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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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,

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,, 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:

Construction Career Pathways

Meet Our Graduates

“As a laborer, we are the first ones on the job and the last to leave, so we are always working and we get to see the whole project through start to finish. Being a Laborer now for 8 years, it has changed my life.”

-Andre Isom, Journeyworker Laborer, Local 271, BF Pre-Apprenticeship Grad

“It’s an honest living. There are things that I can pass down to my children’s real skills. I meet people in the field who help my house from falling down. If it was not for building Futures I would have not been able to get into the industry.  The trades are a real option for women out there.  I wish that more people knew that this was an option for them”

-Darche Hood, Insulators Local 6, BF Pre-Apprenticeship Grad


Building Futures is one of those places that really cares about what they do. It’s more than just a class. You come in for five weeks, but then after that, they still want to help you and want the best for you. They’ll call to check in, see what you might need in order to help you along in your application process. It’s clear through the whole program and beyond that they really want every single person to succeed and they’re going to do their best to make sure that happens.

-Zoe Estrin-Grele, BF Pre-Apprenticeship Grad, Currently applying to Registered Apprenticeship Programs


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