Our Focus

The Building2Learn Consortium (B2L) focuses on skilled trades pre-apprenticeship training by designing Productivity Centers and Passion Projects in partnership with industry leaders and innovative schools. The goal is to produce equitable paths to lifelong employability for students and a sustainable pipeline of diverse talent for skilled trades and manufacturing careers.

Our multi-school model of STEM and skilled-trades training challenges students to develop technical skills, academic proficiency, a practical code of ethics and career plans as they learn to use tools safely in real work environments. By completing and exhibiting practical, enjoyable building projects, students take ownership of their learning. Teachers work closely with industry experts to deliver instruction that yields measurable, industry standards-based performance.

Our Approach

Industry-Driven, Principled Collaboration: The Way Adults Work with One Another Models What We Want Students to Learn

Industry-driven means we can name the industries and employers who are asking for the innovation and willing to validate outcomes we deliver. We specify and describe industry involvement in design, delivery, assessment and continuous improvement.