Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparatory Program

Construction workers

The LRT BUILD Program is an apprenticeship preparatory program that prepares long-term unemployed adults and high school graduates for careers in the construction industry. This program offers graduates the opportunity to meet with unions and contractors working on the Southwest Light Rail Transit (METRO Green Line Extension) Project.



Construction workerTwo versions of this training program are available:

The program includes:

  • 4 weeks of job readiness training (10-week program only)
  • 4 weeks of core construction training in the classroom
  • 2 weeks of hands-on training with construction unions

Benefits of the LRT BUILD Program

  • Earn a scholarship to pay for the tuition of this program
  • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized OSHA 10 credentials
  • Opportunity to earn college credits at North Hennepin Community College
  • Connect with trade unions and apply to work in a trade of your choice
  • Connect with contractors working on the Southwest LRT Project
  • Wages for apprentices in key construction trades start at over $18 an hour

Program Sponsors

Construction workerThe LRT BUILD Program is offered in partnership with:

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