About Us

First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship  Training Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that prepares under-represented, unemployed, low income, minorities, women, and other individuals to take the Apprenticeship Qualifying Test. Equally important, First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship ensures that participants are trained in the life skills required to get and maintain a job in the building and construction skilled trades. On completion of training, graduates become eligible for employment opportunities such as;

  • Laborer Craft
  • Construction Electrical
  • Masonry / Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Manufacturing
  • Ironworker
  • Plumbing


Interpersonal skills are just as important for employees to succeed in the construction fields. First Choices focus on life skills to ensure our apprenticeships are great employers and teammates.

Soft Skills

Building relationships with supervisors and co-workers
Diversity in the workplace
Communicate Effectively
Team building skills
Resolve conflict
Manage finances and stress
Sober living

Construction Skills

Construction Technology / Building Maintenance
Safety / Fall Prevention
CPR / First Aid
Construction Math
Blueprint Reading
Hands-on workshop
Lead-Safe Renovator
Prepare Participants for the apprenticeship qualifying test