Apprenticeship in Construction
The construction industry has developed the most comprehensive and expansive system of apprenticeship programs in the United States. For many decades, construction companies and labor organizations have directly invested in apprenticeships as a proven workforce development model for recruiting, developing, and retaining highly-productive employees for construction jobs requiring precision and safety.
This page offers tools, program examples, and other resources that can be used to help expand apprenticeship in the construction sector.
General Information and Outreach Resources
- NABTU Apprenticeship Training and Education Portal
- Construction Apprenticeship: The “Other Four-Year Degree”
- Helmets to Hardhats
- Minnesota's ConstructionCareers.org
- Skilled Trades - Solutions for Industry (U.S. Department of Labor)
Examples of Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Construction
- NABTU Apprenticeship Readiness Programs
- Pre-apprenticeship Trades Rotation Program for Women
- The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc.
- Cypress Mandela, Inc. Training Center
- Flintridge Center Apprenticeship Preparation Program
- Human Capital Development Corp.,Inc. Training Program
- Northern California Construction Training
- Elements for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Apprentices (NABTU)
- Pre-Apprenticeship: Pathways for Women into High-Wage Careers
- Chicago Women in Trades’ National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment
- Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. Pathways to Success Program
- Tradeswomen, Inc.
- West Virginia Women Work Construction Pre-apprenticeship
- Women & Apprenticeship – A Winning Partnership Flyer
- Why Not a Women Flyer
Additional Resources for Construction Workforce Development