career in commercial construction?  Work in the construction industry is not for everyone, but if you:

  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Like working with your hands
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Then a career as a skilled tradesperson might be right for you and Building Futures can help you make that decision and get you to where you want to be!

Are you a WOMAN interested in a career in commercial construction?  If so, click for more information.  Questions: call 401-919-5919.

2018 Program Orientation Schedule

  •  You must attend one orientation to enroll in Building Futures.
  •  All orientations will be held at Building Futures:
    One Acorn Street, Providence, RI 02903
Orientation Schedule:
May 2018:
  • Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 23 at 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at 2:00 PM
September 2018:
  • Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, September 12 at 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 PM
January 2019:
  • Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, January 9 at 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM


A Little About Building Futures

Building Futures, begun in the spring of 2007, has a two-fold mission: to help the Rhode Island commercial construction industry meet its current and future needs for a well trained workforce, and to create career opportunities for low-income, residents in urban communities through established apprenticeship programs.

In our program role, Building Futures helps prepare low-income urban Rhode Islanders for successful careers in the building trades.

We assess the work readiness of our applicants, provide training and other forms of services and supports to help address barriers to employment, and assist successful graduates in gaining a career through employment as registered apprentices.

As a change agent impacting policy and practices, Building Futures works with public officials, stakeholders from across the construction industry and community-based organizations on multiple issues. Our goal is to increase access to entry-level apprentice positions in high quality training programs to ensure Rhode Island is growing the skilled construction workforce needed for tomorrow.

“Building Futures is about creating a promising career path to excellent paying jobs with good benefits. Building Futures is not just about giving people a trade. It’s about giving people hope and opportunity.”

Congressman David Cicilline