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Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (ARPs)

PREPARING FOR THE BUILDING TRADES

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) sponsors comprehensive apprenticeship readiness programs (ARPs) throughout the U.S. These programs provide a gateway for local residents – focusing on women, people of color, and transitioning veterans – to gain access to Building Trades’ registered apprenticeship programs. ARPs are administered by state and local Building Trades Councils and they teach NABTU’s nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3).

APPRENTICESHIP READINESS GOALS:

Increase the number of candidates for apprenticeships across all trades; to increase the diversity of apprenticeship candidates by recruiting women, communities of color and veterans.

Increase the retention rate among apprentices by providing them with a deeper understanding of both the industry and the role of trade unions in construction.

Bringing Construction Trades Classes Back to the Schools

Certified by a number of State Education Departments, NABTU’s MC3 is bringing true construction education back into high schools. NABTU knows the importance of introducing, connecting and engaging young people early to harness a lifetime dedication to our trades.

WE INTRODUCE: NABTU’s MC3 introduces students to the different building trades and teaches them the skills necessary to successfully apply for a registered apprenticeship, debt-free education.

WE CONNECT: NABTU’s MC3 connects two high-quality education systems: America’s secondary schools and the Building Trades registered apprenticeship programs.

WE ENGAGE: NABTU’s MC3 engages students with industry and labor leaders through state-of-the-art curriculum.

Trades for Tomorrow: NABTU's Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)

Building Trades ARPs teach the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), a standardized, comprehensive, 120-hour construction course designed to help young people and transitioning adults choose and succeed in apprenticeship programs that are appropriate for them.

The MC3 curriculum is taught face-to-face, but it is delivered via NABTU’s Online Learning Management System.

MC3 CURRICULUM CHAPTERS:

  • Construction Industry and Trades Orientation
  • Tools and Materials
  • Construction Health and Safety
    (including OSHA 10 and CPR)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Basic Math for Construction
  • Heritage of the American Worker
  • Diversity in the Construction Industry
  • Green Construction
  • Financial Literacy

SCHOOL COUNSELOR & TEACHER RESOURCES

NABTU’s world-class apprenticeship and training system provides eager students with an opportunity to earn a competitive salary and benefits. Participants receive state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, industry-sanctioned training from the construction industry’s highest trained instructors and leave with invaluable skills to set your students up for success. With the concept of “Earn-while-you-learn,” your students earn money while receiving college credit towards their degree.

 

 

Pathways Within the Building Trades

EXPLORE FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

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INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR APPRENTICESHIP WITH NABTU?

Fill out the form below and we will contact you with information about apprenticeship and training opportunities with the trades. For more information regarding each trade and what they do, click here.

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