JumpStart

Overview

Description: JumpStart is a 14-week construction-training program for Baltimore residents with a high school diploma or GED. Experienced teachers help students learn plumbing, carpentry and electrical skills. Students also receive essential safety training, financial coaching, a stipend and driver’s education. More than 70 percent of students are placed in careers that lead to high wages and apprenticeships.

Industry: Construction, Trades & Green Jobs

Career Track: Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, etc.

Training Provider: Job Opportunities Task Force, http://www.jotf.org/Programs

How to Enroll

Contact: Matt Stubbs
443-986-9046

Or Visit: Job Opportunities Task Force
Multiple locations: 725 Fallsway Baltimore, Maryland 21202 and 2201 N. Monroe St. Baltimore, Maryland 21217 map/directions

To Enroll You Will Need To:
Bring a picture ID
Take a basic math test
Conduct an interview
Pass a drug test

The Basics

Cost:
Tuition/Fees: $0.00

Length: 14 weeks

Classes Take Place: Evenings
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6-9pm

Learning Method: Classroom and hands-on instruction

Location:Multiple locations: 725 Fallsway Baltimore, Maryland 21202 and 2201 N. Monroe St. Baltimore, Maryland 21217 map/directions

Eligibility

High School Diploma or GED Required? Yes

Other Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have at least 8th grade reading level
Must be Baltimore City resident
Must be physically capable of working in construction

Can I get in if I have a criminal record? Yes, unless you have been convicted of a sex offense

Support Services

Some programs offer support services to help you succeed. This program offers the following:
Help with jobplacement
Case manager to help address barriers
Stipend - $25 per class attended
Help accessing legal services
Transportation help

What Happens After Training?

Average Earnings: $10 - $12.49

How long does it usually take to find a job? 1-3 months

Will I get help finding a job? We have a dedicated Placement Director who cultivates relationships with construction employers. Placement Director works out of the offices of Associated Builders and Contractors, the largest membership based construction trade group in Maryland.

What are my long-term job prospects? From entry-level positions, graduates progress through the career ladder upon additional training achieved, such as apprenticeship.

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, OSHA certification

Program Outcomes

2014

Number Enrolled: 89

Number Graduated: 70 (79%)

Graduates Placed in Jobs: 51 (73%)
  Full-Time: (%)   Part-Time: 0 (0%)   Temporary: 0 (0%)

JumpStart

Overview

Description: JumpStart is a 14-week construction-training program for Baltimore residents with a high school diploma or GED. Experienced teachers help students learn plumbing, carpentry and electrical skills. Students also receive essential safety training, financial coaching, a stipend and driver’s education. More than 70 percent of students are placed in careers that lead to high wages and apprenticeships.

Industry: Construction, Trades & Green Jobs

Career Track: Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, etc.

Training Provider: Job Opportunities Task Force, http://www.jotf.org/Programs

How to Enroll

Contact: Matt Stubbs
443-986-9046

Or Visit: Job Opportunities Task Force
Multiple locations: 725 Fallsway Baltimore, Maryland 21202 and 2201 N. Monroe St. Baltimore, Maryland 21217 map/directions

To Enroll You Will Need To:
Bring a picture ID
Take a basic math test
Conduct an interview
Pass a drug test

The Basics

Cost:
Tuition/Fees: $0.00

Length: 14 weeks

Classes Take Place: Evenings
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6-9pm

Learning Method: Classroom and hands-on instruction

Location:Multiple locations: 725 Fallsway Baltimore, Maryland 21202 and 2201 N. Monroe St. Baltimore, Maryland 21217 map/directions

Eligibility

High School Diploma or GED Required? Yes

Other Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have at least 8th grade reading level
Must be Baltimore City resident
Must be physically capable of working in construction

Can I get in if I have a criminal record? Yes, unless you have been convicted of a sex offense

Support Services

Some programs offer support services to help you succeed. This program offers the following:
Help with jobplacement
Case manager to help address barriers
Stipend - $25 per class attended
Help accessing legal services
Transportation help

What Happens After Training?

Average Earnings: $10 - $12.49

How long does it usually take to find a job? 1-3 months

Will I get help finding a job? We have a dedicated Placement Director who cultivates relationships with construction employers. Placement Director works out of the offices of Associated Builders and Contractors, the largest membership based construction trade group in Maryland.

What are my long-term job prospects? From entry-level positions, graduates progress through the career ladder upon additional training achieved, such as apprenticeship.

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, OSHA certification

Program Outcomes

2014

Number Enrolled: 89

Number Graduated: 70 (79%)

Graduates Placed in Jobs: 51 (73%)
  Full-Time: (%)   Part-Time: 0 (0%)   Temporary: 0 (0%)