Apprenticeships in Western Massachusetts
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For Massachusetts residents, the skilled trades can offer rewarding career paths, and the future is brighter because the Massachusetts Building Trades Council is committed to running the best apprenticeship programs in America. The MBTC offers students a broad rante of opportunities to learn a skilled trade both at work and in the classroom, and, from the start, to earn significantly more than minimum wage.
The Massachusetts Building Trades Construction apprenticeship programs were created and continue to fulfill an economic need for a highly skilled, competitive and productive work force. Our apprenticeship programs serve thousands of individuals who reflect the Commonwealth's varied demographics. We take great pride in serving racially-mixed women and men from a cross-section of socioeconomic backgrounds, some of whom are physically challenged, non-English speaking, and all with at least a high school diploma or GED certificate.
The principle of inclusion serves as a motivating force to ensure that women and men of all colors, creeds and abilities will make up a truly competitive 21st century workforce. The infusion of special populations into a construction apprenticeship program has great reciprocal value because it has the added salutary effect of changing the countenance of the local union.
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY WORKS PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
BRICKLAYERS’ and ALLIED CRAFTWORERS LOCAL #1
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION #257
PLUMBERS AND PIPE FITTERS LOCAL UNION #104
CARPENTERS LOCAL UNION #108
SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION #63
ELECTRICIANS LOCAL UNION #7
ROOFERS LOCAL UNION #248
OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL UNION #98
LABORER’S LOCAL UNION #596