NABTU Apprenticeship Readiness Program

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Apprenticeship Readiness Program

The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) is Accepting Applications for the Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP). NABTU developed the program for students interested in a career in the construction industry.

The free 8-week program is to introduce students to the different building trades, to teach them the skills necessary to successfully apply for a registered Mobile/Pensacola Building & Construction Trades apprenticeship, and to provide debt-free education.

Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Curriculum by NABTU

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

ARP begins are March 15, 2021, and meets daily Monday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Bishop State Community College. A drug test and a GED or High School Diploma are required for admission. Deadline to register is January 28, 2021

NABTU’s world-class apprenticeship programs train workers to become highly-skilled, six-figure earning construction workers through a debt-free. technologically-advanced education. These earn-as-you-learn programs pay family-supporting wages and provide health care coverage and retirement benefits.

ARP Goals:

  • Increase the number of candidates for apprenticeships across all trades; to increase the diversity of apprenticeship candidates by recruiting women, communities of color and veterans.
  • Increase the retention rate among apprentices by providing them with a deeper understanding of both the industry and the role of trade unions in construction.

For more information, visit apprenticeship-and-training/apprenticeship-readiness-programs/

To apply, visit

North America's Building Trades Unions

North American Building Trades Unions

Building-Construction Trades Department

Mobile / Pensacola Building & Construction Trades Council

Bishop State Community College

United Way of Southwest Alabama

United Way of Southwest Alabama

For more information about this APR please contact NABTU APR Coordinator Terry Davis at (205) 903-1568 or

About North American Building Trades Unions

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NATBU) are fast developing a reputation as a valuable and reliable partner in helping to re-build lives and strengthen whole communities by creating opportunities and pathways for the next generation.

Highly trained, productive and safe skilled craft construction professionals are in demand. Businesses need those workers to help facilitate hundreds of billions of dollars in capital construction investments. NABTU possesses decades of experience recruiting and training people for careers in the skilled trades – including women, communities of color and military veterans – at no cost to taxpayers.

Every day across this great nation, NABTU’s member unions and its rank and file members are also busy providing community aid and assistance wherever and whenever it is needed. Their members and their local union leaders are not only your friends and neighbors, but they are your Little League coaches, church volunteers, youth mentors, as well as many other important roles that make our communities strong and viable.