R3 is a comprehensive registered pre-apprenticeship program in the construction trades.
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.
Video made by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern PA
R3 is an 8-week registered pre-apprenticeship program in the construction trade and is comprised of three components:
Career & technical education at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center and Berks Career & Technology Center
Hands-on learning at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Woodworking Studio
Employment focused cognitive curriculum and job readiness skills delivered by BCPS staff
Participants have the ability to receive:
Up to $2,300 stipend over 8 weeks
Case Management & Mentoring for one-year post-graduation
Job search and placement assistance
Flagger and OSHA Safety Certifications
Credit toward Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone and Eastern PA Chapters PLUS select Berks Career and Technology Center Apprenticeship Programs