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 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.


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 become licensed via apprenticeship.

Applying to JumpStart

Baltimore City residents 18 years of age or older interested in becoming JumpStart students are required to apply in person, pass a basic math test, and be drug free.

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

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. 

Stay Up to Date

Stay up to date on policy issues and the latest research and reports.

Featured Items

JOTF Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2018 Maryland General Assembly came and went with full force during this election year,…

Read More

The Criminalization of Poverty: How to Break the Cycle Through Policy Reform in Maryland

In August 2016, the United States Department of Justice issued a report following its…

Read More

Priced Out: Making College More Affordable for Low-Income Marylanders

By 2025, Maryland leaders want to ensure that at least 55 percent of state…

Read More
From Our Blog
Aug 6, 2018

It’s Expensive to be Poor, and in Maryland, it’s also a Crime

Poverty, not crime, drags an astounding amount of Marylanders into the criminal justice system. Whether it be through debt, lack of access to resources, income volatility, or a combination of each, our poorest communities are caught in a cycle of… Read More