Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (“ARPs”) are educational programs that provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to choose, obtain, and succeed in a formal apprenticeship in the construction industry. TradesFutures helps develop, promote, and improve ARPs by developing courses and curriculum to be used by local ARPs; helping organizations such as secondary schools, vocational schools, colleges, labor management committees, government entities, and other community-based organizations, establish and maintain ARPs; conducting accreditation trainings to increase the number of educators qualified to teach ARPs; and supporting research efforts designed to expand and support ARPs.