The Missouri Apprentice Ready program introduces, trains, and connects people to a career in the building trades. This 5-week construction pre-apprenticeship creates an industry-recognized point of entry into the trades for traditionally underrepresented groups, creating and more equitable and diverse workforce. 

Preferred Credentials

We are looking for candidates that can meet these credentials:

  • WorkKeys Applied Math: Level 5
  • WorkKeys Workplace Documents: Level 5
  • Pass a drug test
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Participant Requirements

Participants must meet the following requirements:

Benefits of the Program

Qualified candidates that take part in the program will receive the following benefits:

  • Career and Life Skills Training
  • Support services (provided by partner agencies, Ex: childcare)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Industry professional mentoring
  • $100 weekly stipend
  • Work gear (safety glasses, hard hat, high visibility shirts)
  • $150 Tool allowance upon placement into a registered apprenticeship program
  • Trade placement advising

Credentials Gained by Finishing the Program

Participants will gain the following credentials:

  • Multi-Craft Core (MC3) Curriculum Credential, A comprehensive pre-apprenticeship training curriculum recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor
  • OSHA 10
  • First Aid/CPR

The construction training team includes, among others:

  • Bricklayers Local 15 Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council Apprenticeship Program
  • Construction Craft Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 124 Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Operating Engineers Local 101 Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Training Program
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 3 Training Program
  • Roofers Training Program
  • Elevator Constructors Training Program
  • Sprinkler Fitters Training Program
  • Elevator Constructors Training Program
  • Boilermakers Training Program
Program Coordinators

Kansas City Project Coordinator

Rudy Chavez

Contact at: rudychavez@moaflcio.org

816-806-1840

Springfield Project Coordinator

Austin Fox

Contact at: austinfox@moaflcio.org

417-763-7343
Springfield Cohort Dates: 
  • Monday, January 30 – Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Monday, April 10 – Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Monday, July 24 – Friday, August 25, 2023
  • Monday, September 25 – Friday, October 27, 2023

Kansas City Cohort Dates: 

  • Monday, February 13 – Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Monday, April 17 – Friday, May 19. 2023
  • Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 11, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 5 – Friday, October 6, 2023