CAP Schools

What is a CAP school?

CAP is short for Construction Apprenticeship Preparation. These public schools provide students with hands-on learning opportunities in the construction building trades career fields while using the Multi Craft Core Curriculum (MC3). The MC3 is a nationally recognized, comprehensive apprenticeship-readiness training curriculum.

According to North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Minnesota leads the nation with our Construction Apprenticeship Preparation (CAP) Schools. Your local CAP school offers a pathway towards a construction career. A CAP school specializes in construction career-focused learning (such as welding, solar, plumbing and carpentry) that provides training opportunities for you including hands-on skills
practice, guest speakers, field trips, and overall industry awareness. Each school offers different courses and opportunities.

It takes a team to get a project done. The Construction Careers Foundation (CCF), Minneapolis and St. Paul Building Trades Councils, Union Training Centers, community groups, construction owners and contractors, and government agencies support your Minnesota CAP schools.

The list of Minnesota schools offering construction apprenticeship readiness programing is increasing each year. As of publication the following schools are participating as a premier CAP school.

Not enrolled at a CAP school? Ask your guidance counselor or a Construction Careers Pathways Team Member what options are available near you. (Click link to form)