Project JumpStart

Baltimore’s Premier Construction Training Program

Project JumpStart is a 14-week construction-training program for Baltimore residents with a high school diploma or GED. Experienced teachers prepare our students for success in the construction trades with an overview of entry-level 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.


Why Choose Project JumpStart?

Project JumpStart classes are designed to model a real job site and provide students with hands-on experience. With a focus on accountability, skills mastery and mathematics, you’ll leave the program ready for entry-level work on any construction site and with the opportunity to develop the skills of a trade.

Applying to Project JumpStart

All interested candidates must meet the following criteria:

Baltimore City resident

18 years of age or older

Be drug free

Have a driver’s license or be willing to get one

Be prepared to fill out an application and take a math test

Application sessions are held at the following locations:

  • 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at JARC Baltimore, 4910 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, 21215
  • 9 a.m. on Fridays at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, 21202
Reach a Case Manager

Got questions?

Contact our Senior Program Manager, Douglass Gilmore at 410-234-8931 or for questions about the Project JumpStart program. You can also visit:

Hire a JumpStart Graduate: JumpStart gives graduates a full-spectrum of career preparation. Through hands-on training, the development of math skills and high-performance standards, our students develop the skills to do the job right and learn how to meet expectations of a future employer. Through our placement services, your company will receive a qualified, job-ready employee. We only recommend qualified candidates, saving you time and money in the hiring process.

Want to hire a grad?

Contact Jimmy Stewart 410-821-0351 Ext. 115 or

What our students and employers say:

Funding for Project JumpStart is provided by state and local government, private foundations, as well as individual and corporate donors. 

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