Construction Training Pre-Apprenticeship


  • 18 or older
  • unemployed or under-employed
  • Currently under the supervision of the US or State of Missouri Probation 
  • A resident of the Carr or Columbus Square neighborhoods
  • High School Degree, GED, and/or ability to achieve a WorkKeys Assessment Level 4 in both Math and Reading for Information
  • Pass a drug test by the end of the training

Deadline to Enroll:


Program Summary:

The City of St. Louis in partnership with the Fathers Support Center and St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program is offering a five-week paid Construction Skills Training and Internship opportunity to interested and qualified residents of the Carr and Columbus Square neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. The Training will begin April 9, 2018. Following two weeks (80 hours) of classroom and shop training at the Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Program graduates will be working with the City of St. Louis’s Building Division in the Carr/Columbus Square Neighborhoods boarding and repairing abandoned and neglected properties.

Successful Applicants will receive:

  • Opportunity to earn national safety and construction work certifications
  • Transportation to and from training center (two weeks)
  • Equipment including hard hat, safety glasses, uniform and safety shoes
  • Training completion bonus (following successful completion of 2 -week training)\
  • Weekly stipend during 3 weeks of on-the-job-training
  • Completion stipend to apply to car purchase or other needs
  • Assistance in obtaining permanent employment (Success rate for previous program graduates exceeds 85%!)

Want to enroll? Contact your CASE MANAGER or Chris Randle of the Youth & Family Center at 314.602.9401