The General Building Contractors Association supports two apprentice ready training programs.

Construction Apprentice Preparatory Program (CAPP)
CAPP is a training program that teaches participants the core skills required to pass the construction and building trade unions’ apprenticeship tests.

Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program (CARP)
In partnership with the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity, The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and the General Building Contractors of America, CARP is 9 week long, apprentice ready training program that gives participants math and skills training and prepares Philadelphia residents to take the Carpenters Apprenticeship Exam and begin careers in union carpentry.

For more information on apprentice ready programs, contact Angela Hendrix at