The following courses have been approved by the MA. Department of Public Safety to meet the Continuing Education requirements for unlimited CSL holders:

“Hazard Communication & Chemical Safety”

“2012 IECC Residential Provisions”

While the requirement is for 12 credit hours each of these classes are 8 hours and must be attended in full. You may register now online. Locations and seating is limited. Participants should bring their CSL card with them to class!

For further questions regarding your CSL renewal please visit:  http://www.mass.gov/eopss/consumer-prot-and-bus-lic/license-type/csl/construction-supervisor-license.html



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The Building Trades Employer’s Association-2019 Scholarship for Carpenters enrolled at Wentworth is now available!

The Building Trades Employer’s Association-2019 Scholarship for carpenters enrolled at the Wentworth Insitute of Technology through the New England Regional Council of Carpenters is now available. The application can be accessed here: Wentworth Scholarship

Interested applicants must complete the application IN FULL and mail it with a copy of current grades to the BTEA POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2019.

Building Trades Employer’s Association
100 Grossman Drive Suite 300
Braintree, MA 02184

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Welding Practice and Testing

PLEASE NOTE, THE WELDING SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON SAT. 5/25 IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY .   June 8th will be the next Saturday class.

Just a reminder that the welding shops in Boston and Millbury are open for practice and testing on the following schedule:

Boston- Wednesday evenings- 4:30-8PM  and

2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 7AM-3PM (must arrive before 11 AM)

Millbury– Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5-9PM


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NEW- Career Path Training Program

New in 2019,  the NECTF will be making available certain skill enhancement classes that, when combined,  will offer members a unique career path type training. Members will be able to take any class, at any time, however it is strongly suggested that the classes be taken in the order they are scheduled to insure preparedness for the foreman training at the end. This path is designed to assist members wishing to further their career and meet the expectations of contractors when the opportunity arises. The classes are based on 24 hours of training for each class. They will be run at our Boston and Millbury facilities (and at some point, other facilities.) Our interior system training has been chosen to begin this program.  Other areas of our trade are being developed. Boston classes will be held on 8 nights and run in 3 hour increments.  Millbury classes will be held on three (3) consecutive Saturdays,  8 hours each day.   Our website will be updated with the latest class information as soon as it becomes available. These classes will have a (CP) at the end of their name to differentiate them and our normal skill enhancement classes.

The list of classes is available below:
Intro to Metal Stud (CP) – March
Drywall Productivity (CP) – April
Soffit Training (CP) – May
Print Reading/Layout (CP) – TBD
Interior Finish (CP) – TBD
Doors and Hardware (CP) – TBD
Interior Systems Foreman Training (CP)- TBD

The NECTF is committed to provide the best training possible for our members and contractors.

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CSL Continuing Education- updated

The next round of CSL Continuing Ed classes is expected to begin in August, pending the state approval of our curriculum submission.  Scheduled classes for the current cycle have concluded as of 5/30/19.

The classes below were approved for the 2 year cycle from July 2017- June 2019.

  1. CS-6104 Accessibility & Barrier Free Construction: 521 CMR  This is an (8) hour course from the ITC that has been approved for (6) credit hours as follows:                                                                                                                                      Code Review (4) hours                                                                                               Business Practices (1)hour                                                                                                  Elective (1) hour
  2. CS-6106 Hot Works Safety  This is a (4) hour course approved for Workplace Safety (4) credit hours. *If you have previously taken this course you will have a certificate available in Dorchester for your pick up.
  3. CS-6107 Transition to 9th Edition and Energy Code  This is a (6) hour course approved for renewal as follows:                                                                    Code Review (3) hours                                                                                                           Energy Review (3) hours

As has been explained in the past: the renewal requirements are for 12 “credit hours not 12 “classroom” hours.  Each class must be completed in entirety to receive the certificate from the NECTF. See the MA. Dept. of Public Safety for further details.







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2018 National Apprenticeship Week


National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long event highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.


There are many ways to participate in the National Apprenticeship Week movement. Examples include:

  • Apprentice Graduations
  • Business Open Houses
  • High School Career Fairs
  • Apprenticeship Signing Days
  • Skills Competitions
  • Industry Roundtable Events

Check out the NAW 2017 Report and Flyer for more ideas on how to get involved.

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