Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS)

Building Maintenance Training Program

The BEEMS Program is a 22-week long program that trains participants for a career as a maintenance worker/engineer. It teaches the fundamentals of carpentry, plumbing, painting, electricity, appliance repair, and cleaning plus English, math, and basic computers. This course includes a new “green” curriculum on energy efficiency and weatherization. The course includes a five-week internship.

What will I learn?

22 Week Training Course Includes:

  • Hands-on training
  • English for the maintenance industry
  • Construction math
  • Computers tuition
  • Job readiness training
  • Job placement assistance at the end of the program

How much does it cost?

BEEMS may be free to low-income or dislocated workers who qualify for funding. The cost without funding is $7,200.


Job placement

Connect with dozens of prospective employers over the course of the program. When you complete the program, our employment specialists work with you to place you in a job.

Job retention

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


  • Program may be free for low-income or dislocated workers who qualify for funding – $7,200 if you do not qualify
  • Must pass basic English, math, and writing tests
  • GED / High School diploma
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license (preferred)

How do I apply?

English, math, and writing tests are required for admission, as well as an interview. You will need to come to an information and testing session at AACA in downtown Boston.

Testing sessions are held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Check the calendar or the “Upcoming AACA Classes & Testing Sessions” list to the right of this page to see what date the next testing session will be. Please arrive on time and allow 2½ hours for testing.

Course Schedule

Classes take place 5 days a week, 20 hours per week.
The Class meets Monday – Friday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in Downtown Boston.
BEEMS now has five start dates a year in order to meet clients’ needs. Please contact Program Coordinator Maureen Moreira for new dates at


Recruitment Coordinator
(617) 426-9492 x214

To learn more about how to apply, please fill out the Program Interest Form in the Program section on our app or website.

AACA Program Interest Form



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