ABC MA Building Our Future Scholarship

Applications are now available for the 2021 Building Our Future Scholarship!

The Building Our Future Scholarship was established by the ABC MA Board of Directors to develop future talent for the construction industry. The Building Our Future Scholarship Fund has been approved by the IRS as a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization.

The Building Our Future Scholarship was established by the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC to help develop the future talent of the construction industry by providing financial assistance to worthy candidates pursuing a post secondary education in construction.

Open to any student who meets one (or more) of the following criteria:
  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in construction
  • Enrolled in a formal construction training program from a licensed provider
  • Registered in a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in the construction industry

 Applications are due June 25, 2021 and will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee of the Building Our Future Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Training Courses

OSHA-10 Hour for Construction
Thursdays, June 10 & 17, 2021 - 3PM-8PM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Crew Leader
Saturdays, June 19 & 26, 2021 - 5PM-8PM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Sheet Metal Prep for Exam
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 8AM-11AM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

First Aid/CPR
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5PM-8PM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Safety Systems for Fall Hazards
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 4PM-7PM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Hot Work Safety Certification for MA
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 5PM-8PM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Foundations of Math 1
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 8AM-11AM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)

Foundations of Math 2
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 8AM-11AM
(Course to be held at the GCI Woburn Office)
Reminder: The new website format has changed the way we will register for GCI courses going forward. The registration page will first ask you to fill in your contact information, then will require you to select your course of choice. You must enter your company information to redeem any ABC Member discounts.
This Week's Poll!
Most Iconic Boston Sports Athlete
Bobby Orr
Tom Brady
Larry Bird
David Ortiz
Bill Russell
Doug Flutie
David Bourque
Last Week's Poll Results
ON-DEMAND Online Courses
At your own pace!

MA Virtual Hot Work Safety Certification - $35.00
Earn your MA Hot Work Safety Certification with this virtual course from Gould Construction Institute.

Goals of Training – As a result of taking this class, participants will be able to
  • Understand the principles of Hot Work.
  • Explain the types of activities that are classified as Hot Work.
  • Explain how to keep a Hot Work site safe.
Intro to Construction - $149.00
This 6 lesson construction training program teaches a range of topics to prepare workers for different fields in the construction industry. Beginning with trades safety this program covers liner and distance measurement; fractions, percentages, proportions, and angles; common hand tools; and power cutting tools.
Career Readiness Bootcamp - $179.00
Career Readiness Bootcamp consists of 10 lessons and is focused on helping you sharpen nine soft skills employers value. This program is designed to keep you moving forward with fun and engaging curriculum.

Key skills covered:
• Integrity
• Professionalism
• Respect
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Planning & Organizing
• Decision Making & Problem Solving
• Customer Focus
• Working with Tools & Technology
Blueprint Reading - $229.00
The Blueprint Reading programs teach learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this 14 lesson program include:
• Introduction to Print Reading
• Print-Reading Symbols & Abbreviations
• Dimensioning & Tolerancing
• Print Reading Applications
• Building Drawings
• Electronic Drawings
• Hydraulic & Pneumatic Drawings
• Piping: Drawings, Materials & Parts
• Welding Symbols
• Sheet Metal Basics
• Sketching
• Elements of Print Reading
• Reading Shop Prints
• Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
• Electrical Blueprint Reading
Online career development training classes are still available
through our partnerships with:
Penn Foster: Resources can be found HERE
Wentworth Institute of Technology: Resources can be found HERE

ABC MA is offering construction industry related webinars weekly. 
ABC's event calendar can be found HERE.

If there is a particular training that you are interested in providing your employees,
please contact:

Jeff Cournoyer, Education Coordinator-
We will work with our partners to see if we can provide online training program options to help keep your employees engaged and learning while social distancing.