trades Pathway

Getting Started...



If you like working with your hands and staying active, there is a large demand for people in the trades and a wide-range of fields to study. This could be a good pathway for you if you do not feel that a four year college degree is what you are looking for.


Boston is host to a wide range of trade schools in and around the city. From entry level programs for students with no experience, to one year programs that will help get you certified as a esthetician or in carpentry, to four year apprenticeships that will get you into a local union, there are a range of options for you to EXPLORE.

Your Job Path

Apprenticeship Program



Automotive Technician


Opportunities for Training & Education

Building Pathways

Youth Build

Mass Hire Carpentry Apprenticeship

Building Mass Careers

North Bennet St. School

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics

New England Hair Academy

MassHire Automotive Technician

New England Laborers' Training Academy

Boston Plasterers and Cement Masons Local Union

North Atlantic States Regional Carpenters

Certifications You Can Start Today!