Build Your Future with Us

Apprentices in the building trades learn skills that lead to rewarding careers- and get paid well to do it. At Building Futures we help qualified candidates get the training, support, and certifications necessary to begin a career as an apprentice in the building construction trades on large-scale project like highways, bridges, schools, and commercial projects.

Our graduates who go on to pursue an apprenticeship earn money while they learn a trade and they enjoy great pay, full benefits, a pension and paid education and training.

If a career in construction is the right fit for you, you’ll have far more than a “job.” You’ll have a career that will support a family, fill you with pride, and take you higher than you ever dreamed.

We Are Actively Seeking Women

Women who work in the trades earn great pay and benefits while enjoying a rewarding career transforming our cities and towns. Learn more about how women are building their careers in the trades.

Certifications

At Building Futures you’ll earn:

  • Aerial Lift Certification;

  • Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications;

  • OSHA 10;

  • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) and,

  • RI State Apprenticeship Council Certification.

Building Futures is the only construction pre-apprenticeship program that is certified by the State of Rhode Island.

If you choose to take our optional welding course you’ll be able to add American Welding Society Certifications to your accomplishments.

Throughout the 5-week training, you’ll also get hands-on training, technical instruction, academic tutoring including support in preparing for your apprentice exam if necessary, emergency and supportive services, career counseling, and more.

How do I get started?

We have updated our application process to protect interested applicants and their families during COVID-19. Learn more here.

  • Individualized services to help overcome employment barriers

  • Evaluation of participants’ employment readiness and whether their interests, goals and skills are a good match for the commercial construction industry

  • Hands-on basic construction training to prepare you for quality, registered apprenticeship in one of more than a dozen different skilled trades

  • Support in entering and succeeding in apprenticeships

We help build careers.

Participation in Building Futures is a long term investment in your career. Building Futures is not a job agency. We help women and men build the foundation for a career in construction that starts in a first year apprenticeship. Apprentices learn while they earn working on a construction site. Your construction employment starts when you successfully enroll as an apprentice.