In partnership with the College of Southern Maryland, Building Paths consists of both construction pre-apprenticeship credentialing and professional development training. The program is designed to ensure participants are equipped with the technical know-how to enter the construction and skilled trades field through a job or apprenticeship program.
The skilled trades continue to have a high demand for workers, while people with disabilities remain underemployed, pointing to a natural solution – leveraging the untapped potential and talent of people with disabilities while creating an opportunity for meaningful employment.
Since 1996, the Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has helped millions of Americans find jobs and produced over $1 billion in tax savings to employers who hire people with disabilities. Through this program, Melwood can help employers maximize this added benefit while working with people with disabilities to launch their careers.