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:
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
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.