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Amos Carpentry & Maintenance Training Program

Skill Building + Community + Education = Employment

The Amos Carpentry and Maintenance Training was launched in 2007 to assist men and women who were unemployed to gain skills and vital certifications in the construction, maintenance, and carpentry industries.

Our curriculum is nationally recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). In addition to learning the basics of carpentry, students receive OSHA-10 and OSHA-40 certification, lead renovator/remodeler training, mold and pest removal training and deconstruction experience. The program is 16 weeks and accepts men and women who are unemployed or underemployed.

All students receive contextualized educational supports in both literacy and math and work with Amos House's Financial Opportunity Center staff to address financial education and goals.

During their training, students are placed in area industry internships to receive additional hands-on experience. Amos House provides support throughout the program to ensure that the students have what they need to graduate. Each year, approximately 50 men and women graduate and enter the New England workforce.

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"I've been working on crews doing odd jobs for years, but without formal training and OSHA certifications, I could never get anything but under the table work. Since graduating from this program, I've been employed as a part of a school maintenance crew and have steady income and benefits." – Paul, ACT graduate