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 

Properties*

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

*Since the program’s inception in October 2017, participants have contributed 8,600 hours to Habitat for Humanity and Neighborhood Housing Services.

74% are currently employed

93% have not recidivated

(As of 4th Quarter 2019)

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601

1-484-260-3860