Austin Youth Get a Look at the Carpentry Profession Up-Close
The Austin Carpenters Training Center just finished hosting a 3-week skill information course for area youth interested in starting an apprenticeship program in the construction industry. The class, called Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), is designed to highlight the North American Building Trades Unions to these young people so that they can make a more informed decision before committing to a particular apprenticeship program.
Special thanks to tool manufacturers Milwaukee and DeWalt for demonstrating various common job site tools and providing hands-on opportunities for the students.
The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) is a comprehensive pre-apprenticeship training curriculum. It was developed and approved by the Building Trades National Apprenticeship and Training Committee in 2008. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Building Trades and the MC3 the Department’s Registered Apprenticeship Innovator and Trailblazer Award at its 75th Anniversary celebration.
“It is essential to present the opportunity to become a professional carpenter to these young men and women, and MC3 is an effective way to do that,” said Austin Training Coordinator Bobby Vasquez.
The MC3 connects two high quality education systems: America’s secondary schools and the Building Trades registered apprenticeship programs. Once a student completes the MC3, he or she will join one of the largest privately-funded workforce development systems in the nation. The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum includes:
Apprentices receive high quality hands-on training and classroom education – with no student debt:
A construction apprenticeship dramatically increases a young person’s standard of living: