Washington, D.C. – June 17, 2022 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement:

“North America’s Building Trades Unions applaud the Biden-Harris Administration’s Talent Pipeline Challenge focusing on partnerships that promote Registered Apprenticeship, the highest level of training for building the next generation of high-quality infrastructure in communities across America.

“We know that strengthening pathways to Registered Apprenticeship begins with expanding access to apprenticeship readiness programs. Such programs are the ladders of opportunities for citizens in communities where many infrastructure investments will be made, especially communities of color, women, immigrants, veterans, and the justice involved. It is an honor to be included in this proactive initiative, and we plan to seize this opportunity to advance apprenticeship readiness programs in the name of offering middle-class career opportunities in construction for all.”



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