Building Pathways - Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Building Pathways Connecticut is an apprenticeship readiness program designed to promote women and minorities into the Building Trades. Candidates are carefully screened for interest in (and appropriateness for) a construction career and then are provided with a seven-week union-led training program that encompasses the multiple skill sets required of increasingly technical building and construction crafts. The program also introduces participants to the realities and expectations of multiple trades so each participant can choose a path that meshes with her interests and abilities. The concept is that a program designed and led by experienced union leaders and apprenticeship instructors is optimally-suited for preparing enrollees for successful entry into and completion of a multi-year registered apprenticeship in their chosen craft.

Announcement of the Building Pathways Summer 2017 Program:

The John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency and the Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council are pleased to announce that their Building Pathways CT program (a program to provide apprenticeship readiness skills to women interested in entering the Building Trades) is accepting applications for candidates for their Summer 2017 program. Class sessions run seven weeks long and are completely free to the student. Session start at 7:00 a.m. and run to 3:30 p.m. daily. Significant homework is also required.

Students will received exposure to the skills needed to apply for an apprenticeship position in the trade of their choice. Assistance, mentoring, and coaching will also be provided to participants in the program. Successful program participants will have priority access to the union apprenticeship training system and will be trained by various apprenticeship instructors.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years old by July 9th, 2017;
  • Have a CT driver’s license;
  • Be physically able to do the work, and
  • Be drug free.

Important materials:
Building Pathways Application

Frequently Asked Questions
Building Pathways Flyer

For more information on the Building Pathways program, please email [email protected] or call 860-258-6640.