JumpStart

Baltimore’s Premier Construction Training Program

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 JumpStart?

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 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

Application sessions are held at 9 a.m. on Fridays at:
Our Daily Bread Employment Center, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, 21202

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

Reach a Project Manager

Got questions?

Contact our program manager Matt Stubbs at 410-234-8931 or matt@jotf.org or please visit: http://projectjumpstarttraining.org/

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 Kate McShane 410-821-0351 ext. 115 or kmcshane@jumpstarttraining.org

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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