Posts Tagged ‘Pipefitters’

Nov
2016
16

CPS Partners with Trade Unions to Launch High School Training Program for Chicago’s Youth

CPS Partners with Trade Unions to Launch High School Training Program for Chicago's Youth
  Chicago Public Schools and Dunbar Career Academy have launched the Windy City’s first comprehensive high school program for students interested in entering the construction trades. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not afraid the program will discourage students’ higher educations aspirations so much as it will offer options to students for...
Sep
2016
9

Man’s Fight to End Youth Homelessness Reveals Pipefitters Union Secret: Extensive Charitable Efforts

Man's Fight to End Youth Homelessness Reveals Pipefitters Union Secret: Extensive Charitable Efforts
  Joe Roberts, CEO of the multimedia company Mindware Design Communications, is pushing a shopping cart across Canada. He is doing it as part of a charity initiative called The Push For Change. His goal is to end youth homelessness. Roberts, who was formerly homeless himself, has seen an outpouring of support across Canada. But no one...
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Aug
2016
25

Sierra Club, IL Pipe Trades Pen Op-Ed to Heighten Awareness of Lead’s Danger to U.S. Health

Sierra Club, IL Pipe Trades Pen Op-Ed to Heighten Awareness of Lead's Danger to U.S. Health
  The Illinois Sierra Club and the Illinois Pipe Trades Association formed an encouraging alliance this week. In an opinion piece for Crain’s, the two organizations teamed up to highlight the dangers posed by lead piping and the importance of identifying and removing it immediately. “There is lead in the water of many cities,...
Dec
2015
9

Pair of NY Military Vets Exemplify Power of Union Apprenticeship Through Helmets to Hardhats

  The Times-Ledger recently featured a pair of Queens, NY Iraq War veterans who transitioned to civilian life through steamfitter apprenticeships in the Helmets to Hardhats program.  The program places military veterans and military members in union apprenticeship programs. Matthew Bargellini and Louis Gonzalez are now in the midst of a...
Oct
2014
7

Houston Pipefitters Union Prepares for Apprenticeship Boom

Houston Pipefitters Union Prepares for Apprenticeship Boom
  In Houston, Texas the demands of the pipefitting industry are leading to new opportunities for apprentices where Local Pipefitters Union 211 is seeking a slew of new applicants.  Assistant Business Manager Bryan Edwards laid out the benefits of their program for the Houston Chronicle. He explains the skills that are learned when...