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From The Hospitality & Catering Industry: Apprenticeships ‘Can Help Turn The Tide On Staff Retention Rates’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
HIT Training’s latest research shows how misconceptions around Apprenticeships could be impacting their potential to fix industry-wide Staff retention problems. Two-thirds of the Hospitality Operators and Caterers reading this will have experienced problems with Staff retention since 2020. Last year was very much categorized as the Great Resignation more»

Women ‘May Be The Solution To The Dire’ Construction Worker Shortage

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS) - As the country struggles with a shortage of skilled Workers, it may be Women who help close the gap. This school year, girls studying construction-related Trades make up more than 20% of vocational programs in the State of Massachusetts. Women also account for more than 10% of Union Apprenticeships in the State, according to more»

Brandi Ferenc - ‘One of Less Than 50’ Woman Who Are Working In The Refrigeration Mechanic & Gas Fitting Trade, ‘Has Some Great Advice For Young Women Who May Be Considering A Career In The Trade: Go For It!’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A licensed 313a Refrigeration Mechanic and Gas Fitter 1 Journeyperson, Brandi Ferenc represents one of less than 50 Women working this Trade in Canada. She holds the impressive honor of being the first Female to compete in the Skills Ontario competition within the Post-Secondary Gas Fitter Category, placing third overall and earning herself a bronze medal more»

In Partnership With Providence’s ‘Building Futures,’ Brown University ‘Jump-Starts’ Careers In Construction

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND) - Not long ago, Christian Domenech had a job, but he didn’t have a career: “I was a Non-Union Carpenter working for a privately-owned business,” the Providence resident said. “But what I really wanted was to join a Union.” Domenech was one of the 87% of American Construction Workers who didn’t more»

‘First Union-Operated’ Diving School For Underwater Welding Set To Open In August

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SICKLERVILLE, NEW JERSEY) - In anticipation of the thousands of construction jobs that offshore wind energy initiatives will be creating in the State of New Jersey and region, Construction Trades Workers, Journeypersons and Apprentices will soon be learning how to weld while submerged when the first Union-operated Diving School for underwater welding in more»

‘With Less Than 3% Of Tradespeople Being Women,’ A Nashville Building Trades Union ‘Offers A Five-Year Apprenticeship For Women To Learn Welding’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - With less than 3% of Tradespeople being Women, a local Union is offering a five-year Apprenticeship Program - with full benefits, to entice more female applicants. The Union, Tennessee State Pipe Trades Association (TSPTA), is one of 5,000 Pipefitters, Welders, Sprinkerfitters and Plumbers across the State. Nashville-based Local more»

Carpenters ‘Class Of All Women Is Building Walls, Breaking Barriers’

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
It wasn’t all that long ago when the biggest construction project Sheila Jones had taken on was putting together an IKEA closet for her daughter. “And that took a long, long time and then looking back I’m like there are so many things I did wrong with it, which I’m now going to go back and fix,” she said. Forget IKEA. Jones more»

Here’s ‘Seven Reasons Why The Skilled Trades May Be The Best Path For Your Teen’ - ‘There Will Be Millions Of Trade Job Openings This Year & A Skills-Based Career Might Be A Great Fit For Your Kid’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
When you hear Skilled Trades, do you think of low-wage jobs for kids who couldn’t hack college and settled for something else? Well, it’s time to get over that outdated thinking. High school grads are often pushed into a four-year (or higher) degree, yet only 62% of four-year students graduate after six years. Many drop out after their more»

In The State Of Ohio, ‘There Are So Many Jobs, But So Few Union Electricians’

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) – Mike Nemkovich, who serves as Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 573 in Warren, looks at the dozens of work slips spread across his office desk on a Friday afternoon - all of them requesting Union Electricians to staff a variety of jobs in the region - by Monday. “I more»

Trades Women ‘Are Organizing Together’ In The Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Women’s Council

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
More than 30 Women joined from multiple Trades - including LIUNA Laborers’ Local 271, IUPAT Painters & Tapers District Council 11, Bricklayers Local 3, Heat & Frost Insulators Local 6, Iron Workers Local 37 and U.A. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 51, in the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades (RIBCT) Women’s Council. The more»

Plumbers & Steamfitters’ Veterans In Piping Program ‘Helps’ Marine Sergeant ‘Land Good Paying Career After Exiting The Military’

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - For United Association (UA) Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 155 Brother Brandon Harwood, a Marine Sergeant who transitioned out of the Military in 2015, the Veterans in Piping Program took him from one Brotherhood to another. He left the fellowship of his fellow Marines to join his Union Brothers and Sisters in a good paying more»

Teamsters Local 1932 Introduces Five-Week Cannabis Cultivation Training Program

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN BERNADINO, CALIFORNIA) - Teamsters Local 1932, which represents more than 14,000 members across Southern California’s Inland Empire Region, has announced the availability of 20 scholarships for a new Cannabis Cultivation Training Certification Program based out of the Union’s new Training Center in San Bernardino. “This Union is more»

Expanding IBEW Opportunities Are Being Created In The ‘Fast-Growing’ Solar Field

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - Leaders at St. Louis International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 are doing their part to make sure the IBEW plays a big role in the booming growth of solar energy in their region. The IBEW Local has assumed a leadership role in an innovative pilot program designed to help city leaders identify and recruit Men and more»

Light A Spark Grant Recipient ‘Introduces More Students To The Welding Industry’ - ‘Learn How Union Mine High School Grew Its Welding Program From 30 Students To More Than 250 Students With The Light A Spark Grant’

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EL DORADO, CALIFORNIA) - More and more, the Trades are being recognized as viable and highly desirable career options. For those who choose welding, there are many opportunities. In fact, there are projected to be 314,000 openings in the welding profession by 2024, due to recent industry growth and the fact that current professionals are retiring and more»

$11 Million Awarded in Workforce Development Funding for PAsmart Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Governor Tom Wolf has announced awards totaling more than $11 million for 26 Apprenticeship Programs that will empower Pennsylvania Workers to earn while they learn and support Pennsylvania businesses in building a pipeline of talent for occupations in agriculture, manufacturing, health care, IT, education, human services, more»

White House Emphasizes IBEW Training, Workers In Electric Vehicle Network Rollout

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New Federal guidance for the creation of a national network of Electric-Powered Vehicle Charging Stations explicitly recommended agencies consider the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-National Electrical Contractors Association (IBEW-NECA) Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) as they look to spend more»

State Of Florida Education Department ‘Pushes’ Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TALLAHASSE, FLORIDA) – Continuing an effort by State Leaders to bolster workforce education in Florida, the state Department of Education is holding a series of “Apprenticeship accelerator” events through May. The events are focused on providing employers with information on what are known as Registered Apprenticeship Programs. more»

‘Now Here’s A Somewhat Different Apprenticeship & Training Labor News Story’ - Maine Diner Offering 'Earn And Learn' Apprenticeships To Community College Students

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WELLS, MAINE) — The Maine Diner and York County Community College (YCCC) are teaming up to blaze a path for the Restaurant Managers of tomorrow. The diner and YCCC recently announced a new partnership that will allow two students at a time to serve an Apprentice at the restaurant while pursuing their business studies and other courses at the more»

‘Wanted’ By Bucks County, Pennsylvania - ‘Skilled’ Construction Workers

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA) - Need an electrician or a Plumber? Only the best will do, as no one wants to deal with a hazardous short circuit or a leaky pipe after paying for quality work to be done. That's the thinking behind the provision Bucks County recently added to its Responsible Contractor Ordinance (RCO). County Commissioners voted unanimously more»

Arizona Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Program ‘Hopes To Help’ Arizona’s Skilled Worker ‘Shortage By Opening Its Application Process Early & Is Planning To Enroll A Larger Class Of Apprentices Than During Previous Years’

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) - The Arizona Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Program is hoping to help Arizona’s Skilled Worker shortage by opening its application process early and is planning to enroll a larger class of Apprentices than during previous years. Skilled Workers have been in the spotlight for the last few years - including their designation as more»

United Brotherhood Of Carpenters/INSTALL Floor-Covering Installation Training & Certification Program ‘Expands’ Apprenticeship Offerings

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - INSTALL, a North American leader in floor-covering installation training and certification, has expanded its Apprenticeship Program to meet the industry’s increasing needs for more highly skilled Installers. With the launch of more INSTALL Apprenticeship Programs by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) Southwest Carpenters more»

‘Shortage’ Of Electricians ‘Leads To Shockingly High’ Salary Potential & Opportunities

Published on Friday, April 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
You probably won’t see a “Save the Electricians” bumper sticker, but finding an Electrician with time for your next home project might be tough. Are these Tradespeople disappearing? America will face a shortage of Electricians in the near future, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Electrical more»

Grant Opens To Create Apprentice Building, Construction Programs In Pennsylvania

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A new round of grant funding has been made available to Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Programs in order to develop diverse talent pipelines and reach under-represented populations within the Building and Construction Trades, State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier said. A total of $1.5 million more»

A “New Model Of Higher Education” - A ‘Bright Future Seen For New’ Finishing Trades Union Apprenticeship Program In Helena, Montana That Involves The IUPAT

Published on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HELENA, MONTANA) - Governor Greg Gianforte tried his luck at bridge painting, but never left Helena College’s Airport Campus, as part of a kickoff to a new program starting in April at the college that teaches skills for Finishing Trades, such as painting, drywall, finishing and glazing. The Governor also took the time to wear a virtual reality more»

Mayor Lightfoot & Chicago Public Schools ‘Launch Citywide Skilled Trades Career Fair’ - 3,000 High Schoolers & Middle Schoolers Meet Labor Union Representatives & 50-Plus Skilled Trades Exhibitors

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Pedro Martinez held a three-day, in-person Skilled Trades Career Fair this week, where 3,000 CPS students were provided with the opportunity to learn about careers from more than 50 local employers, Trade Unions and workforce agencies. The Trades Career Fair kicked off more»

‘The Construction Worker Is My Mom’ - Book ‘Encourages Female Trail Blazers To Chase Their Dreams’

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Valerie Crafton is a Mom who works in the Construction Industry and is the Author of That Construction Worker is My Mom. Her exposure to construction began when she would accompany her father to his job sites after the loss of her Mother at age seven. She spent a lot of her childhood on construction sites, where she acquired a love for working with her more»

‘Thanks To’ UA VIP, This Marine Corporal ‘Is Enjoying A Good-Paying Union Career’

Published on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO) - Shortly after transitioning out of the military, life for Marine Corporal Lou Barajasmartinez is financially on the upswing. As a Union-represented Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice, he’s earning more money now than when he was on active-duty, owns two houses and is currently a Fourth-Year Apprentice at United Association more»

Our Canadian Friends ‘Know The Worth’ Of Investing In Apprenticeship Training: Ontario Commits $28 Million For Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Published on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LONDON, ONTARIO/CANADA) - The Province is committing $28 million for Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs to help assist with Ontario's Skilled Labor shortage. Monte McNaughton, who serves as Minister of Labor, Training and Skills Development, made the announcement in London. The training programs are free for participants and combine classroom training more»

“This Is A True Win For Both Apprentices And Businesses In Pennsylvania” - The State Of Pennsylvania Awards IBEW Apprenticeship Program $297,000

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Pennsylvania Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program recently awarded the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of Shamokin Electricians International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 607 $297,000. The JATC runs a five-year program for training Apprentices in the Electrical Industry. more»

‘Growing Need’ For Plumbers Prompts Five-Month South Louisiana Community College Course ‘To Prep Students For Apprentice Training’

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA) - South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) envisions a late-Spring start to a short-term course in plumbing, a hands-on learning experience that, if pursued successfully, may lead to an Apprenticeship in that Trade. “A quality plumbing course that prepares someone for the exam and Apprenticeship Program creates a very bright more»

Boilermakers Union ‘Strengthens A Family Bond’ - Boilermaker ‘Proud Of Five Of His Six Kids Growing Up & Training To Become Union Boilermakers,’ “I’m Proud Of Them All”

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Through his visible hard work and influence, John Bradley modeled a Boilermaker lifestyle that would become a desirable career path for his children. Bradley, a 43-year Boilermaker with Local 146 in Edmonton, Alberta/Canada is pleased that nearly all of his children followed in his footsteps. “Five of the six kids are Boilermakers. I’m proud more»

Meet A Sheet-Metal Apprentice Who Says The Job Is His 'Unknown Calling' - He Now Makes $24 An Hour & ‘Can Provide For His Family While He Learns The Trade’

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Anyone uncertain about college or their current career may want to think about an Apprenticeship. Nathan Allred shared how he became a Sheet Metal Apprentice and what the benefits for him are. Now, he said he can provide for his family, learn from different Journeymen and do something he loves. After graduating high school early, Allred went to a local more»

An Apprenticeship And Training Labor Perspective From IBEW International Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth W. Cooper: ‘Help’ Young People ‘Consider All The Options Open To Them In The Trades’ - ‘And That Starts In High School’

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The day I joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was a turning point in my life. Belonging to this great Brotherhood allowed me to seize control of my own future and make a comfortable Middle Class life for myself and my family. I found my way into the IBEW after a few years of college and searching for the right fit. For more»

Nation's Largest Trucking Industry Association Accepts '90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge'

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg have announced a partnership with the American Trucking Association (ATA) - the largest National Trade Association for the Trucking Industry. The association will join the Biden-Harris Administration’s 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship more»

The U.S. Labor Department Announces $113 Million In Apprenticeship Grants

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced it is offering Apprenticeship Grant Funding totaling $113 million to pay for Worker Apprenticeship Programs in an effort to bolster its Registered Apprenticeship Program. Funding for the USDOL’s new Apprenticeship Building America Program will include up to $50 million to support more»

The State Of Colorado ‘Embraces’ Apprenticeships, ‘Retooling College To Meet Company Needs’ As Students Find Career Paths ‘In On-The-Job Learning’

Published on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DENVER, COLORADO) - Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver Senior Deborah Son began her studies with a focus on art history, her passion - but now at 24, weighing workforce economics, she has shifted to accounting and she’s gaining credit toward her degree by preparing tax returns for low-income people. She’s one of thousands around the more»

The North American Ironworkers Say Pre-Apprenticeships ‘Must Be Used To Boost Diversity Across The Industry’

Published on Thursday, February 24, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Contractors and Unions looking to recruit more Women and People of Color need to take the first step of reaching out through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, industry experts told attendees of the North American Ironworkers/IMPACT Conference that was just held in San Francisco. These efforts are particularly important now, given more»

“The Opportunities Are Just Amazing And The Initial Investment Is Just You. If You Want To Do This, If You’re Ready To Build Detroit With Us, Show Up.” - New Union Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center Opens In Detroit

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) — “I’ve got three little kids up at home and I’m here for them too. Build a career and a life for ourselves and this is a great place to do it,” Lily Bradow said. That place for Lily Bradow and hundreds of others is the brand new, $30 million Union Carpenters and Millwrights Skilled Training Center located more»

‘Not Just Man’s Work’ - Can A Philadelphia Program ‘Prepare Aspiring’ Carpenters For ‘The Demands Of A Well-Paying Union Job While Paving The Way For Women In The Traditionally Male’ Industry?

Published on Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Seeing the bright copper curve of the Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania gives Gina Yiantselis a very particular kind of satisfaction: Inside this building, the finishing details that make a health care and research facility feel comfortable and safe are, in part, the result of her handiwork. “My more»

“There’s Not One Manufacturing Company Today That’s Not In Dire Need Of Skilled Labor And This Helps Address That” - Lawmakers ‘Seek Wider’ Apprentice Program For Georgia Students

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - Georgia High Schoolers who want immediate workplace experience and training could more easily become Apprentices under a new $1.2 Million State Apprenticeship Program being considered in the State Senate. The Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee is debating Senate Bill 379, which would create the new program under the more»

"For A Lot Of People, A Union Apprenticeship Is The Smarter, More Fulfilling Way To Go - And It Doesn't Come With Thousands Of Dollars In Student Loans"- Union Apprenticeships ‘Rival’ Four-Year Degrees, Says New Study

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A new study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) finds a Union Apprenticeship may be a better ticket to the Middle Class than a traditional four-year degree. "College is a great option for some, but it's not the only path to a family-sustaining career, nor is it necessarily the best," International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) more»

New Apprenticeship Joins AWS Training Partner Program ‘To Deliver Cloud’ Apprenticeship

Published on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) - New Apprenticeship (NEW), a Federally-recognized Digital Apprenticeship solution that is bridging the tech skills and opportunity gap with innovative career pathways, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver AWS Training to learners first within Texas and Indiana, then expanding to other states throughout 2022. NEW has more»

“They Are Now A ‘Premier’ Option’ -Union Apprenticeship Earnings ‘Rival’ College Degrees - ‘Economically Speaking,’ College And Union Apprenticeships ‘Have Grown Into Quite An Even Match For One Another, Going Toe-To-Toe In Many Areas’

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Oh, how the tables have turned. There used to be a time when the earnings potential of college degrees was typically viewed as being much better than Union Apprenticeship earnings. There was a pervasive stigma that careers in the Trades were less favorable over college and produced a smaller return. But today, the lines are far less clear. Economically more»

Governor Wolf Announces New Funding To Prepare Central Pennsylvania Apprentices For ‘In-Demand Careers’ In The Electrical Industry

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - Continuing his commitment to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce, Governor Tom Wolf has announced that $296,061 has been awarded to York Electrical Institute to help train the next generation of in-demand Apprentices. “Supporting programs that allow Pennsylvanians to earn a paycheck while they learn valuable skills more»

‘In The First Of Its Kind In The State Of Pennsylvania,’ Simcoach’s Game Development’s Apprenticeship Program Is Registered By The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship And Training Office

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Simcoach Games has announced the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship and Training Office has registered Simcoach’s Game Development Apprenticeship Program - the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. Aapprentices can now develop game applications within Simcoach’s Game Design and Production Studio while more»

Chicago ‘Has Plenty Of Job Opportunities’ In The Construction Trades - Recent Study Funded By The National Association Of Home Builders ‘Finds Most Young Adults Aren’t Aware Of Career Opportunities In The Trades’

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Chicago is currently experiencing a once-in-a-generation boom in real estate development. With over $100 billion in transformative new projects underway or on the horizon, there’s an abundance of opportunity for Chicagoans who work, or want to work in the Construction Trades. A recent study funded by the National Association of Home Builders found more»

The Seattle Times Editorial Board: ‘Expand & Improve’ Washington State’s Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The straight line from high school to college to career success - often considered the preferred path to a living wage - is no longer the prevailing wisdom. Too many Washingtonians are being left behind, with only 40% of students completing a credential after high school. Realizing that a strong educated workforce depends on a variety of alternate career more»

Philadelphia Councilmember, Local Unions ‘Seek To Increase Participation’ In Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Programs - Second Annual Apprenticeship Guidebook ‘Lists Dozens Of Opportunities For Those Looking To Embark On A New Career’

Published on Sunday, January 30, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - A new on-line resource that contains dozens of Apprenticeship opportunities available in Philadelphia, including many in the Construction Sector. Young Philadelphians looking for a path to a stable, lucrative career can utilize an on-line resource that features dozens of Apprenticeship opportunities in the city. The 40-page more»

‘More People With Bachelor’s Degrees Are Going Back To School To Learn’ Skilled Trades

Published on Thursday, January 27, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SCARBOROUGH, MAINE) - Putting on hazmat gear for the first time turns out to be a long-drawn-out process, so the Trainees who are practicing this new skill make the time go faster with a little clowning around. “Smile! Work it! Work it!,” one shouts at a classmate as she jokingly strikes glamour poses for photos in a heavy vapor suit with more»

‘Long Disparaged,’ Education For The Skilled Trades ‘Is Slowly Coming Into Fashion’ - ‘Higher’ Demand, ‘Better’ Pay ‘And New Respect Are Drawing Students To The Trades’

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Young men in jackets and ties walk along tidy walkways that connect the redbrick buildings of the 220-acre campus of the Williamson College of the Trades. They wake up around six each morning, turn out for inspection, attend a morning assembly, then spend full days doing coursework and in shop, alternating at chores in the kitchen more»