Apprenticeship Training & Education Archive

Electrical Apprenticeship Open House (Peoria IL) IBEW

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

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.

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.

A taste of the trades

Career Technical Education (CTE) — such as automotive technology, culinary arts, media design and the trades — is providing 12.5 million high school and college students the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training needed to succeed in future careers. Students share their stories.

Not ready for college? Michigan’s construction industry touts building trades

According to a recent report, formalized on-the-job training for specific jobs – like electrician, plumber, carpenter and steelworker – comes at a low-cost for the participant, and fuels the state’s economic drivers that use construction trades.

Union Breaks Ground for Regional Training Center

The Boilermakers Union recently broke ground on a new regional training center in Salt Lake City designed to address the growing demand for top welders by providing advanced instruction to journeymen, apprentices and helpers.

America’s manliest industries are all competing for women

This month the Ironworkers union became the first building trades union to offer up to eight months of paid maternity leave to pregnant women and new moms.

From the Army to an Electrical Apprenticeship

Learn more about Tim’s experienced with Helmets to Hardhats and how it has changed not only his career, but his life and that of his family’s.

Helmets to Hardhats Puts Veterans Back to Work

The transition from active military service to civilian life is rarely, if ever, an easy one. Helmets to Hardhats is trying to change that.

Veterans Revamp the Tri-State Area One Project at a Time

For three veterans, it was not long ago that they their days were spent in Marine uniforms and their lives were devoted to serving their country.