Resources

Visit http://www.constructingma.org/, created by the Associated General Contractor of Massachusetts, to learn all about career options, wages, training/education requirements and resources.

To see a Sample List of Occupations, click here.  This document provides job descriptions and entry-level education requirements.

For some help figuring out What Trade(s) To Explore, click here.  See how your skills and interests match up with various trades.

For a chart of Average Hourly Trade Wage Rates in the Boston area (effective January 13, 2016), click here.

Find Massachusetts Apprenticeable Jobs at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/das/apprenticeship-program/apprenticeable-occupations/.

 See the MA Apprentice Handbook to learn what is expected of an apprentice at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dat/apprentice-handbook-508.pdf.

See the MA Joint Apprenticeship Directory for more details on the trades and union apprenticeship requirements at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dat/apprenticeprogdir03192016.pdf.

Check out the Registered Pre-Apprentice Programs for opportunities to gain experience before applying for an apprenticeship program at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/das/registered-programs.pdf.

See All Active Approved Sponsors for a list of Massachusetts companies that offer non-union apprenticeship programs at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/das/.

Learn about education resources, scholarships and opportunities for women from the National Association for Women in Construction at http://www.nawic.org/nawic/default.asp and http://www.nawicboston.org/index.html.

Click here to see our construction careers video.  Learn more about what trade workers and construction professionals do and why they find their work so rewarding.


Other recommended construction career videos:
 

Success in the New Economy by Kevin Fleming (9:35):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHEI_gZibSE&t=3s

The Skills Gap by Mike Rowe (1:03):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkFpsILh3pc

Build Your Future:  Exciting Careers in Construction (1:39):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IofWBDCnFgc

Rethink Careers in Construction: For Students (4:26):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmTVB0hGZh0

Rethink Careers in Construction: For Influencers (3:47):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSRaglKr3lk

Parent to Parent (5:33):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF0Rz_sC_MI

Intro to Apprenticeship by Oregon Tradeswomen: (6:41)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4GLw8BA23Q

Sisters in the Brotherhood:  Become a Union Carpenter (3:16):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIhVESVcyA 

Sisters in the Brotherhood:  A Film About Women Carpenters (17:52):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG1Jxxwrzn4