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Boston Trades Assessment Center

Boston Trades Assessment Center at Roxbury Community College

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Roxbury Community College (RCC), in partnership with YouthBuild Boston (YBB), is pleased to announce the Boston Trades Assessment Center (BTAC). This Center is housed on RCC's campus and is supported through funding provided by the Starbucks Foundation. Our key industry partners include the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Skanska Construction, Suffolk Construction, and Shawmut Design and Construction.

This program has open enrollment (apply anytime!), and we will accept referrals from our partners, including the City of Boston Employment Commission. Completion of the BTAC readiness program is a prerequisite for entry into the YBB Pre-Apprentice program.

BTAC – 3 Week Introduction to Building Trades Program
The three-week Introduction to Building Trades Program is designed for18-26 year-olds interested in pursuing a career in the construction trades. During these three weeks, participants will earn OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, RRP, Signal Rigger and 2A/IC Forklift Crane certifications. Participants will be evaluated based on attendance, participation, accountability, and level of skilled learned. Instruction will be delivered on Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Applications for the next program will be accepted through June 8, 2016. The program will begin on June 13, 2016. To review the program flyer, click here. Note that we will offer this program 4-5 times each year. 

Interested in this program? Want to learn more or sign-up today? To apply, click here; or, for more information, contact Clyde Thomas at 617-445-8887, ext. 107 or Greg Mumford at 617-445-8887, ext. 102

Pre-Apprentice -9 Week Construction Methods and Materials Program
Participants who complete the three-week Building Trades Assessment and Readiness Program are eligible to take the follow-on, nine-week Construction Methods and Materials Program. The nine-week program consists of 400 hours of hands-on, onsite building with certified instructors. Participants who complete the nine-week Construction Methods and Materials Program will become Certified Pre-Apprentices with the MA Department of Workforce and Labor Standards. Program graduates will receive three college credits that can be applied towards an applicable associate's degree. The three eligible associate degree programs are Engineering, Management and Liberal Arts. The program is scheduled to operate from March 1st – May 21st.

Instructors for both programs are credentialed tradespeople in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to OSHA Training and Signal Rigor Instruction. Graduates from the program will receive a joint certificate from RCC and Youth Build.

For more information about the YouthBuild Boston's Building Trades Programming contact Clyde Thomas at 617-617-445-8887, ext. 107 or Greg Mumford at 617-445-8887, ext. 102

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