GCI, the training affiliate to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCMA), is proud to offer CONTREN craft training; standardized training programs for the construction and maintenance industry. For more than a decade,  CONTREN has been a leader in construction training. 

CONTREN Provides:
  • Standardized Training
  • Proven Performance in Craft Training

Licensed: Fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Professional Licensure / Office of Private Occupational School Education.

Approvals: The Gould Construction Institute is approved by the following: National Bureau of Apprenticeship Training; Board of Massachusetts Electrical Examiners; Department of Public Safety; the Board of State of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters; Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians and Sprinklerfitters and the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers.

Instruction: Provided by State certified trade instructors and industry professionals.

Registered Apprentices:
Companies and employees may participate in state approved apprenticeship programs and utilize GCI courses to fulfill related instruction requirements. Firms seeking to train apprentices in courses not listed in this catalog may contact GCI. In the event a specific trade program is not offered in your area, the staff will assist in the development of a state approved in-house training program. Standards of apprenticeship approved by the Department of Labor & Industries currently include the following trades:  * Bricklayer / Cement Mason * Carpentry * Concrete Finishing * Construction Craft Laborer * Electrical * Glazing * Heavy Equipment * HVAC * Insulation * Ironworking * Masonry * Painting * Pile Driving * Pipefitting * Plumbing * Roofing * Sheet Metal * Sprinkler Fitting