BuildingWorks is the New York City District Council of Carpenters pre-apprenticeship training that prepares individuals from underserved communities for success as union carpenters. Ideally, BuildingWorks graduates begin the carpenters apprenticeship securing an attractive benefit package and earning potential. The program has been operating since 1995 and has maintained an 80% success rate.
The free training includes technical coursework preparing candidates for a union apprenticeship. The training is conducted on site at the Carpenters Training Center. Students have access to the same state-of-the-art facility and instructional staff as apprentices and journeypersons. During the training, students gain experience from classes in four main categories: career guidance, introduction to apprenticeship, worker health & safety, and environmental worker training.
Candidates for BuildingWorks Pre-Apprenticeship Training must:
Class of Winter 2019
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Successful candidates for BuildingWorks must have a strong interest in pursuing a career as a union carpenter. They must be able to demonstrate, through personal experience, the ability to commit to projects and the likelihood of completing the 4-year carpenter apprenticeship.
BuildingWorks is ideal for those who: