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Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS)

The BEEMS Program is a FREE 17-week program that trains participants for a career as a maintenance technician/engineer. This hand-on course teaches the fundamentals of carpentry, plumbing, painting, electricity, and job skills needed to succeed. This course includes a “green” curriculum on energy efficiency and weatherization. Classes are held at our Innovation Center in the early evenings twice a week. Starting salaries $20-28/hour.


The next class will be in August 2024.

What will I learn?

4 Month Training Program Includes:

  • Basic carpentry, plumbing, painting, electricity and building efficiency 

  • English and Math for the maintenance industry

  • 2 evenings a week in-person training

  • Job readiness

  • OSHA 10 certificate

Where will I work?

AACA employer partners include major hospitals, hotels, property management groups, schools, and many other sectors.

How much does it cost?

BEEMS is free to low-income or dislocated workers who qualify for funding.


Job Placement

We provide direct job search assistance during training. We connect you with our employer partners and help you apply so you can start your great new career.

Job Retention

We provide two years of career support to help you move up the career ladder and help you reach your potential.


  • The program is free for low-income or dislocated workers who qualify for funding

  • 18+ years old

  • Work authorization in the U.S.

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license (preferred)

  • CORI friendly

  • You must pursue a job in the maintenance field upon completing the program.

  • Pass intake assessment

How do I apply?

Please fill out this Program Interest Form below and we will get back to you by email with the intake assessment. Once we receive your score, we will contact you about the next steps.

You can also contact or 617-426-9492 ext 310.

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