Building Trades is an umbrella term used to categorize a variety of jobs and careers related to home building, maintenance, carpentry, construction, as well as related technical fields such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors. Technical Trades and trainings refer to specific trainings and credentials that may or may not be related to building and construction. 

Throughout all of our Building & Technical Trade Pathways you’ll find an emphasis on RENEWABLE ENERGY. We are committed to providing our community and employers with the skills necessary to transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources. See our Offshore Wind Pathway for more….

Through a partnership with Upper Cape Tech as well as the Regional High School’s CTE program we are able to offer training tracks that lead to the ability to sit for the state licensure exam to become a Journeyman Electrician.

Through a partnership with Contractor Success and Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, we offer an annual prep course for sitting for the Construction Supervisor License.

Our pathways programs include:



  • Fertilizer Application Island and State Compliance & Best Practices (every Spring)
  • Pesticide Application State Compliance & Best Practices (every Spring)


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Hoisting 2A/1C License Prep

5/11/2024 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET

This class will be held IN PERSON at Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Edgartown.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Please no walk-ins! Contact if you have trouble registering here.

Our Hoisting 2-A/1-C License Prep & Renewal Course is a single 6 hour class designed to give the applicant all the information necessary to pass the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Class 2-A/1-C hoisting exam.

2-A: This license is for the operation of an excavator and also allows you to operate a backhoe, front end loader and skid steer
1-C: This license is for the operation of a forklift, rough terrain telescopic handler (lull) and knuckle booms

This course covers: Application Process, Basic Information, Walk Around Inspection Procedures, Servicing, Start up and Shut down Procedures, Utilities, Trenching, Transporting Machines, Hand Signals, Department of Public Safety, Dig Safe, OSHA


  • Students must complete state application and sign-up for their exam at least one month before the exam. Please plan accordingly.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Exams are held at the end of each month across the state.
  • The closest exam location is Taunton, MA.
  • Next available exam dates will be announced at time of class.
  • Links to informational resources will be shared during class.

About the instructor: Dan Eaton is a retired Massachusetts State Trooper and former CDL examiner. He is the owner and founder of All Phase Training, the first approved training facility offering Massachusetts Department of Public Safety’s mandatory Continuing Education Programs for license renewals.

Please note: Cancellations are accepted up to 3 days before class. Cancellations incur a $15 administration fee.

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