AZBTC Apprenticeship Readiness Program Awarded $150,000 in Grants
AZBTC’s innovative Multi-Craft Core Curriculum apprenticeship readiness program (MC3) was awarded two $75,000 grants from North America’s Building Trades Unions and its TradeFutures program.
The first grant was awarded for the Pima County Trades Building Futures program developed in partnership with SER Jobs for Progress, Pima County Workforce Development and Las Artes Youth Program. The second grant will support the second chance initiative being developed with AZ State Board of Prisons for a program in the Phoenix West State Prison. MC3 Training Director Solomon Galyon represented AZBTC at the conference where NABTU President Sean McGarvey and TradesFutures Executive Director Nicole Schwartz awarded the grants.
In addition to the grant award ceremony, conference attendees participated in sessions focused on developing strategies to further apprenticeship readiness programs, and build partnerships between Building Trades Councils, Urban League groups, and other organizations to create a solid path for careers in the building and construction trades. Programs like these are vital to training the next generation of tradespersons.