A Little About Building Futures
Building Futures, begun in the spring of 2007, has a two-fold mission: to help the Rhode Island commercial construction industry meet its current and future needs for a well trained workforce, and to create career opportunities for low-income, residents in urban communities through established apprenticeship programs.
In our program role, Building Futures helps prepare low-income urban Rhode Islanders for successful careers in the building trades.
We assess the work readiness of our applicants, provide training and other forms of services and supports to help address barriers to employment, and assist successful graduates in gaining a career through employment as registered apprentices.
As a change agent impacting policy and practices, Building Futures works with public officials, stakeholders from across the construction industry and community-based organizations on multiple issues. Our goal is to increase access to entry-level apprentice positions in high quality training programs to ensure Rhode Island is growing the skilled construction workforce needed for tomorrow.
Building Futures is a joint effort of three principal partners – ProvPlan, BuildRI and YouthBuild Providence.
“Building Futures is about creating a promising career path to excellent paying jobs with good benefits. Building Futures is not just about giving people a trade. It’s about giving people hope and opportunity.”
Congressman David Cicilline