Trade Up

Build Your Future!
Get your GED® diploma and prepare for a career in the building trades!

  • Paid stipend
  • FREE GED Preparation class at Literacy Pittsburgh
  • Computer lending
  • Paid GED test fee
  • FREE Introduction to the Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Training at Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania 
  • Guaranteed entry to trade apprenticeship program upon successful completion
  • 18+ years of age
  • Social Security card
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Willing to submit a background and drug screening
  • Some prior work experience preferred
  • Legally eligible for employment in the U.S.
  • Successful program interview
To apply for Trade Up, call 412-350-9920 or email

Trade Up is a collaboration of Literacy Pittsburgh and Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

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