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PSEG Ready2Work Apprenticeship Readiness Training

An opportunity for Bridgeport residents to prepare for a career in the building trades

PSEG is proud to announce PSEG Ready2Work, a new half-million-dollar private investment in the residents of the city of Bridgeport. This apprenticeship readiness training program will consist of five classes over a 14-month period to prepare Bridgeport residents, including minorities, women and veterans, for potential apprenticeships in the various building trades. PSEG has designed this program in accordance with commitments made in a Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA). The program will be administered by The WorkPlace, with comprehensive training supplied by Building Pathways Connecticut.

Train for a high-paying union apprenticeship—at no cost

The PSEG Ready2Work program provides intensive training that gets you ready to apply for high-paying union apprenticeships in a just few short weeks. Program benefits include:

• Get the skills for entry-level employment in the construction industry

• Train for a career, debt-free

• Earn multiple certifications, including OSHA 10, CPR, Green Awareness in Construction and more

• All books, tools and supplies provided free of charge

• Equal opportunity: women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply

• Trade union-based program

• Nationally recognized, comprehensive curriculum

• Exposure to a wide range of construction trades

What you will learn

The PSEG Ready2Work program helps you develop basic skills that apply to any construction trade you choose to enter. Class size is kept small to provide individualized attention and help you succeed. The 120 hour Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) online curriculum is utilized along with 280 classroom instruction hours and hands-on training experiences. The curriculum is divided into nine sections:

• Construction industry orientation

• Tools and materials

• Construction health and safety (including OSHA 10 and CPR)

• How to read blueprints

• Basic math for construction

• Heritage of the American worker

• Diversity in the construction industry

• Green construction

• Financial literacy

How to apply

Classes start in January 2019! Submit your application by January 18th!

For more information, please contact Debra Keel at The Workplace. Call 203-610-8141 or email

Registration is now closed.
Here are some photos from recent Ready2Work classes.
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Program Administrator: The WorkPlace

The WorkPlace is a private, not-for-profit corporation with national workforce development programming. The WorkPlace is committed to developing a well-educated, well-trained and self-sufficient workforce that can compete in today’s global marketplace. As administrator for the PSEG Ready2Work program, The WorkPlace is the primary contact for program applicants. They will conduct initial screening, aptitude testing and interviews, and refer applicants to Building Pathways based on Connecticut Trade Union requirements. They also will partner with Bridgeport public and private schools to identify recent graduates for enrollment in the program, with a preference for minorities, women and veterans.

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Program Operator: Building Pathways

Building Pathways Connecticut offers the only certified pre-apprenticeship program in the state, and its certification is accepted and supported by all of the Connecticut building trades. They are responsible for all phases of program operation, including in-person interviews, drug screenings, training and candidate referrals. Building Pathways Connecticut helps to build the construction industry’s workforce pipeline by creating opportunities for disadvantaged and low-skilled area residents.

Who is eligible?

You are — if you meet the following union requirements:

• Bridgeport resident
• At least 18 years of age at the time of graduation
• Have a high school diploma (or GED)
• Physically capable
• Proficient in English
• Eligible to work in the U.S.
• Drug-free
• Licensed driver at time of program graduation

What type of certifications will I receive?

Each graduate received an overall Certificate of Completion of Building Pathways CT – a Pre-Apprenticeship Program recognized by CT DOL OAT – as well as the following nationally-recognized certifications and credentials:

• Certificate of Completion of the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ (NBTU) Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) – an award-winning Apprenticeship Readiness Program (120 hours)
• OSHA 10 Certification
• Green Awareness Training Certification (16 hours)
• First Aid
• Flagging
• Fire Watch
• OSHA Confined Space
• OSHA Trench Excavation
• Building Pathways CT Graduation Certificate

Three primary goals

Present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bridgeport residents to become qualified for apprenticeship status in local trade unions

Prepare program graduates to enter registered labor apprenticeship programs that can lead to highly skilled, well-paid careers in the construction industry

Provide registered apprenticeship programs with a qualified pool of potential candidates

Download our brochure for more info and class schedules.

Join us at The WorkPlace located at 350 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT, for one of our PSEG Ready2Work Information Sessions!

December 4th: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

December 5th 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

December 6th: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

December 11th: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

December 12th: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

December 13th: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm