TradesFutures understands that Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (ARPs) are key components of an equity agenda because they connect historically underrepresented workers to apprenticeship programs and help workers secure high-quality jobs in construction. TradesFutures is therefore committed to expanding ARPs throughout the country. To this end, TradesFutures develops courses and curriculum to be used by local ARPs; helps community-based organizations establish and maintain ARPs; and supports a broad range of efforts to assist women, veterans, and people of color establish and maintain careers in the construction industry.
By promoting on-ramps to quality careers in construction, TradesFutures seeks to create lasting stability for families and their communities.
TradesFutures is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of developing, promoting, and improving Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (“ARPs”). ARPs are educational programs that provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to choose, obtain, and succeed in a formal, registered apprenticeship in the construction industry. TradesFutures is also dedicated to assisting women, veterans, and people of color establish and maintain careers in the construction industry.