Start Your Career in the Construction Trades.

The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program was launched in 2014 and has built a successful track record of connecting St. Louis metropolitan residents with the growing opportunities for living wage employment in construction. BUD is also helping to address the growing need in the construction industry for a skilled and more diverse workforce.

HIGH GRADUATION RATE

92% of those that begin the BUD Program
complete their training and graduate.

EMPLOYMENT UPON GRADUATION

82% of graduates are employed in the
construction trades upon graduation.

IMPROVING INDUSTRY DIVERSITY

In an industry where 6% of the workforce is comprised of minorities and women, BUD graduates are 21% women and 85% African American.

"THE BUD PROGRAM CHANGED MY LIFE"

The BUD program has helped more than 180 St. Louisans start careers in the construction trades. Hear from real graduates about their experience in the program.