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Cleveland Building Trades remember lost lives on Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 100 men and women, including local Building Trades affiliates, gathered in Cleveland to remember those who lost their lives on the job. A somber Workers’ Memorial Day service was held between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field on April 28 to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the creation[…] Read More →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

New Cleveland Building Trades Video Urges Viewers To Become Apprentices

Men and women of all races should “Join the Trades.” That is the message of the newest video released by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council. Released in April, the video raises awareness about high-demand job opportunities within the Building Trades and the rewarding careers they offer. Area journeymen[…] Read More →

Forbes.com Highlights the Need for the “Other Four-Year Degree”

Students and adults thinking about going to college to earn a bachelor’s degree should give strong consideration to apprenticeships, vocational and other technical educations says a January Forbes.com article. Written by Nicholas Wyman, the article looks at why men and women should consider joining an apprenticeship program instead of going[…] Read More →

Local 120 Apprentices Take First Place In Regional Contest

Two apprentices from Cleveland’s Pipefitters Local 120 took first place in competition at the 2015 UA Regional Apprenticeship Contest held in Indianapolis earlier this month. Apprentices Jim Primozic and Brian Price proved to be the region’s best of the best in the Pipefitting and Sprinklerfitting trades, respectively. The two displayed the best craftsmanship[…] Read More →

Cleveland BAC Apprentice Earns Regional Title

Last weekend, Cleveland’s Bricklayers Local 5 apprentice Jaymes Sanford took first place in the Marble competition at the 2015 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers/International Masonry Institute North Central Region Apprentice Contest. More than 20 apprentices traveled to Batavia, Ohio to take part in the regional competition featuring four building and construction trade[…] Read More →

Cleveland Apprentices Advance to UA Regional Competition

Cleveland’s Pipefitters Local 120 represented themselves – and the city’s union construction trades – well at the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition last week, winning two of the five disciplines for which the state’s best of the best apprentices were judged. Held from April 21-23 at UA Local 50’s Piping[…] Read More →

New Partnership Gives High School Students Career Opportunities in the Trades

A new partnership between the Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council (CBCTC) and Cleveland Public Schools will give students from Max Hayes High School a chance to learn from the best, and work with them too. The agreement signed by CBCTC, the City of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District[…] Read More →

New Agreement Aids Sheet Metal Apprentices in Earning Associate’s Degree

The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and the Ohio Board of Regents have reached an agreement geared toward helping apprentices earn their associates degree. The agreement means individuals working as union apprentices can now earn up to 60 percent of the credits they need to graduate with an associate’s degree[…] Read More →