Project JumpStart

What is Project JumpStart?

JumpStart is a comprehensive, 14-week construction-training program for Prince George’s County residents with a high school diploma or GED. Experienced teachers introduce students to the basics in plumbing, carpentry and electrical trades. Students also complete OSHA-10, become First Aid/CPR certified, and receive financial coaching and driver’s education. More than 70 percent of students are placed in careers that lead to high wages and apprenticeships.

ABC of Metro Washington is proud to partner with Project JumpStart to provide classes designed to model a real job site and provide students with hands-on experience. With a focus on accountability, skills familiarization and mathematics, graduates are ready for entry-level work on any construction site and the opportunity to become further educated via apprenticeship.

Why Hire a Project JumpStart Graduate?

JumpStart gives graduates a full-spectrum of career preparation. Through hands-on training, the development of math skills and high-performance standards, students develop basic skills to do the job right and learn how to meet the expectations of a future employer.

JumpStart’s placement services ensure your company receives a qualified, job-ready employee. Recommending only qualified candidates, JumpStart saves you time and money in the hiring process.

Want to hire a grad? Contact Kate McShane 410-821-0351 ext. 115 or

Mike Rowe Talks with JumpStart Graduates in Baltimore

Program Schedule

April 4
  Orientation / Intro & Const. Trades Employability 
April 6   Orientation / Intro & Const. Trades Employability
April 11, 13, 18, 20 & 25 
  Construction Math and Measurements
April 27
  OSHA 10
May 2   OSHA 10 
May 4    OSHA 10
May 9 & 11 
  First Aid / CPR
May 16   Hand Tools & Power Tools
May 18   Hand Tools & Power Tools Hands-on
May 23 & 25 
  Carpentry Hands-on
May 30
  Carpentry Hands-on
June 1, 6 & 8
  Mechanical Hands-on
June 13, 15 & 20     Electrical Hands-on
June 22   Complete Hands-on Projects and Clean-up
June 27   Personal Finance
June 29   Program Warp-up with Contractor Talks
July 4   NO CLASS
July 6   Math Overview and Test
July 11      Graduation