Take the next step to building your future. Attend an orientation for our next construction pre-apprenticeship class: Tuesday, 4/11 at 2:00 pm; Wednesday, 4/12 at 4:30 pm; Thursday, 4/13 at 10 am.

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Skilled Tradespeople Needed

Construction is one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing industries. As a skilled tradesperson, your expertise will be in high demand.

Labor Market Projections, 2018-2028

  • 23,900 positions will need to be filled

  • Projected 10.9% growth

  • Open positions include new jobs & positions created by exits and transfers

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Download Your Rhode Island Construction Career Guide

Building and construction is a fast-paced industry with big rewards, including excellent pay, health, and retirement benefits.

Download the construction career guide to help you explore careers 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, university, hospitals, and more.

Building Futures’ Apprenticeship Readiness Programs


Building Futures administers the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) for Rhode Island schools

√ Designed by the North American Building Trades Unions to prepare young people

√ National certification, recognized by building trades union apprenticeship programs nationwide

To learn how to bring the MC3 to your school, contact Kasey Johnson, kjohnson@bfri.org

Building Green Futures

Building Green Futures is an apprenticeship readiness program for young adults

  • Build work skills
  • Learn about careers in construction and environmental industries
  • Make a lasting impacting in our cities through service learning

Participants must be 18+ with a HS diploma or GED

Contact Evan Evan Rosin-Pritchard, erosin-pritchard@bfri.org, for more info

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

Our nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship program:

  • 5-week hands-on training
  • Comprehensive social service support
  • Outstanding placement track record

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What do the different trades do?

In large-scale building & construction, different trades work together to build highways and bridges and large buildings like schools, universities, and commercial projects. Each of those trades need to train new workers through high-quality, Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Registered Apprenticeship is:

Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council members offer outstanding Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

Registered Apprenticeship Programs include:

RIBCTC Members: