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New Apprenticeship Program In Utah Uses Swiss European Model To Provide Students Training For Advanced Manufacturing Through A ‘Hybrid’ That Blends Training With Coursework At A Community College

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) - A Swiss company is bringing its Apprenticeship Model to Utah to build a skilled workforce for its new facility in this country. The Swiss model, applauded by the Trump Administration and broadly supported by the public, has students split time between classes and paid, on-the-job training to get skills for a specific industry. more»

Apprenticeship: ‘It Means Having A Future’ - Ironworkers Local 86 Apprentice’s Success Story Catches State Of Washington Governor’s Attention

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Sometimes, all it takes to start someone on the path to a good-paying family-supporting career is a few words of encouragement. Just ask Robert Arce. When he and his fiancée moved to Washington from California, he was struggling to get by - bouncing from low-wage job to low-wage job. At one point, Arce was homeless and more»

The University Of Florida Opens An On-Line Version Of A Master Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA) - We've all heard of the plight and decline of global bee populations, due to factors including pesticides, drought and habitat destruction - but now there's a way to get involved and it's giving aspiring Florida beekeepers something to buzz about. The University of Florida (UF) recently launched their new Master Beekeeper Program, more»

Two Regional New York State Unions - The New England Carpenters Training Fund & The Finishing Trades Institute - Begin Apprentice Recruitment Drives

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK) - Two regional Unions are holding recruitment drives - both are open for 12 months and each are only seeking a few Apprentices as Glaziers and Cabinetmakers. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Wappingers Falls will conduct a recruitment from January 23rd, 2020 through more»

Regional Apprenticeship Programs Paying Off - Roanoke Valley, Virginia Students Getting Training, Paychecks & High School Credit

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SALEM, VIRGINIA) – Fast food, babysitting or retail is what most high school students do to earn money. But there’s something new happening. Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke City schools are teaming up for a regional approach to Apprenticeships for students. “My favorite part about it is I’m moving a lot. I’m working more»

‘Closing The Skills Gap With’ Apprenticeships: Costs Vs. Benefits

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
In my previous post, I talked about the “buy or build” choice for closing the skills gap. Do you compete in a tight Labor Market (buy) or train new Workers yourself (build)? In this post I review the costs and benefits of the latter option - building a skilled workforce with an Apprenticeship Program. First, let’s review some of the more»

New Illinois Economic Policy Institute Study Finds Illinois’ Construction Apprenticeship Programs ‘Rival’ State Colleges and Universities ‘On Key Performance Metrics’

Published on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LA GRANGE, ILLINOIS) - From the number of training hours and graduation rates to the diversity of classes and the lifetime earnings of graduates, Illinois’ Joint Labor-Management Construction Apprenticeship Programs are rivaling - and in some cases exceeding - the performance of the State’s Colleges and Universities, according to a new study more»

The New Jersey State Assembly Advances Two Bills Aimed At ‘Strengthening Access To’ Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - The New Jersey State Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved two measures to bolster Apprenticeships in the state: Assembly Bill 4655 would creates a tuition-fee waiver for Apprenticeship Programs; and Assembly Bill 4657 would establish a Youth Apprenticeship Program in the Department of Education. “The state should more»

In England, Education Think Tank Issues Report That ‘Accuses’ Apprenticeship Levy Paid By Big Employers ‘Is Being Used On Low-Skilled Jobs Or Re-Labelling Existing Posts, Rather Than’ Training

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Half of Apprenticeship courses in England have been accused of being "fake" by an Education Think Tank, EDSK, which says an Apprenticeship levy - paid by big employers - is being used on low-skilled jobs or re-labelling existing posts, rather than training. Tom Richmond, the Think Tank's Director, said the Apprenticeship scheme was "descending into more»

“This Is A Great Career For A Lot Of People:” Working To ‘Shine A Light’ On The Benefits Of Working In The Electric Industry

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EUGENE, OREGON) - The owners of Balanced Electric in Junction City, Oregon are working to shine a light on the electric industry. Michelle Ericson and Kim McBride mostly do residential wiring and install backup generators for homeowners. Both have more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Ericson and McBride said more people should consider an more»

Tech Job ‘Access For All’ - New Yorkers Of ‘All’ Backgrounds, ‘From Across The Income Spectrum, Deserve A Shot At Upward Mobility’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The New York Daily News’ Editor’s Note: Jonathan Bowles serves as Executive Director of the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based Think Tank and Eli Dvorkin is CUF’s Editorial and Policy Director. New York City’s thriving Tech Sector has become a crucial source of Middle Class jobs, but too few of those jobs are more»

It Was “Definitely A Huge Weight Off Of My Shoulders Knowing I Had A Skill And A Job When I Got Out” - United Association’s Veterans In Piping Program Grad ‘Feels Sense Of Job Security’ With The UA

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FORT CARSON, COLORADO) - United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Fort Carson Welding Class 11 Graduate and Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Welch feels he’s ahead of his peers after graduating from the VIP Program. Since graduating from the free, 18-week Career Skills Welding class at Fort Carson, Welch has been working as a UA Apprentice: “I more»

‘An Awesome Opportunity’ - Pilot Apprenticeship Program In Pennsylvania Set To Launch For Teachers & Child Care Workers

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Learning Lamp will soon launch an Apprenticeship Program designed to allow some aspiring Teachers to earn a college degree in education without incurring debt, the head of the Johnstown-based education and child care non-profit says. Six Employees of The Learning Lamp will begin earning college credits on-line through the more»

Cheers! - Montana Apprenticeship Program Graduates ‘First’ Brewer

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HELENA, MONTANA) - To celebrate his graduation, Nicholas Balcken likely raised a glass - of Blackfoot River Brewing Company beer. Balcken became the first participant in the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program to receive a Professional Brewer Certificate. With this credential, the Blackfoot River Brewing Company Employee said: “I hope to be more»

Apprenticeship & Training Programs Are Under Attack From Pennsylvania Republicans - Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council ‘Adamantly Opposes’ Each Piece Of Legislation, Saying They Were A ‘Dangerous Proposition’

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A Pennsylvania House panel is hearing from a range of tradesman on a trio of bills that could reform state requirements for apprenticeship and Training Programs. The state House Labor and Industry Committee has received testimony on House Bills 1746, 1840 and 2041, each addressing some facet of state standards on job training more»

‘Rethinking The Role’ Of Apprenticeship: ‘Why U.S. Companies Should Invest In’ Apprenticeships

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Some of the world's most prosperous economies - including Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom - have robust Apprenticeship Systems. School leavers and job changers in those countries can access education and training that leads directly to the workplace, while the companies that sponsor them get top-quality Workers with the precise skills they need. more»

Carpenters’ New Training Center In New Hampshire Seen As A ‘Stepping Stone’ To The Middle Class

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - When Tracey Loftis began his Apprenticeship with the Carpenters’ Union, he had to commute more than an hour from his home in Manchester to the Union’s Training Facility in Millbury, located just south of Worcester - but with the recent opening of a new Carpenters’ Training Facility in Manchester, Carpenters more»

‘Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back’ Vocational Training In Schools

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Throughout most of U.S. History, American High School Students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Indeed, readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on more»

Illinois Operating Engineers Local Invests In Simulators To Train Heavy Equipment Operators In Order To Meet Industry’s ‘Persistent Demand For Qualified’ Workers

Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) – In order to help meet the industry’s persistent demand for Heavy Equipment Operators, Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has gone virtual. Facing a bottleneck in getting Apprentices ready to operate heavy iron, the Union went all in on simulators and is now running 11 of the Vortex more»

‘Lack’ Of City Tech Apprenticeships ‘Hurts’ New Yorkers, Report Says

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As Amazon, Facebook and Google lead a Tech Boom in the city, a new report points to Apprenticeships - long a recruiting tool of the Building Trades - as a way to allow more New Yorkers to benefit from digital jobs while ensuring the city has the talent employers need. The problem, according to the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) report, more»

Onondaga Community College In Syracuse Announces The Launch Of A Machinist Apprenticeship Program ‘To Help Fill The Skills Gap’

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - An on-the-job Apprenticeship Training Program is about to launch to fill the gaps for a lack of qualified talent in Central New York for Machinists and Toolmakers. Onondaga Community College will partner with two local companies to offer the free training and Mike Metzgar - who serves as the Community College’s Associate Vice more»

A Labor Perspective From North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey: Apprenticeships, An ‘Overlooked Ticket to the Middle Class,’ Are Being Threatened

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Every day we hear news stories about the growing skills gap, college debt and workforce shortages, but what we do not hear about are the high-quality, debt-free education opportunities that Construction Registered Apprenticeship Programs afford tens of thousands of Americans. These tickets to the Middle Class are improving lives daily for men and women more»

‘Spread The Word:’ How Apprenticeship ‘Can Benefit The Bottom Line' Of A Small Business

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A recent report by McKinsey found that approximately 14.7 million U.S. Workers may face job displacement due to automation by 2030. Younger folks entering the workforce have traditionally turned to jobs in retail and food service, and both of these sectors are due to turn toward automation to replace human employees. That means a significant portion of more»

KION North America Awards Five Apprenticeships To High School Juniors, Seniors & Graduates, Affording Them ‘At No Cost’ A Minimum Of 2,000 Hours Of Job-Specific Skills And Half Of Their Associate’s Degree

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA) - In conjunction with Apprenticeship Carolina and New America, KION North America participated in Trident Technical College’s two-day training event in mid-November – an effort designed to assist state and local communities in developing Youth Apprenticeship Programs. “The two-day training event showcased the more»

Michigan Works Launches Health Care Worker Training Initiative

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A new effort is being launched by Michigan Works to train more workers to be in the Health Care Field in Southwest Michigan. The goal is to train more than 100 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Personal Care Assistants through July of next year via an Apprenticeship Program. Michigan Works Vocational Training Manager Rick VanIttersum tells WSJM News more»

Apprenticeships Expand To Make Up Years Of ‘Dried-Up Pipeline’ After Recession - California Apprenticeship Training Center, Which Only Had 15 Apprentices in 2008, Now Has More Than 2,000

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) - On a recent afternoon, about a dozen students at the Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center in San Jose gathered around their Instructor as he lit a torch against two scraps of metal. They watched as the metal softened beneath the heat, turning two pipes into one. Minutes later, the students, most of them in their late 20s more»

Ohio Veteran ‘Grateful’ For Laborers' Union Apprenticeship

Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ASHLAND, OHIO) - When Ashland native Josh Barr came to the end of his military career as a Marine in 2017, he was unsure of what the next chapter in his life would entail. “I ‘wanted to still be a part of something larger, like the strong brother and sisterhood I experienced in the military,’” Barr said. “After speaking with more»

Labor Perspective From Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary-Designee Caleb Frostman: Wisconsin Apprenticeship ‘Is An Investment That Pays’

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
As a former banker, I'm always looking for the highest return on investment - whether that's time, energy or money, and when it comes to investing in Wisconsin’s economy and the strength of our workforce, you'd be hard pressed to find a better return on investment than with Apprenticeship. With the recent observance of Apprenticeship Week, both more»

Pittsburgh-Based Training Center To Launch Advanced Robotics Apprenticeship

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Pittsburgh-based Training Center New Century Careers (NCC) will launch a two-year robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program, Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry has announced. Apprentices in the program will be required to take 4,000 hours of on-the-job training across more than 70 competencies, according to a more»

In Order ‘To Meet The In-Demand New-Collar Jobs That Require In-Demand Skills,’ New Ohio Workforce Accelerator Will Provide High-Tech Training To Help Fill 700,000 Tech Positions That Are ‘Unfilled’ Nationally

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) - As the expanding Digital Economy increases demand for highly skilled Technology Workers, IBM and Youngstown State University are partnering to fill the growing skills gap. IBM and university officials have announced the launch of the YSU IT Workforce Accelerator, which will provide Pre-Apprenticeship Training and Apprenticeship more»

Via Workday Minnesota: “I Know I Found My Career,” Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Now in its fifth year, National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that allows Unions, communities and Educators to showcase their Apprenticeship Programs and Apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. To date, there are currently more than 10,000 Registered Apprentices in the State of Minnesota. In a statement, the more»

Illinois Training Facility Receives Recognition For National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(STANORD, ILLINOIS) - For those that don’t know, this is National Apprenticeship Week. In its honor, Normal Mayor Chris Koos and Bloomington Alderman Mboka Mwilambwe recently came together at the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training School to recognize the Stanford School Program, which offers people a route to a more»

Workforce Development Focus Is The Focus Of National Apprenticeship Week - November 11th Through The 17th

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is hosting their fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) – from Monday, November 11th through November 17th, with more than 700 events already registered to participate. A number of aviation and aerospace companies are also planning events as a way to augment their current workforce more»

Trump Apprenticeship Plan ‘Under Fire For Alleged Misuse Of Funds:’ Labor Department ‘Admits Spending Error’ In Apprenticeship Contracts, Congress & Inspector General ‘Probe Potential’ Legal Violation

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) misused more than $1 million to finance a White House-directed Apprenticeship Program after repeatedly telling Congress that existing funding would not be spent on the initiative, the DOL has confirmed. The Trump Administration intended for the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) to be the more»

What’s The Best Way To Help Companies ‘Find Workers With The Right’ Skills? New Study Says: Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
For years, American employers have complained that there aren’t enough Workers with the skills they need. At the same time, researchers have argued employers should invest in workforce training to meet their needs. Now, a new report brings attention to a possible way to solve tech-skills gaps. The Professional Services Firm Accenture has released a more»

‘Lean In Circles For Union Tradeswomen:’ Unique Event That Partners With The North America’s Building Trades Unions Provides Tradeswomen ‘With Skills To Advocate For Themselves’ In The Workplace

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) – On November 6th, a new program created to support and empower women in the Building Trades - called Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen - will have a St. Louis kick-off event at Teamsters Joint Council Local 682 in St. Louis. North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Build Together are partnering with more»

Women In Building Trades Are Ready To ‘Kick Open Doors’

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Participants in the first ever Building Trades Women’s Conference - which was held at the Fallsview Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls in mid-October, Ontario/Canada, say they are “ready to kick open the doors of discrimination in the construction sector.” Some 55 women in the Skilled Construction Trades more»

Question: Should Your Child Consider A Career In A Trade? Answer: YES!

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Although the price of college is soaring and a four-year degree isn’t the guarantee of financial security that it once was, 70% of parents surveyed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) said they wouldn’t advise their child to embark on a career in construction. But now, they may want to rethink that. Not more»

Millennials ‘Add To The Booming Ranks’ Of The Construction Trades

Published on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA) - Jason Schwingle has been in Building Trades in the Minnesota for more than a decade and he’s seen a lot of changes in Rochester - and, he’s been a part of many of them. Schwingle worked on the U.S. Highway 52 project in Rochester - specifically the 300,000-yard rock cut. And he worked on expansion of the Dan more»

Alton, Illinois Painters Local 471 President Candice Rejmenczak ‘Becomes The First Woman’ To Receive IUPAT Job Corps Instructor of the Year Award

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ALTON, ILLINOIS) - Candice Rejmenczak, the President of Painters Local 471 in Alton, Illinois, is the first woman to win the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Job Corps Instructor of the Year Award. Rejmenczak (pictured below), who was honored with the award at the 32nd Annual IUPAT Convention in Las Vegas, also received an award more»

Canadian Woman Becomes First Female To Achieve Kenworth Master Technician Status - Achievement Spans All Of Canada & The United States

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EDMONTON, ALBERTA/CANADA) – Edmonton’s Jennifer Lesnik is the first woman to earn Kenworth’s Certified Master Technician Status. Now in her 12th year as a Service Technician and having worked for Edmonton Kenworth Group since 2007, Lesnik’s achievement spans all of Canada and the U.S. “Jennifer is a great Technician and we more»

As The Industry Faces A Workforce Shortage, More And More Women Are Embracing The Construction Trades

Published on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) - Somer Hicks has held various jobs over the years, including being a Bartender and Painter, but her latest in the Construction Industry has been the most satisfying, she said. “I love it,’’ said Hicks, 38, of the Terryville section of Plymouth, who started a year ago as a Laborer - assisting Carpenters, more»

Introducing Middle & High School Students To A Life-Long Career In The Unionized Building Trades: Kids ‘Want To Like The Work They Do’

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) - Before demonstrating his work as a Unionized Pipefitter, Joe Longo asked the groups of Middle School and High School Students the same question. “How many of you are thinking about going to college?,” asked the Member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396. Nearly all hands being raised was the reply from just about more»

In Detroit Where Skilled Trade Apprenticeships Are In ‘High Demand & Help Avoid’ Student Debt, High School Grads Are Earning $20 An Hour & Free College Through Their Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Austin Grzywacz was a B+ student at Huron High School and figured he would go to college after graduation last year, but a Technical Education Program known as Mechatronics, which emphasizes electronics and mechanical engineering, convinced him to reconsider. "Our Teacher was showing us all these different Trade Schools and the more»

Electrician Shortage Across The U.S. Creates The Potential For Many To Realize More Than A ‘Good-Paying’ Job

Published on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
America's skills gap is creating challenges in the Electricians' Industry, which is expected to have a Labor shortage of about 60,000 Workers by 2026, according to one CEO of one tool manufacturing company. In order to fill the surplus of jobs, he started a program four years ago to convince students that becoming an Electrician is the way to go. And it more»

Boston Union ‘Encourages’ Women To Join The Trades

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – If you told Olivia Levangie a few years ago that she would be working as a Plumber, she never would have believed it. “I never picked up a tool in my life. I didn’t even know the names of any tools,” she said. But now, this single mother is just a few months away from getting her Plumber’s license. more»

“This Is What It Looks Like To Rebuild The Middle Class” - You’ve Got To Take A Look At Pipefitters Local 537’s New State-Of-The-Art Training Center Up In Massachusetts, Impressive Glass & Steel Building Has A ‘Neo-Industrial Feel’

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS) - For Pipefitters, work is a family affair. Earlier this year, Pipefitters Local 537 in Boston held an open house at its new Training Center in Dorchester, where officials say over the next four years 500 new Workers will be trained for construction jobs. But the gathering that occurred felt more like Thanksgiving. Children more»

More Than 1,000 Expected To Annually Attend The State Of Iowa’s New $13.5 Million Utility Lineman Training Facility

Published on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(INDIANOLA, IOWA) - Construction has begun in South-Central Iowa on a $13.5 million, 50,000 square-foot facility to train Power Pole Linemen in several Midwest States. The Des Moines Register reports the Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training Program is building the facility in an industrial park in Indianola. Construction is more»

Building Futures: Training Partnership In Ohio Links Low-Income Residents With Jobs In The Building Trades

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - Dominique Jackson was one of 13 people who recently graduated from Building Futures, a 12-week Pre-Apprenticeship Program started in late 2017 by Franklin County, the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and the Columbus Urban League. The county has invested close to $1 million in the program as part of its more»

My Brother’s Keeper: After Turning Her Life Around, A Single Southern California Mother Of Seven Goes From Being Homeless To Being A Union Carpenter Apprentice

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - As Southern California works to find solutions for the nearly 60,000 people living without permanent shelter, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters offers a possible bridge out of homelessness with a program called the Brother's Keeper. For more than three years, Alicia Jimenez, 49, found herself living on the streets more»