Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (“ARPs”) are educational programs that provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to choose, obtain, and succeed in a formal Registered 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.
Apprenticeship Readiness Goals:
Trades for Tomorrow: The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)
Apprenticeship Readiness Programs teach the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), a standardized, comprehensive, 120-hour construction course designed to help young people and transitioning adults choose and succeed in registered apprenticeship programs that are appropriate for them.
The MC3 curriculum is taught face-to-face, but it is delivered via TradesFutures Online Learning Management System.
- TradesFutures ARP Q&A
- IMPLEMENTING THE BUILDING TRADES’ MC3: A GUIDE FOR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS
- MC3 IN OUR SCHOOLS: A GUIDE FOR CTE TEACHERS, ADMINS, AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS PPT
- TradesFutures Apprenticeship Readiness Brochure
- ENCOURAGING CA YOUTH TO THE TRADES – HINES
- YOUNG INVINCIBLES APPRENTICESHIP REPORT
- ARP AND APPRENTICESHIP ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
- FAQ FOR MC3 IN THE SCHOOLS
- APPRENTICESHIP VS. COLLEGE INFOGRAPHIC