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2010-10-25 08:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As more and more wind turbines are erected across the open plains, farmlands, and mountain ridges of the United States, the need for ironworkers with specialized construction skills has naturally grown, says the Iron Workers International Union. Ask anyone knowledgeable about wind energy, and you'll quickly learn that the latest "green" technology - despite a recent surge in public interest - is nothing new to union ironworkers. In fact, ironworkers...

2010-08-30 13:30:00

Program shows military veterans what it takes to gain entry into the building trades ADDISON, Ill., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military veterans in Northeastern Illinois are invited to a free Open House to learn about careers in the Bricklaying, Tuck Pointing, Tile Setting and Plastering trades. The program is scheduled for September 21, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is sponsored by Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization that helps veterans find careers in the...

2010-07-13 09:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- While U.S. industries struggle to rebuild, today's union ironworkers are preparing to lead the next wave of new business construction. That's because amidst the economic challenges of the past several years the Iron Workers International Union (www.ironworkers.org) -- teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) and the Ironworkers National Training Fund (www.ironworkers.org/organization/Apprenticeship.aspx) --...

2010-06-02 13:23:00

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional forty-five (45) UCAP Green Industry Certification Program (GICP) participants will graduate, bringing the total number of graduates to eighty-five (85) since November 2009. The Graduation Ceremony will be Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center - 4400 Shell Street - Capitol Heights, MD 20743, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The invited guest speaker is Linda Sorrento, Director of Education...

2010-02-11 10:03:00

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Green Industry Certification Graduation to be held at Prince George's Community College, Friday, February 12th, will be rescheduled. The Green Industry Certification Program (GICP), the only program of this type in the county, is a collaborative green workforce initiative between United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP), US Green Building Council, and Prince George's County Community College. Training includes six (6) weeks of...

2010-01-29 09:00:00

Canadian apprentices registered in a designated Red Seal trade program may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in financial aid. TORONTO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/service-canada/student-grants-available-to-apprentices SOURCE CNW Social Media

2009-10-30 09:03:00

TUCKER, Ga. Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric cooperatives in Georgia ranked among the top 10 in the nation during the 26th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo held October 17 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. EMC journeymen (the highest qualified individuals) and apprentices (those in the first four years of linemen training) placed in the top 10 among 153 teams and 215 apprentices. "This competition draws the most talented and dedicated line workers from across the nation and showcases these...

2009-10-26 13:08:00

BURIEN, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students in Washington State can now participate in one of two pilot programs on the West Coast for building and construction trades. "Graduates are going to have fine marketable skills, very marketable that our industry needs for tomorrow's technology," said Eric Peterson, Sheet Metal Workers JATC. "They are going to be able to live well and provide for their families." Highline School District's Puget Sound Skills Center in Burien and...

2009-10-06 12:54:00

Contract Discriminates Against Majority of New Hampshire's Construction Workforce WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member company North Branch Construction, a Concord, N.H.-based general contractor, Oct. 5 filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The complaint accuses the DOL of violating federal law by mandating the use of a project labor agreement (PLA) -- a...

2009-10-05 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor leaders from across the State of Kentucky will converge in Louisville on October 7, 2009, to take part in the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council Biennial Convention. During this three-day event, labor leaders will have a chance to meet, share ideas and help determine the future of organized labor in the State of Kentucky for the next two years. It is an important event and expected to draw hundreds of delegates...