Brookline Trade Up
Trade Up is a manual arts program designed to introduce high school students to the world of green construction. Participating teens receive an up-close introduction to carpentry and other trades, which concludes with the construction of a small house at the Brookline Teen Center. At the end of the program, those who show the most promise and drive can earn paid summer internships with Byggmeister and other participating contractors.
Byggmeister collaborated with Brookline Highschool, the Brookline Teen Center and Climate Action Brookline to create Trade Up as a means to develop the next generation of sustainable construction workers. Byggmeister is honored to play a leadership role in the program, spearheading outreach to local contractors, serving as instructors, and hosting summer interns.