Building Strong Communities

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparatory Program

The Building Strong Communities Program is an apprenticeship preparatory program begining winter 2019-20 that prepares adults and high school graduates for careers in the construction industry. This program offers graduates the opportunity to gain real experience and exposure with Union trades and contractors. For program information and how to apply please visit or call Aaron Koski at 612-349-7158

Video: First LRT BUILD Students Prepare for Graduation

These students are part of LRT Build, which is now Building Strong Communities, an apprenticeship preparatory program run by the Metropolitan Council. The purpose of the trip was to introduce perspective apprentices to a career in construction and possibly finding work in the construction industry.  The name has changed but the mission of Building Strong Communities has not.