Merit Apprenticeship Program   
Building tomorrow's workforce 


The mission of the Build Your Future initiative is to narrow the skills gap by guiding America's youth and displaced workers into opportunities for advanced education and training, that lead to long-term rewarding careers in construction. 
The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) is the agency responsible for promoting, developing and servicing registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and provides its members a=with an opportunity to succeed. ABC has 72 Chapters nationwide including U.S. territories, representing 22,000 merit shop firms.
The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is the largest construction trade association in the Commonwealth, representing over 475 local general contractor, subcontractor, supplier and associate companies. These companies employ more than 24,000 workers throughout Massachusetts. ABC's Massachusetts Chapter also operates the Merit Apprenticeship Program.
The mision of the Gould Construction Institute (GCI) is to provide high-quality construction training that prepares individuals for gainful employment and long-term opportunities in the construction industry. GCI offers construction training to educate our current workforce and develop the next generation of trained craftspeople in: General Construction, Safety Training, Trade Specific Apprenticeship Programs, Professional Development and Project Management Programs.