Madison’s Train 2 Trades, a new Construction Workforce Training Program offered in Boston, is seeking individuals like you, including: 1) Fast learner, loves to work with their hands; 2) Ready to transition to a better paying career; or 3) Preparing for union apprenticeship opportunities. This flexible program allows graduates to gain exposure to a range of building trades, construction industry positions and local general contractors and subcontractors, with the overall goal of positioning graduates to secure living wage employment upon graduation. Because of MPDC's role as a nonprofit affordable housing developer and our extensive network of construction industry partners, MT2T directly engages a range of building trade professionals as instructors, allowing participants to begin building relationships with prospective employers throughout participation in the program. If you are aged 21+, a Greater Boston resident and have internet access, then your seat has been reserved in our online classes. MT2T.ORG was designed for the adult learner with limited time and/or other obligations. Our website features online video modules introducing you to multiple disciplines of the building trades. Students will earn certifications and/or badges of completion in classes such as OSHA-10, Basic Tools & Materials and Introduction to Plumbing. The program inludes two learning tracks that students will be introduced to through hands-on workshops designed to build a ‘toolbox’ of basic skills, including some trade-specific training. Participants will also receive job readiness support, including resume development, mock interviews, professional communication and job application assistance. Participants in MPDC's Introductory (Level I) MT2T program will spend approximately 10 weeks (depending on pace) in the following activities:
Self-Paced Online Courses- a) Measuring & Marking; b) Essential Skills for Construction; c) Basic Safety; d) Basic Tool & Materials; e) Basic Power Saws; f) Introduction to Residential Plan Reading
Interactive Zoom Courses- a) Construction Plan Reading; b) Introduction to Framing; d) Introduction to Painting; e) Resume Writing for Construction
Hands on Workshops: a) Step Stool Challenge (participants will complete an exercise building their own step stool); b) Trade-Specific Workshops including Basic Carpentry, Drywall and Painting;
Job Shadowing (in-person): participants will complete up to 8 hours of job shadowing, over 2 sessions, at an active construction site (based on availability).
Job Placement Support: MPDC usually hosts two (2) annual Job Fairs, leveraging its network of building trade partners. Job Fairs typically attract 10-15 employers, primarily in the construction industry, and MPDC provides additional follow up support, facilitating relationships as participants navigate the application process.
Following completion of Level I curriculum, participants may also return and complete Level II trainings, which may include new certifications such as OSHA-30, as well as additional hands-on introductions to various trades.
Self-Paced Online Courses- a) Fundamentals of Painting; b) Introduction to Windows; c) Introduction to Plumbing; d) Introduction to Electrical Wiring; d) Introduction to Framing
Hands on Workshops: a) Basic Electrical 101; b) Basic Plumbing; c) Basic Maintenance Tech (coming soon)
To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/bfT8MzC5kxztKf7k6.
This program is offered remotely.