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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...

2009-09-03 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has registered information technology apprenticeship programs organized by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with Apprenticeship Carolina(TM), a division of the S.C. Technical College System. In partnership with Midlands Technical College and Alpha Training Services in Columbia, S.C., the BlueCross information systems department offers four-year apprenticeship programs, involving classroom training and...

2009-05-21 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the nation pauses this Memorial Day to remember its fallen soldiers, at least one group remains on active duty to help our veterans find work during these tough economic times. High unemployment rates have made it harder for recently discharged servicemen and women to transition into civilian careers. And with homebuilding down, the construction industry would seem to offer slim opportunities for our returning heroes. Yet despite these...

2009-02-25 08:40:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the needs created by the current economic climate coupled with a pro-active response to sustained demand, Able Body Labor announced the launch of Craftsmen on Call. Craftsmen on Call will provide customers with a partner who can recruit, test and qualify and place skilled craftsmen to fit their job-specific needs. Craftsmen on Call provides a complete turnkey process for its clients, not only finding talented craftsmen but testing their...

2009-01-21 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (International Builders Show) - In yet another show of support for the nation's military, Sears Holdings today announced an alliance for the Craftsman tool brand with Helmets to Hardhats. A nonprofit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, construction industry employers and trade associations, Helmets to Hardhats helps veterans successfully transition into family-supporting careers in the civilian sector....

2008-10-13 03:00:22

By Rattle, Barbara Utah Pipe Trades, also known as Local 140 of the Journey and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, has purchased roughly 6.6 acres in the Salt Lake International Center where it plans to build a new structure for its apprenticeship program. Now operating from an approximately 7,300 square foot building in North Salt Lake, the union plans to construct a 40,000 square foot training facility at 700 W. Billy Mitchell Road....

2008-10-08 15:00:31

By ANDERSON, Charles Two secondary schools in the Nelson region will have the opportunity to move their students into the workforce more quickly. Minister of Education Chris Carter announced last week that a further 56 schools in New Zealand will be offered the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme. Mr Carter said the scheme was an effective way to bridge the gap between school and industry so students could move into a career. "Young people told us they want better and more in-depth careers...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By MATT ROPER FEEL a bit of a dunce when it comes to keeping up with our ever- changing education system? You're not the only one... With the introduction of diplomas, apprenticeships and now a new school leaving age, knowing what's what seems about as simple as working out the square root of pi on an abacus. From this week, all children starting secondary school in England will be legally required to stay in education until they are 17. This is the first change in the leaving age...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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