Apprenticeship Readiness Program

The Apprenticeship Readiness Program/Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (ARP/MC3) offers you the opportunity to transition into a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program, where you will earn while you learn program. You will work 40+ hours a week and attend apprenticeship classes one to two nights a week, earning college credits while also receiving healthcare and pension benefits, at no cost to you. First year apprentices will start earning $15 to $25 an hour, plus benefits, with scheduled yearly pay raises. After apprenticeship graduation, with zero tuition debt, you will earn $25 to $45 an hour, plus benefits. So, join us in starting you on a pathway to your Building Trades Career.

Requirements for our ARP/MC3 Program:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have reliable transportation
  • You must be able to pass a drug screen
  • You must be a US Citizen or documented to work in the US

We need the following documents before an application can be submitted:

  • High school diploma with a transcript or your GED with your scores
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • DD-214 (if prior military experience)
  • Selective Service registration (if male)

The Apprenticeship Readiness Program/Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (ARP/MC3) course is a 3-week course designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. The course is tuition-free to the student and is held Monday-Friday from 7:00am until 3:30pm with lunch provided.

Our course covers:

  • Construction Industry Orientation
  • Tools and Materials
  • Construction Health & Safety (OSHA 10 & CPR)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Basic Math for Construction
  • Heritage of the American Worker
  • Diversity in the Construction Industry
  • Green Construction
  • Financial Literacy

After graduation, students will choose their preferred craft, and we will then assist our graduates with transitioning into the apprenticeship program.

Once accepted into an apprenticeship program, they will work and get hands-on experience, while receiving pay and benefits. They will also go to class one to two nights a week to get their technical classroom training. Apprenticeship programs usually last three to five years.

Once you have the required documents ready, please give us a call at (832) 429-1944 to set up a time for an application. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via phone or email to [email protected]

Our ARP Certificate gives you a better opportunity to enter the workforce. We work in conjunction with 15 different crafts with apprenticeship programs. Students with our ARP/MC3 certificate are granted an opportunity for direct entry into seven of the apprenticeship programs and preferred entry into four additional programs.

  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Mason and Plasterer
  • Electrical
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Heat and Frost Insulators
  • Ironworkers
  • Laborers*
  • Millwrights
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters, Floor Layers, Glaziers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Sheet Metal
  • Sprinkler Fitters

*currently not a registered program

An apprenticeship is an “Earn While You Learn” flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction in a classroom setting with paid on-the-job learning experiences.

If you're interested in the ARP/MC3 program, please fill out this interest form