Apprenticeship Training & Education

NABTU’s world-class apprenticeship and training infrastructure is the pride of the American labor movement, providing a great and comprehensive way for a worker to acquire the experience and instruction to get established in a career, without the burden of debt.

With the opportunity to learn from the construction industry’s most highly trained instructors in a safe environment, apprentices graduate with a portable, recognized credential affording them good pay and benefits to support themselves and their families. The continuous training and skills upgrade educational opportunities, meanwhile, serves to address the evolving concerns of businesses and industry for the development of a quality skilled craft workforce that meets their needs. A healthy and viable union construction apprenticeship and training system is also a proven avenue to restore the American middle class and bring dignity and security back to the workplace.

Training & Education News

Electrical Apprenticeship Open House (Peroria IL) IBEW

A new facility in Bartonville is bringing job opportunities to Central Illinois.

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Opinion: What parents should know about success and skilled trades

Now more than ever, teachers, counselors and parents must know the facts, so they can encourage young people to join the trades as a first option.

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Regional union sheet metal apprentice skills contest held in Pasco

Ken Cox, training coordinator for Sheet Metal Workers Local 55, talks about a regional skills contest held at the union training center in Pasco. About 35 contestants from around the Pacific Northwest competed in the two-day event.

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