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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 and

 technical education at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center and Berks Career and Technology Center

48 hours

of hands on experience working at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Woodshop

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