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Division of Professional Licensure

Office of Private Occupational School Education

License to Operate A Private Occupational School

License Number : 13100146

The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCMA) is the largest construction trade association in the Commonwealth, representing over 400 local general contractor, subcontractor, supplier and associate companies. These companies employ more than 22,000 workers throughout Massachusetts. 

The Merit Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a training coalition of merit shop contractors that have joined together to train individuals interested in pursuing careers in the construction trades. Training not only strengthens our companies, but also builds the future workforce we in construction so desperately need. 


Turn To The Gould Construction Institute
For High Quality, Cost-Effective Training.

GCI offers construction training to educate YOUR current work force and develop the next generation of trained craftspeople in:

  • General Construction
  • Safety Training
  • Trade-Specific Apprenticeship Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management Programs

Seven Locations Available!

North Adams

Use your G.I. Bill Benefits for Education and Training.

GCI has a state approved program for the G.I. Bill educational benefits under Titles 38 and 10 of the United States Code.
Call GCI for more information.

Please note that GCI is in compliance with Executive Order 13607 - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.

On Oct. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Galassi issued a memorandumon Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. The memo provides interim enforcement guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the standard, stating:

Effective Oct. 23, 2017, OSHA will fully enforce all appropriate provisions of the Silica in Construction Standard. This memorandum will serve as interim enforcement guidance while the standard's companion compliance directive is proceeding through the review process. It will expire when the compliance directive becomes effective and available to the field.

The Interim Enforcement Guidance memo follows the Sept. 20 memorandum, issued by Galassi, that announced a 30-day enforcement phase-in to offer compliance assistance to employers making good faith efforts to comply.