NABTU Pathway Programs in the News

NABTU sponsors comprehensive Apprenticeship Readiness Programs throughout the U.S. These programs provide a gateway for local residents – focusing on women, people of color, veterans, and the justice-involved – to gain access to Building Trades’ registered apprenticeship programs, which puts graduates on a pathway to a middle class, family-sustaining career. This webpage houses some of the many news stories from across the nation highlighting these programs’ successes.


Women in the Trades

Associated Press – ‘Lean In’ Circles Help Women in Construction Navigate Bias

Yahoo News – This Brookly-Based Woman is Living Her Dream as an Ironworker

Philadelphia Inquirer – Philly Construction Trades Seek to Recruit More Women

Baltimore Sun – Maryland’s Goodwill Chapter Expanding – and Evolving – A Century Later

Public News Service – Woman in WV Construction: ‘I Wish I’d Done It Right Out of High School’

High Profile – How Building Pathways is Transforming Lives

Las Vegas Review-Journal – Female Masons Pave Way for Construction Careers at World of Concrete

This is Reno – Trades Unions Renew Focus on Recruitment of Women


Communities of Color

New York Times – Can Progress on Diversity Be Union-Made?

The Hill – The Infrastructure Bill Creates More Need for Workforce Training

Fox 21 – Unions Are Recruiting Women and People of Color for Construction Jobs

Dorchester Reporter – Unions Help Achieve Racial Justice By Closing the Wage Gap

Our City – Mayor Walsh Congratulates First Graduating Class of Syracuse Build Pathways to Apprenticeship Program

Alabama News Center – Alabama-Based Apprenticeship Readiness Program Graduates First Students

My Radio Link (IL) – Governor Pritzker Kicks Off ‘Illinois Workers’ Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Construction Trades



The Hill – Helping Veterans Find New Careers

Roll Call – Skilled Trades Offer a Bright Future for America’s Veterans

SF Building Trades – Local Unions Invite Active-Duty Service Members, Veterans to Join Apprenticeship Mix



JFF – Fair Chance Hiring Even Better With Fair Chance Training

NBC San Diego – ‘We’re All Sharks’: Program Helps Formerly Incarcerated San Diegans Seize Career Opportunities

Pasadena Now – Flintridge Center Graduates First Apprenticeship Preparation Program Cohort Since the Pandemic

Washington State DOC – Investment in Priority Hire Programs to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, People of Color Find Construction Jobs in Seattle