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Tennessee Apprenticeship Program Offers ‘Fresh Start’ For The Previously Incarcerated

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF TENNESSEE) - Individuals released from the Tennessee Department of Correction can find an opportunity for a fresh start through the State’s Apprentice Program. Dozens of individuals have taken steps toward a career as Commercial Drivers through an innovative partnership between the state, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at more»

Read What Apprentices At IBEW Local 26 In Washington, D.C. Have To Say About Their Union Apprenticeships

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There is no ideal Apprenticeship candidate, only one who is willing to learn. Each applicate comes to the program with their own unique perspective and the journey for each one is equally unique. So, what do they all have in common? For a variety of reasons - be it the pay, benefits, consistent schedule or the opportunity to learn more»

Labor Perspective From Building And Construction Trades Council Of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera: Apprenticeship Programs ‘Are Vital To Building New York Back Better’

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
With the Federal Infrastructure Bill now law, New York is primed to receive more than $100 billion in direct investment in public works projects across the state, inclusive of upgrades to mass transit systems, roads, highways and bridges and other essential and critical elements of New York’s future. The diverse array of infrastructure projects soon more»

‘You Don't Have To Go To College To Get A Good Job’ - Here’s 10 ‘Growing Careers That Train New Workers On-The-Job With Apprenticeships’

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
There are 15 occupations listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) where their typical on-the-job training is an Apprenticeship. Here are the 10 of those that are projected to grow over 10 years: Carpenters: Employment is projected to increase 2.1% from 2020 to 2030. Projected change in employment from 2020 to 2030: 20,100. Median annual wage in more»

A Labor Perspective From IBEW Electrical Apprentice Shannon Tymosko, Aka ‘Lady Voltz ⚡’ - “You’d Be Surprised How Fast The Years Fly By. My Challenges As An Apprentice And How They’ve Benefited My Learning Experience”

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Apprentice Shannon Tymosko is also a Skilled Trades Advocate and Ambassador, as well as an Industry Speaker. Her nickname is Lady Voltz ⚡. As I come to the end of my second year of Apprenticeship, I find myself reflecting on the last two years and wondering more»

Building Back Better: Expanding Career Pathways For Women

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Women Workers have made significant contributions throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and on behalf of the country’s continued economic recovery. Front Line Workers, the majority of them Women, have risked their lives serving the public. Working Moms have struggled to balance enormous full-time caregiving responsibilities, while more»

Missouri IBEW Local ‘Graduates First’ Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - Amanda Pratt recently became Kansas City, Missouri International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 53's first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer, but she won't be the last - nor is she done taking on more roles. “To be the first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer in my Union is a tremendous honor," Pratt said. "At first, more»

President Biden Issues A Proclamation On National Apprenticeship Week 2021: “My Administration Supports The Expansion Of Registered Apprenticeships And The Pathways They Create To Good Jobs And Union Representation.”

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden has issued a proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week 2021, which runs from today (November 15th) through Sunday (November 21st): For decades, Registered Apprenticeships have been a reliable pathway to the Middle Class. Apprenticeships train Workers for good jobs and allow them to earn while they learn. more»

WorkSMART Connector Apprenticeships In Iowa - ‘Let’s Hear It For Students Who Boldly Pursue Apprenticeships!’

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Apprenticeships and signing celebrations play into that shift very effectively. Students who are committing to the WorkSMART Connector Apprenticeship Programs in Iowa already have and continue to put a lot of hard work and prep time toward their end goal. When they arrive at signing day, it’s neither a beginning nor completion of their learning plan more»

Des Moines Barber Creates Apprenticeship Program ‘To Build Interest’ In The Trade

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - Des Moines Barber Teono Smith is using clippers to make a difference. Smith recently opened Tru All American Barbershop & Apprenticeship after one of the city's barber schools closed. He wanted to give back to the community and get others interested in the job. "Pretty much it was a void that needed to be filled," Smith said. more»

‘Considering A Career Transition’ Or ‘Graduating College Without A Clue As To What’s Next?’ ‘It’s Never Too Late To Start Building A Career’ In The Electrical Field

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Chris Cash and Bill Murphy know from experience, how one small change can influence the course of your life. Serving as Director and Assistant Director of Apprenticeship - respectively, Cash and Murphy can tell you it’s because that’s exactly what becoming a part of Washington, D.C.’s International Brotherhood of more»

“It Will Greatly Expand Our Capacity And Enhance Our Ability To Train Technical Workers To Meet Workforce Demands.” - Wake Tech Opens New Wakeworks® Apprenticeship Training Center In Raleigh, North Carolina

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA) - Apprentices in Skilled Trades, Mechatronics and Robotics have new state-of-the-art labs to train in as Wake Tech hosted a ribbon cutting and celebrated the opening of the new WakeWorks® Apprenticeship Center, the most comprehensive Apprenticeship Training Facility in North Carolina. Located at the college’s Beltline more»

It’s Almost Here! - National Apprenticeship Week Will Take Place From November 15th Through The 21st

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) will take place from November 15th through the 21st. The NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, Labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity more»

"The (Unionized Trades Have) Taken Me Places I Never Thought I'd Go” - Charlotte Pre Apprenticeship Shows Youth ‘The Power Of The Trades’

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) - The saying, "If you can't see it, you can't be it," could apply to many of the young people who come through Grace-Mar's doors when it comes to choosing a career. So, Charlotte, North Carolina International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 379 is helping them to "see" themselves as Union Electricians. "Most of more»

Alabama Office Of Apprenticeship Launches Interactive Dashboard - ‘One Of The First In The U.S. To Provide A One-Stop Shop To Explore Current’ Registered Apprenticeships

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA) - The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) has recently launched an interactive dashboard to promote Registered Apprenticeship expansion in Alabama. Developed in partnership with the University of Alabama Education Policy Center (EPC), the multipurpose dashboard is one of the first in the country to provide a diverse set of more»

Apprenticeship Plans ‘Advance’ At Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College In South Carolina

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ORANGESBURGH, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) is forging ahead with plans to provide on-the-job training for students through its Apprenticeship Program. Williette Berry, OCtech’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, reported during the area commission’s meeting earlier this month that the college’s Youth more»

“When They Graduate After Five Years Of Training, They’re Going To Be Better Off Than Most Kids Who Have A College Degree” - Plumbers Apprenticeship Training Center Opens In Holyoke, Massachusetts

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Holyoke based U.A. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 104 has opened a new facility for their Apprenticeship Training Program. Acting Holyoke Mayor Terry Murphy was among the speakers, welcoming the opening of a state-of-the-art training center. Veteran Plumbers and Pipefitters were among the first to tour the training ground more»

Two California Electric Bus Manufacturers ‘Hit New Training Milestones’ In Collaboration With SMART & The USW

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - Two Electric Bus Manufacturers, Proterra and BYD, have made remarkable training milestones in the rush to prepare Workers for California’s Green Economy future. On October 4th, BYD and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 105 launched the U.S.’s first Electric Bus Manufacturing more»

Back In High School, "Nobody Ever Talked About Apprenticeships" - ‘You Don't Need A Bachelor's Degree To Land A High-Paying Job’

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
It is common knowledge at this point that the more education you have, the more money you'll make. Studies have shown that, on average, someone with a Bachelor's Degree will earn more than someone with an Associate Degree or a year-long certificate, but according to new and recently-released research, there are also a lot of exceptions. A new study from more»

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Funding For Somerset County Supplier To Train Apprentices For Work On Nuclear Valves For The U.S. Navy’s Aircraft Carriers & Submarines

Published on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Governor Tom Wolf has announced more than $20,000 in new funding for Global/SFC Valve Incorporated, through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to Registered Apprenticeship Programs. “Apprenticeship Program funding more»

High School Age Apprentices Receive Hands-On Training As Part Of A New Medical University Of South Carolina Program

Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - Nine of the newest Staff Members learning the ropes at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health are either still in high school or have just graduated. They’re part of a Youth Apprenticeship Program facilitated by Trident Technical College that combines academics with paid hands-on learning, and Director of more»

This Apprenticeship Program ‘Is Raising Wages & Quality’ In The Child Care Workforce

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) - June Robles did not see a future as an early educator when she started as an Assistant Teacher at a Fort Worth Child Care Center just over a year ago. She had just left the retail industry and had plans to go to Culinary School to become a Baker. But shortly after starting, she joined the Camp Fire First Texas Early Educator more»

As A Way To ‘Recognize’ Manufacturing Month In Wisconsin, Department Of Workforce Development Secretary-Designee Amy Pechacek ‘Highlights Apprenticeships ‘During Visit To Training Center In Madison

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - As a way to recognize Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek visited Ironworkers 383 Training Center in Madison, where - during her tour of the Union’s Training Facility, she highlighted the importance and opportunities associated with Apprenticeships. "The more»

Apprenticeship Programs In The State Of Washington ‘Are Growing’

Published on Friday, October 8, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON) - The number of Washingtonians enrolled in Apprenticeship Programs increased last year to the highest number in the last decade. From September 2020 to August 2021, there were 21,710 active Apprentices in the state, up from 19,808 over the previous year and higher than in 2019. This includes both Construction and non-Construction more»

“Strengthening The Workforce” Through Registered Apprenticeships Is A “Top’ Priority” - State Of Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship & Training Department ‘Underscores Importance Of Vocational Training’

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA) – The importance of Vocational Training was recently emphasized by the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Department during an event held at PMF Industries, Incorporated in Williamsport. “Strengthening the workforce is a top priority for the Administration (of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf), which is doubling more»

Smithfield Foods & Wayne Community College In Goldsboro, North Carolina Signs Third Cohort Of Maintenance Apprentices

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) - Smithfield Foods and Wayne Community College (WCC) accepted a third cohort of Maintenance Apprentices in a signing ceremony recently. The new round adds 13 Apprentices to the 33 Apprentices in the two cohorts already in place. The Maintenance Apprenticeship Program, which was launched in September 2019, is designed to develop more»

‘No Career Is Off-Limits To Girls Today’ - Girl Scouts’ ‘Electrical Day Sparks Enthusiasm For The Trades’

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA) - Before the fun began with hammers and drills and simulated sections of wall, leaders at the Power Girls camp north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities had a question for Journeywoman Jackie Bobick and her IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Sisters: How many of them had been Girl Scouts? “Nobody raised their more»

Finding Trained Construction Carpenters ‘Despite’ The Labor Shortage

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND) - When developing and bidding on a construction project, you need to know how you will complete the work and who you will hire to do it. Without a professional workforce, your project will not be on time and within budget, leaving you in disarray. Union-trained Carpenters help bring order to the process. Construction executives more»

Nearly $440,000 Awarded To Prepare Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Apprentices For Careers In Manufacturing

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Continuing his commitment to investing in job training, Governor Tom Wolf has announced the creation of a program by his administration that has awarded nearly $440,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s (GACC) Dual Apprenticeship Program. The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant more»

The Inaugural ‘Construction Inclusion Week’ Will Be Held From October 18th To October 22nd - Contractors Anticipated To Unite In Order To Promote Inclusion In The Construction Industry

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
In 2020, six general contractors created a consortium, Time for Change, with a single purpose: to identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. The shared effort by Gilbane Building Company, DPR Construction, Turner Construction Company, Mortenson, McCarthy Building Companies, and Clark Construction Group resulted more»

Hy-Vee Introduces New Pharmacy Tech Apprenticeship - Free Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Provides On-The-Job Training & Resources For Technicians Seeking To Become Certified To Immunize

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WEST DES MOINES, IOWA) - Hy-Vee, Incorporated has announced it is seeking to hire 2,000 full- and part-time Pharmacy Technicians to help support its more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across an eight-state region. As an added benefit, Hy-Vee is introducing a new Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship, which prepares Pharmacy Technicians with the required more»

New Effort Adds College Credit To Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The journey toward a career often starts at a fork in the road. One path points toward on-the-job training. The other takes a detour through college. They have different benefits and barriers, but both can seem like one-way streets - no U-turns allowed. Now, a pilot partnership among colleges, companies and the American Council on Education aims to help more»

Study Says Construction Apprenticeships ‘Offer Pathway Into’ Iowa's Middle Class

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF IOWA) - Apprenticeships in the Construction Trades offer a pathway into Iowa's Middle Class, according to a new study showing they lead to careers with similar wages as those who earn a college associate's degree. That's especially true of Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Programs, the non-partisan Midwest Economic Policy Institute said more»

New Apprenticeship Closes $2.5 Million Seed Funding To Solve Entry Level Tech & Diversity Hiring Gaps

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) - New Apprenticeship (NEW), the Federally-recognized Digital Apprenticeship solution that is bridging the tech skills and opportunity gap, has announced the close of a $2.5 million seed funding round. The financing was led by ECMC Group's Education Impact Fund, with participation from the Dell Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, more»

New Opportunities For Job Training For Careers In Carpentry, Construction Trades & Nursing Through A Pre-Apprenticeship Program Are Coming Soon For The Young & Underserved In Newburgh, New York

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEWBURGH, NEW YORK) - Young Newburgh residents will soon have new opportunities to train for careers in carpentry, the Construction Trades and nursing through a Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will open in the historic First United Methodist Church on Liberty Street. The program, called YouthBuild, aims to start next year and will also offer on-site child more»

“Seems Like Unions Take Care Of People” - IBEW Apprenticeships ‘Lead To Successful’ Careers

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA) - As he put on his white hard hat, Brian Richards crossed Wabash Avenue to enter into the construction zone of a downtown convention center in Terre Haute. Richards is a third generation Electrician, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. Additionally, all three also served in the military, with Richards serving in more»

‘Encouraging More Women’ In Nebraska ‘To Join’ The Building Trades

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(OMAHA, NEBRASKA) – There’s only one female Plumber in the Mechanical Contractors Association of Omaha. KMTV 3 News Now recently sat down with a recent Ralston High School graduate who’s hoping to show Women in her generation how making a better life for themselves doesn't always mean going to a traditional four-year university. more»

Vermont Works For Women Program ‘Helps Participants Break Into Male-Dominated Industries’

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT) - On a Saturday morning in late July, seven adult students gathered in a South Burlington garage for a lesson on bending conduit. Wearing steel-toed boots, work pants and bright-orange Vermont Works for Women T-shirts, the group encircled Instructor Danielle Bombardier, an experienced Electrician, as she demonstrated the more»

Michigan Statewide Carpenters & Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center Holds Grand Opening

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN) - The Michigan Statewide Carpenters & Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship Training Center has officially opened its new facilities in Negaunee Township and is currently accepting Apprentices to become Skilled Trades Construction Workers. The 32,000 square-foot training center features classrooms and meeting spaces. more»

How Apprenticeships ‘Can Bridge The Employment Gap For Workers Without’ College Degrees

Published on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, millions of lost jobs in the U.S. are not filled yet. While there are reports of labor shortages in many sectors, a large percentage of Workers say they are looking for a new job. For some without a Bachelor's Degree, job prospects were bleak even before the pandemic. As part of PBS’s Work Shift series, Paul more»

East Mississippi Community College Awarded $200K Grant For Apprenticeship Training

Published on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SCOOBA, MISSISSIPPI) - The Workforce and Community Services Division at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) has been awarded a $200,000 grant to provide training to area Workers through the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program (MAP) - a State Apprenticeship Program supported by the U.S. Department of Labor. EMCC will work with area businesses and more»

The Alliance For Working Together Breaks Ground On Transformation Center In Mentor, Ohio For Manufacturing Technology Training

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MENTOR, OHIO) - Manufacturers around Mentor and the surrounding community are taking their own steps to create the next generation of well-trained Workers in Northeast Ohio with the skills to work in that industry in the future. The Alliance for Working Together (AWT) is breaking ground on its roughly $3 million Transformation Center, a training facility more»

New Program At The Los Alamos National Laboratory ‘Offers High-Schoolers Path To Highly Skilled Unionized Trade Apprenticeships’

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO) - Many people know the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently hiring - the latest projections point to around 1,200 new Employees joining in 2021, but some have a misconception the LANL is only looking for Researchers with advanced degrees, when in fact there are openings for all sorts of jobs, including many in the more»

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s Tour Of The IBEW’s Richmond, Virginia Training Center ‘Reveals A Union Committed To Progress On Every Front’

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm left no doubt how impressed she was as she wrapped up a visit to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 666’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) in Richmond, Virginia as part of the White House agenda for infrastructure and good, Union Jobs. “This work more»

AT&T And Northern Virginia Community College Launch IT Apprenticeship Program

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(OAKTON, VIRGINIA) - AT&T has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) to create a new IT Apprenticeship Program that offers Information Technology Training and on-the-job experience to NOVA students in order to create a larger pool of talent for AT&T to meet the needs of more»

High School Launches Oregon’s First-In-State Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON) - EagleRidge High School, in conjunction with multiple community partners, has launched a new, first-in-Oregon Pre-Apprenticeship Program that aims to propel more local high schoolers into Skilled Trade Professions. Students who complete the program, called Southern Oregon Apprenticeship Readiness (SOAR), will graduate with more more»

“It Shows It’s Not Just Men That Can Do Construction, Everyone Can Do Construction As Long As They Try And Have The Work Ethic” - Free, Week-Long Construction Camp Geared Towards Getting More Women Industry Held In Texas

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) – In order to get more women into the construction industry, Camp NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) recently hosted the only free week-long camp for middle school-aged girls in Texas. At Camp NAWIC, the sky’s the limit for those middle school girls who attended and got a taste of what it’s like to work more»

‘It’s About Time’ - Washington County, Maryland ‘Celebrates The Launch Of A New’ Apprenticeship Program In Watchmaking

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND) - Washington County Government recently celebrated the addition of Watch Technician Apprentice to its highly successful Apprenticeship Program, joining with Maryland Watch Works (MWW) to celebrate its rent grand opening as hundreds of watch connoisseurs traveled to Hagerstown for the Wine, Whiskey and Watches event. Held in the more»

IBEW Local 317 Plans To Build New Technical School In Huntington, West Virginia

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - Pending approval of a rezoning ordinance, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 317 will build a new technical school near its current site on Madison Avenue in Huntington. Local 317 Training Director Tim Akers said the building would allow the IBEW to expand its current training programs. The more»

‘Building His Future’ - Meet James Pritchard, Newest Virginia Tech Trades Apprenticeship Program Graduate

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA) - With the carpentry skills acquired through Virginia Tech’s Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities’ Apprenticeship Program, Trades Mechanic James Pritchard could build a log cabin. He completed four years of on-the-job training in carpentry, painting, demolitions and more, including throughout the more»