Construction Apprentice Ready Program
Building Union Diversity(BUD) STL and Missouri Apprentice Ready (MAR)
The Missouri Works Initiative’s Apprentice Ready programs introduce, train, and connect people to a high-paying, rewarding career in the construction trades. This 5 to 6-week construction pre-apprenticeship creates an industry-recognized entry point into the trades for traditionally underrepresented groups, creating a more skilled, equitable, and diverse workforce.
Take Workkeys Pre Assessment (for STL BUD program only)
If selected, classes begin, and so does the start of your trade career!
James Riley, Kansas City graduate
There are more than 15 different trades in the construction industry?
Through our program, you’ll visit the local training centers and learn alongside industry professionals in the following trades:
Hover over each location to see the dates offered.
(Known as Building Union Diversity- BUD STL)
(Columbia and Jefferson City)
Ciji, Springfiled Graduate and Participant Mentor
Our curriculum was created by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), involving skilled tradespeople from all construction trades to teach comprehensive information relevant to any apprenticeship program.
Interested in launching your new career in the trades?