Every person’s voice should be heard – and having our community’s interests strongly represented will help secure more resources for our neighborhood.
· Community Job Fairs – Since 2014, MPDC Job Fairs have connected employers with a diverse population of applicants from all skill levels. Our mission is to help contractors and local businesses excel by attracting and retaining Boston’s best talent.
· OSHA Classes – MPDC hosts OSHA-10 & OSHA-30 classes for pre-qualified applicants interested in building trades employment opportunities. Many employers have taken advantage of MPDC’s OSHA-10 classes over the last four years, such as Metro Equipment Corporation, Suffolk Construction, and City of Boston’s BRJP Office.
· Applicant Referral Pool – MPDC has worked with several employment hubs to help find employment for Greater Boston residents. Our current updated database houses over 800 Greater Boston applicants with diverse experience, skillset, and background.
· Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises Development – MPDC offers assistance to Minority and Women-owned contracting firms with back-office support/training; business development, payroll submission and ongoing technical support. MPDC’s Workforce Development program is able to pre-screen and refer MWBE contractors to general contractors and developers in the City.
· Hands-On Workforce Training – MPDC hosts Saturday workshops to prepare applicants for MPDC Job Fairs and/or interview sessions offering tips and techniques to prepare them. Job seekers are coached on skills such as interviewing, elevator pitches, resume writing, and more.
Our goal is to recruit 50+ participants and graduate 20 over the course of one year.
Following the Core Curriculum model designed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), participants will gain the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he/she chooses.
Students will be introduced and/or trained in the following:
• OSHA-10 (certification)
• Basic Construction Math (fractions/measurement)
• Introduction to Hand/Power Tools
• Reading Building Plans/Construction Drawings
• Intro to Masonry, Flooring, Painting and Fire Protection and other trades
• Complete employment applications, resume writing, and mock interviews
MT2T.org brings an interactive virtual classroom into people’s homes and builds their skills in the construction and building trades, which will create a larger pool of qualified, trained residents to meet Greater Boston’s growing demands construction industry. MPDC is aiming to position all projects, particularly in the Roxbury neighborhood, to exceed the demands of the Boston Residents Jobs Policy and to create future leaders within the construction industry. MPDC has adapted its Workforce Diversity & Development Program to an online platform for adult learners seeking opportunities to gain the essential skills needed for entry-level positions within Boston’s growing construction industry.