• 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza, NW, Suite 1100, ​Washington DC 20006

The Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO has operated the Building Futures Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program since 2007. The program provides occupational training with industry-recognized certifications, blueprint reading, construction math, and job readiness training. Support services include case management, job counseling and follow-up support. Graduates are placed into registered apprenticeships and construction jobs. We partner with 18 apprenticeship programs in the Washington DC area, which are "earn while you learn" programs leading to nationally recognized credentials and licenses.

Eligibility: The program is open to low-income DC residents 18 years of age and older, including women and veterans. Applicants MUST be interested in a career in the building and construction industry, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid drivers’ license or learners’ permit, be healthy to do physical labor, able to lift up to 40 lbs. and BE DRUG FREE INCLUDING MARIJUANA.

Curriculum: The curriculum, based on the North America's Building Trades Unions Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, combines hands-on construction skills training, with construction math, blueprint reading, safety certifications, workers' rights and responsibilities on the job, construction career exploration and job readiness and job search assistance.

​Interested? Classes are held four times a year. Call us at 202-974-8226, or email Maricella Montoya, Building Futures Program Manager, at [email protected] or Keith Willis, Building Futures Job Developer, at [email protected]

Thank You to Our Funders

CSA's Building Futures Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program is funded through grants and contracts from the United Planning Organization and the Greater Washington Community Foundation's Joshua Fund