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It may be hard to believe but participation in the PACE Program is FREE! Students accepted to participate pay absolutely nothing. This even includes classroom supplies. The Builders' Exchange Education Council is committed to assisting you find and become successful in your future career!

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The P.A.C.E. Program is a comprehensive exploration of the construction industry. The Program operates one time each school semester. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Participating students attend one class each week at our classroom facility on Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 8:00p.m. for 15 weeks. Participating students are also offered a FREE O.S.H.A. ten hour safety class to be conducted on two consecutive Saturdays (5 hours each). Upon completion of the O.S.H.A. course students will receive a ten hour O.S.H.A. card. This is just another way we help you build confidence and value as a future employee! All participating students will also participate in the Fill my Toolbox Program. Please click on the toolbox program button for information on this program.

For more information on the PACE Program and what we can do to help you, click on the contact us button.

Included Curriculum

  • Introduction to Construction - Types of Construction
  • The Construction Process - How a building comes to be from idea to completion
  • Employee and Job-site ethics
  • Job Application, Resume and Interview Skills
  • Effective Listening and Communication Skills
  • O.S. H. A. Safety
  • Construction Measurement
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Trade Specific Exploration such as Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Masonry, Framing, Foundation, Drywall and Paint.

For those students wishing to further their education, we will also offer information and assistance in continuing education, internships and apprenticeship opportunities.

VIA Transportation Pass Application

The Builders' Exchange will supply students with transportation needs with VIA Bus passes. In order to receive this benefit, students must be accepted into the program. The pass is usable the entire semester they are enrolled and can be used any time for VIA transportation. This link is for the form students to complete and take with them to VIA along with their school I.D.'S. We will supply the student with a money order payable to VIA so they can obtain the semester pass.

"I had no idea what I wanted to do after high school. I am very thankful to the PACE Program for helping me make a great decision for my future!"


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Learn more about the PACE Program and find out what we can do to help.

What we have to offer

  • Assistance in Continuing Education
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Tool Box Program