Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Dec
2016
15

Rowan University and Building Trades Open Door to Online Education

Rowan University and Building Trades Open Door to Online Education
  One of the primary goals of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the group representing hundreds of thousands of skilled workers from more than a dozen trades, is to boost apprenticeship and training nationwide. They invest handsomely in these efforts in myriad ways. One of their more recent, forward-thinking approaches has...
Dec
2016
6

Welcome Words: LiUNA’s Toronto Local Offering Training, Testing in New Members’ Native Languages

Welcome Words: LiUNA's Toronto Local Offering Training, Testing in New Members' Native Languages
  Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 506 in Toronto is doing its part to reach out to immigrant workers. For some members, that includes training and testing in their native language.  “If we get a call for a specific training need, even something we don’t offer all the time, we’ll organize it [&hellip...
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Oct
2016
28

Boston She Party: Percentage of Women Filling Beantown Apprenticeship Positions Outpaces Nation

Boston She Party: Percentage of Women Filling Beantown Apprenticeship Positions Outpaces Nation
  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter set a goal for women to hold 6.9% of work hours in the construction industry by 1982. Fast forward nearly 40 years and we aren’t even close. The national average sits somewhere between two and three percent. But there is cause for optimism, and one bright spot is Boston’s [&hellip...
Sep
2016
28

With Building Trades Unions as Partners, Bridgeport to Capitalize on USDOL’s YouthBuild Grant

With Building Trades Unions as Partners, Bridgeport to Capitalize on USDOL's YouthBuild Grant
  An employment agency in Bridgeport, Connecticut called The WorkPlace has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for a YouthBuild program. The program offers education, counseling, and job skills to people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are unemployed. It was created by the USDOL in the early [&hellip...
Sep
2016
23

“Our motivation in this partnership is quite simple. We see tremendous value in the diversification of our workforce.”

  In Alberta, Canada, a job creation partnership between Women Building Futures (WBF), North West Redwater Partnership (NWR), and the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre is putting women to work in the trades. Seven carpenter-slash-scaffolder apprentices who graduated from the WBF program began work at the NWR Sturgeon Refinery in August:...
Sep
2016
7

Grant Will Further Efforts of Hartford Foundation, Building Trades, to Train Women and Minorities

Grant Will Further Efforts of Hartford Foundation, Building Trades, to Train Women and Minorities
  The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has offered a three-year, $296,714 grant to the Jobs Funnel Women in Construction and Licensed Trades Training and Placement Project, run by Capital Workforce Partners. The grant aims to offer more women and minorities the opportunity to pursue careers in the construction trades: This new project is...
Aug
2016
3

Oregon’s Measure 98 Primed to Pump Hundreds of Millions Into Skilled Trades Training for Young People

Oregon's Measure 98 Primed to Pump Hundreds of Millions Into Skilled Trades Training for Young People
  This November, Oregon will be voting on whether or not to approve a ballot measure that would put career and technical education (CTE) in all high schools. The goal of the measure is to engage potentially underachieving students and demonstrate the range of career options available to them after high school. Oregon has one [&hellip...
Jul
2016
28

Building Trades Partner Up for Apprenticeship Program in Renewable Energy Sector

Building Trades Partner Up for Apprenticeship Program in Renewable Energy Sector
  North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) are trying to make it a little easier being green. The two organizations have teamed up to create an apprenticeship program centered around investments in renewable energy. As the economy moves toward energy efficiency, both...
Jul
2016
20

1000s Camp Out in NYC for Chance to become Plumbers Union Apprentice

1000s Camp Out in NYC for Chance to become Plumbers Union Apprentice
  Hundreds of young men camped out on the streets of New York City last weekend waiting for applications to the Plumbers Union Apprenticeship Program in Queens. The applications were distributed on Monday morning to the first 1,000 people in line. The immense popularity of the program meant not everyone could get their hands on one: Signs...
Apr
2016
27

Apprenticeship thriving in NY, FL: “This is the kind of job where you can go a lot of different places.”

Apprenticeship thriving in NY, FL:
  The five-year apprenticeship program that is jointly run by the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of New York and Steamfitters Local 638 was recently honored for its contributions to the workforce of New York City and its efforts to improve the region’s environmental stability.  An award was presented to the program at the second...
Apr
2016
11

“Life-Changing” Conference Introduces Building Trades to 400 Young Women from Massachusetts

  Over 400 young women from 18 different high schools participated in the first Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair, held at the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 in Dorchester.  The encouraging event was organized by the Massachusetts Girls in Trade Advisory Group, made...
Feb
2016
19

LiUNA Center Announces 250+ Apprentices Turned Journeymen in ’15; 1,600 All Time

  The LiUNA-affiliated Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center has announced that 272 men and women graduated from apprenticeship to journeyman status in 2015.  To do so, each participant logged 240 hours of classroom instruction and at least 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.  A total of 1,600 apprentices have graduated from the program...