Launched in 2006, the Railroad Street Apprenticeship Program (RAP) matches the inspirations of young people to the resources of the community, creating a successful model of community collaboration.

RAP is designed to meet the unmet vocational and educational needs of South Berkshire youth and prepare them for the workplace. Over 450 young people from South County have participated in one of RSYP’s Apprenticeship programs, gaining valuable skills and experience and, in many cases, a job opportunity with a local area business.

All apprentices are FREE! They run 6-8 weeks, from 3-5PM one day per week. RSYP offers rides. Individual apprenticeships are also available, just let us know what you are interested in!

Current and past programs:
Culinary Arts, Baking, Gardening, Interior Design, Art and Design, Naturalist and Tracking, Coding, Cosmetology, Theater, Contemporary Art, Fashion Design