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APPRENTICE READINESS CERTIFICATE: 40 HOUR

The Ecotone ‘Resilient Toolbox Training’ Series

While the Ecotone experience varies for each individual, apprentice readiness ‘basic’ training always begins on our foundational training program: the ‘Resilient Toolbox Training Series.’ Apprentices start by building their toolbox and a series of hand tools, entirely out of salvaged materials and in available workspaces. While apprentices work hard to create the physical tools they need to build up their community, we reinforce core values and ‘tools’ for approaching creative adaptation to urban challenges. The idea is to equip young people with a toolbox full of the physical and symbolic tools they will need to proactively create something new or improved in their neighborhood using materials and resources that are readily available. Additionally, the skills required to make these tools are advanced introductory classic carpentry, skills that can be applied to gainful employment in almost any major city in the world today. Thus, finishing our ARC 40 program is a comprehensive experience in assertive resiliency training. 

ARC Training

ARC 40

The Ecotone apprentice program has evolved into two parts; the first part is the apprentice readiness certificate program (ARC 40) at our shop in Brooklyn. The apprentice readiness training is an opportunity for young people to come from anywhere with any level of experience who seek introductory skilled trade training. We focus our lessons on the hard and soft skills required for a career in the design or building trades. Trainees have to show up on time, work hard, learn and follow safe work practices, gain command over essential hand tools and construction techniques. 

The purpose of this training is to level young people up to a place where they are ready for a formal apprenticeship in a real-world work environment in the design and building industries in NYC. Apprentices gain a certificate that demonstrates 40 hours of hands-on, in-person instruction, working with tools, and understanding safe participation in the building trades. Completing the ARC40 also unlocks access to the next phase of Ecotone Apprenticeship Placement for the certificate recipient.

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ARC 40

ARC 40

A hands-on training experience designed to empower young people to recognize their capacity to be skilled agents of change.
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Placement

placement

Today we have apprentices in placements on major building sites in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.
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Collective

Collective

Building community takes a community, so every skill and connection is integral to building a brighter future.
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TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

"I have a long way to go on my journey to master my passions, but I am glad to have the lifelong skills and support system from Ecotone to do it with confidence."
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