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Building Futures RI

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1 Acorn Street

Providence, RI 02903

About Building Futures RI

Free pre-apprenticeship training courses in construction and other fields.

Building Futures serves low-income adults from diverse urban communities. Building Futures provides a hands-on 5-week training that covers basic skills and knowledge you will need in any trade. We do not teach you an entire construction trade. The registered apprenticeship programs we partner with in the building and construction trades are the best way for an apprentice to learn all of the skills needed in a trade. See more about the certification and training.

Building Futures evaluates an individual’s interests, skills, and employment readiness and provides in-depth information to help participants determine if they are a good match for commercial construction apprenticeships.

The 5-week training we offer is called Building Futures 200 (because it is 200 hours long). When you successfully graduate, you will receive a graduation certificate from the RI State Apprenticeship Council and from the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3). After you graduate, Building Futures works with you as you apply for registered apprenticeships in building and construction and continues to support you as you start your career.