The 39th Class of Project JumpStart Graduates

Ally D'Ovidio News

On Tuesday, 16 students of Project JumpStart’s West Side program graduated. Two of the graduates have already gotten apprenticeship jobs in the industry.

Ian White, electrical apprentice with Hirsch Electric and past JumpStart graduate, spoke about his journey with Project JumpStart. Years ago, he was a living his life and earning his money on the streets of Baltimore and after his participation in the pre-apprenticeship program he started a family and has a steady job as an electrical apprentice. Ian was the example to the graduating students of what is to come and what success they can have in the industry.

Guest speaker and Project JumpStart graduate employer Barnett Carroll with Aegis Mechanical spoke to graduates. Carroll told the students this was just the beginning of a wonderful future ahead in the construction industry.

Congratulations to these graduates- you are helping build a better Baltimore!

Project Jumpstart graduates are rebuilding our communities, one job at a time. Project JumpStart provides intensive classroom and hands-on training to Baltimore City and Prince George’s County residents every year. Our mission is to train low-income city residents to enter the building trades on a construction career track that will help them advance beyond the entry-level.

To help us celebrate and support these graduates, current students, and future students, join us at the Build Baltimore Gala on February 25th at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Sign up here.