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PSEG Ready2Work Apprenticeship Readiness Training

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

PSEG’S Ready2Work program, a 600 thousand dollar private investment in the residents of the city of Bridgeport, prepared Bridgeport residents for careers in the construction trades. The apprenticeship readiness training program consisted of five classes over a 14-month period to prepare all interested Bridgeport residents, including minorities, women and veterans, for apprenticeships in the various building trades. PSEG designed this program in accordance with commitments made in a Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA). The program was administered by The WorkPlace, with comprehensive training supplied by Building Pathways Connecticut.

We are Ready2Work!

The goal of the PSEG Ready2Work program was to present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bridgeport residents to qualify for apprenticeship status in local trade unions and to open the door to high-paying careers in the construction industry. We are proud to say that the Ready2Work program has graduated 45 students and has a 73% union placement rate.

The Ready2Work program provided students with the necessary skills and tools to become successful tradesmen and women. After just a few short weeks students formed bonds with their peers and teachers that went beyond the classroom. This program provided each graduate with much more than just a head start to their careers, but it allowed them to create a better future for themselves and their families. Each class that graduated from our Ready2Work program was unique in their own way and we are extremely proud of the adversity that many have overcome along the way. Congratulations to all 5 of our Ready2Work classes.

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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.

Click the button below to register for Building Pathway’s Apprenticeship Readiness Program for Women & Minorities.

“This is the best thing that ever happened to me.”
“I am so grateful to have this opportunity.”
“It’s not a job, it’s a career.”
Here are some photos from our Ready2Work classes