JumpStart: Baltimore's Premier Construction Training Program

What is JumpStart: 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.

Got questions? Contact our program manager Matt Stubbs at 410-234-8931 or matt@jotf.org or case manager Donna Carolina at 443-986-9046


Why 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


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Support for the program comes from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Open Society Institute - Baltimore.

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