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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:
EDUCATION, TAKE ACTION!, UNION HQ
  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...
Mar
2016
8

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession
CALIFORNIA, EDUCATION, WOMEN
  An article in the Orange County Register has highlighted the growing number of apprenticeships in California.  The trend is being spurred by a perfect storm of construction needs and an aging workforce.  A push from state and federal agencies to promote apprenticeship programs as an alternative to a four-year degree has had an impact as...
Feb
2016
3

Helmets to Hardhats Helping Veterans Begin Sheet Metal Apprenticeships at Higher Clip as Demand Climbs

Helmets to Hardhats Helping Veterans Begin Sheet Metal Apprenticeships at Higher Clip as Demand Climbs
EDUCATION, MADE IN THE USA, UNION HQ
  The Helmets to Hardhats program was recently featured in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, in a piece that describes how it has helped Wisconsin veterans bolster an aging workforce.   The program helps military service members transition to civilian life by assisting them in entering union apprenticeships.  For their investment, unions gain...
Jan
2016
13

DOL Highlights IBEW Member’s Apprenticeship Success Story Through Helmets to Hardhats Program

DOL Highlights IBEW Member's Apprenticeship Success Story Through Helmets to Hardhats Program
AROUND OUR HEADS ON THE WEB..., MADE IN THE USA, UNION HQ
  The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) blog recently featured a success story from the Helmets to Hardhats program, which connects military veterans with opportunities to begin union apprenticeships and assist their transitions to civilian life. The USDOL blog story featured Timothy Loy, who served three years in the U.S. Army, including one...
Dec
2015
22

Shaquille O’Neal Promoting Newark Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Bolster Building Trades

Shaquille O'Neal Promoting Newark Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Bolster Building Trades
EDUCATION, FEATURED, LOCAL HIRE, TAKE ACTION!, UNION HQ
  Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, together with the city of Newark, NJ, has launched a work program which will help city residents secure apprenticeships in local labor unions.  Known as Project IMPACT, the program facilitates GEDs, prepares students for aptitude tests, and develops basic construction skills.  It will target women,...
Dec
2015
17

MA Building Trades Pushing Plan for Pre-Apprenticeship Program Targeting Women, Minorities

MA Building Trades Pushing Plan for Pre-Apprenticeship Program Targeting Women, Minorities
EDUCATION, LOCAL HIRE, UNION HQ, WOMEN
  In an effort to further diversify the construction trades, the Southeast Massachusetts Building Trades are moving forward with plans to create a pre-apprenticeship program for women and minorities.  The organization is taking the advice of the Women’s Fund’s Task Force on Pathways to a Living Wage, a partnership of 30...
Dec
2015
9

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

EDUCATION, UNION HQ
  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...
Dec
2015
3

When It Comes to Female Apprenticeship Numbers, Oregon is Blowing Other States Away

When It Comes to Female Apprenticeship Numbers, Oregon is Blowing Other States Away
EDUCATION, MADE IN THE USA, UNION HQ, WOMEN
  In Oregon, outreach efforts to ensure women have apprenticeship opportunities were rewarded at a ceremony earlier this month, during which elected officials and union leaders touted the state’s leadership and celebrated the receipt of a $3 million federal grant to develop such programs. According to the numbers, Oregon has more than...
Nov
2015
30

$30M AFL-CIO Pension Investment Will Renovate Detroit Homes, Boost Union Workers and Apprenticeship

$30M AFL-CIO Pension Investment Will Renovate Detroit Homes, Boost Union Workers and Apprenticeship
LOCAL HIRE, MADE IN THE USA, TAKE ACTION!, UNION HQ
  The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced $30 million of pension fund investment into Detroit’s Neighborhood Home Repair program. The work associated with the investment will employ union workers to renovate up to 300 blighted homes across the city and expand local apprenticeship, thus kickstarting careers for the local...
Nov
2015
20

40 Milwaukee Felons to Receive Skills Training, Union Apprenticeships Through Housing Project

LOCAL HIRE, UNION HQ
  In Wisconsin, Gorman & Co. Inc. has announced a plan to hire and train 40 Milwaukee residents with felonies for careers in the construction industry. The move is part of a $9 million campaign to rebuild and rehabilitate the city’s Century City neighborhood.  Gorman & Co. Inc. will work with the Milwaukee Area Workforce [&hellip...;
Nov
2015
9

St. Louis Apprenticeship Program for Women and Minorities Achieving High Work Placement Rate

St. Louis Apprenticeship Program for Women and Minorities Achieving High Work Placement Rate
EDUCATION, UNION HQ, WOMEN
  Building Union Diversity (BUD), the St. Louis-area pre-apprenticeship program that aims to create construction career opportunities for women and minorities, is achieving very high placement rates among graduates according to local news reports.  We have featured BUD in the past, including when it was recognized by the White House as a...
Nov
2015
9

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide
MADE IN THE USA, TAKE ACTION!, UNION HQ
  Last week’s inaugural “National Apprenticeship Week” aimed to promote an underutilized and increasingly important approach to career training.  More than 200 events were held on the local level by community colleges, labor unions, and private companies last week, highlighting the opportunities available to young people.  There...