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 dedicated to assisting women, veterans, and people from communities of color establish and maintain careers in the construction industry. 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 historically underrepresented and underserved communities 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.