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Apprenticeship Programs Accepting Applications

Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 3


Applications will be open at the BAC Apprenticeship Training Facility, 64 Mount Vernon St., Dorchester, MA 02125:

January 8 – 12, 2024, Mon-Fri, 11 am – 12:30 pm

January 8-11, 2024, Mon – Thu, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You must apply in person at the Training Facility and:

·           Provide a PHOTOCOPY of your High School diploma or equivalent

·           Bring a Valid Driver’s License and have a Reliable vehicle

·           Consent to a background check and drug test

·           Bring an application fee of $50.00. Money order only made payable to: BAC Local 3 Apprenticeship – no personal checks or cash. The application fee is non-refundable.

Carpenters (Statewide)
 North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund holds in person Information Sessions on the first Monday of each month at 6 pm sharp.  Information sessions are currently in person only. See dates and locations here:

Electricians IBEW Local 99 JATC (Seekonk, Attleboro, and North Attleboro, MA and Rhode Island)

Applications continue to be available for pickup Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm at 40 Western Industrial Drive,Cranston, RI  02921. Local 99 is still in-person at this time. Individuals with questions may contact Michael Petit at or Office at 401-946-9908. Application info and forms can be found here:

Electricians IBEW Local 103 JATC (Greater Boston)

The JATC is upgrading to a new aptitude test and eliminating the minimum required score. Aptitude test scores will no longer eliminate anyone, but test scores will be considered during the selection process, as the new test will be a better indicator of an applicant’s ability.

The details are currently being finalized, so this year’s application period will occur later than usual. Application dates will be posted on the JATC website by December 1, 2023.

MA Laborers’ Apprentice Application Dates

Qualified Individuals should fill out applications at the Local Union nearest to their residence between 9:00AM and 12:00PM

On these scheduled dates:

December 12, 2023

  1. Must be 18 Years old & Physically able to do the work of the trade.
  2. Must submit to drug testing.
  3. Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  4. Must have a Driver's License.
  5. Must have reliable transportation.

Millwrights Local 1121
 Millwrights Local 1121 is accepting applications on a rolling basis. You can apply online at
Looking for additional information on the Millwrights apprenticeship program and process? You can contact Andy Bendetto, in addition to applying online, at

 Operating Engineers Local 4

The Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local 4 (Operating Engineers) is now accepting applications. Applications are done by appointment only, no walk-ins allowed. Email to be scheduled. You must provide your driver's license to verify you live in Local 4’s jurisdiction (eastern Massachusetts, 5 easterly counties of New Hampshire, state of Maine - check your jurisdiction on Local 4’s website at Once your request is received you will receive an email with your date and time. To apply you must be:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Capable of performing the work of the trade;
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Reside within the jurisdiction of Local 4;
  • Be a citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of the Immigration   Reform and Control Act of 1986;
  • Have a valid motor vehicle driver's license in your possession;
  • Have a Social Security card in your possession;
  • Have an appointment scheduled through Local 4’s apprentice office;

For questions, email or call 781-821-0306.

 Painters DC 35 Construction Industry Painters, Wallcoverers, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers Residential Painters Glassworkers Sign Painters and Sign Erectors

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades DC 35 are accepting applications for the apprenticeship program. We open applications the 1st business day of each month for 10 months out of the year from January – October. Applications are open from 10 am – 4 pm and are accepted each day of the month thereafter until we reach our quota of 25 applications per month. The application must be filled out online at and hand delivered to the Boston office in person.  For more info please go to or contact Eric Redding, 617-524-0248, 

Plasters & Cement Masons Local 534

Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 534 Apprentice Applications are accepted year round. Download from our website. (boston local Click on UPDATES-----Local 534 is now accepting new apprentice applications----Download application, email

Contact info: William Redmond.  (617) 901-5550

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 4 (Central MA)

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 4 accepts applications the first Tuesday of each month from 9 AM. to 3 PM in person only at 150 Hartwell St, West Boylston, MA 01583. There is a non-refundable $25 administrative fee to apply.  Local 4 only accepts bank checks or money orders.  Local 4 also administers a no-fail math assessment at that time.

Contact Wendy Parsons with questions, or 508-835-1150, x10

Roofers Local 33
Roofers Local 33 is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Contact Will Hernandez for more information (781) 341-9197,

Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 (Western MA)
Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 accepts applications on a rolling basis. The application is posted on their website, under "training" 

This list was created and is updated by the Northeast Center for Tradeswomen’s Equity, a program of Building Pathways.  If you have questions or additions/corrections, please contact us at 857-800-8881  Learn more at

Pre-Apprenticeship Recruiting Now

If you are interested in a career in construction but not sure what trade you would like to pursue, there are pre‐apprenticeship programs that can help you find the right path.

These programs help women gain skills for successful trade careers!

Building Pathways Boston is currently recruiting for February’s class.

Please visit to sign up for a mandatory information session.

To be eligible for our free pre-apprenticeship training program you must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, or Middlesex counties
  • have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • unemployed or under-employed
  • authorized to work in the US
  • a licensed driver
  • drug free

The first step in the application process is to attend an Information Session to learn about careers in construction and the Building Pathways training program. For more information:  Click Here

Building Pathways South CURRENTLY RECRUITING Serves the South Coast, Shore, New Bedford and the Cape.

For any additional information please visit:

Or Email


Build A Life That Works:  For women interested in learning more about applying to union trades apprenticeships and generally how this part of the construction industry works, please go to  Build A Life holds monthly information sessions for women about how to apply to the trades.