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Rebuilding, Reentrants, & Reading Program Overview

A comprehensive registered pre-apprenticeship program in the construction trades supported through a U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Training Grant, the County of Berks and grants from the Berks County Workforce Development Board and PA Labor & Industry

Each 8 week cohort of R3 provides participants with:

53 hours

of an evidenced based cognitive curriculum delivered by

BCPS staff

40 hours

career & technical education at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center

48 hours

of hands on experience working on Habitat for Humanity & Neighborhood 

Housing Services 

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R3 utilizes best practices to transform participants’ lives by improving employment outcomes and reducing recidivism. BCPS created this comprehensive program model that utilizes best practices in reentry programming and career & technical education.

Participants also receive:

Case Management

Mentoring

CPR, Flagger, and OSHA Safety certifications

42 hours of additional workforce preparation, support, job placement and retention assistance