Connecticut State

Building Trades Training Institute

Dedicated to Preparing a Trained & Skilled Workforce

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Readiness Training

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Our Mission

Founded by the CT State Building Trades Council in 2022, The CT Building Trades Training Institute (BTTI) is a construction readiness program that will prepare CT residents interested in applying for and/or entering into a registered union apprenticeship; especially those from historically marginalized populations such as females, returning citizens, veterans, communities of color and opportunity youth.

Building your Path


The following are required for participation in the program.

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid CT state driver’s license OR CT State Learner's Permit.
  • Be physically capable of doing construction work.
  • Be drug free.
  • Have reliable transportation.

Program specifics:

  • 40 total hours/1 week (Monday thru Friday) 7am-3:30pm
  • Program is unpaid but supportive services are available.
  • All materials are paid for, there is no cost to the student.
  • Students can earn various construction certifications and trainings including:
    • First Aid/CPR
    • OSHA 10
    • Aerial/Scissor Lift
    • Flagging
    • Construction Math
    • Introduction to the Trades
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Earn it, while you learn it! Combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction and be paid to participate!

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How to Apply

For more information about the program or to fill out an application please call the BTTI at 860-200-1545. Applications can be filled out in person by appointment.

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CT State Building Trades Training Institute Flow of Services

Supportive Services Available: Stipends, Training, Work Gear, and Tools.

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Leading The Way In Building & Civil Construction!

CSBTTI provides the training and the access to the exciting and rewarding careers available in the unionized construction industry. Our graduates are not only helping to shape Connecticut—they are building bright futures.

Contact us today to start your career in the Unionized Building and Construction Trades!

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Performance Metrics and Community Impact

With an outstanding rate of success, including a placement rate of 86%, the BTTI is creating a stronger locally based workforce who take pride in rejuvenating their Connecticut communities with a diverse workforce representative of the community.


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