Build Your Future with Us.

Building and Construction is a fast-paced industry with big rewards, including excellent pay, health, and retirement benefits. At Building Futures we help qualified candidates get the training, support, and certifications to launch a career as a Registered Apprentice in Rhode Island’s Building and Construction Trades— professions that build our large-scale construction projects like highways and bridges, large commercial office and residential projects, universities, hospitals, and more.

Our graduates 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.

Women in the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades:

Women who pursue careers in building and construction find satisfying careers that reward hard work with equal pay at every level. Learn more from women who graduated Building Futures and have launched their careers.

Our Pre-Apprenticeship:

Our nationally recognized comprehensive 5-week training provides hands-on learning designed to give you a foundation no matter what trade you choose. Hands-on training is supported by classroom learning designed to get folks industry-ready.

Participants receive customized support during the training, through placement in a Registered Apprenticeship, and throughout their careers.


At Building Futures you’ll earn:

  • Aerial Lift Certification

  • Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications

  • OSHA 10

  • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)

  • RI State Apprenticeship Council Certification

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

We offer graduates an elective welding course with an opportunity to earn American Welding Society Certifications.

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.

We offer participants:

  • Individualized services to overcome employment barriers

  • Evaluation of if career goals are a good fit for a career in construction

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

Our goal is placement in a Registered Apprenticeship— we support graduates at every step of the way in applying for, entering, and succeeding in a Registered Apprenticeship.

We help build careers.

Participation in Building Futures is a long term investment in your career. 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 with one of the trades.

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