Commitment to Action

Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment

Commitment by

North America's Building Trades Unions

In 2014, North America's Building Trades Unions committed to implementing a structured, demand-driven, apprenticeship-readiness program in close cooperation with key local community-based partners to prepare 125 local young adults in the Capitol Region for the registered apprenticeship programs that lead to long term, sustainable careers in construction. The Building Trades' CHOICE apprenticeship-readiness program will be developed based on the best practices drawn from similar Building Trades programs in Milwaukee, New York City, Boston, New Orleans, and, most recently, in Detroit. The Building Trades community-based partners will assist in the recruitment, assessment, referral and mentoring of local residents in preparation for registered apprenticeship programs.

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Commitment

Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$750,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

North America's Building Trades Unions

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Wider Opportunities for Women, Choice Workforce Solutions, Mechanical Contractors Association, National Electrical Contractors Association, Iron Workers Employers Association, National Urban League, So Others Might Eat, YouthBuild USA, Helmets to Hardhats, U.S. Department of Labor, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, DCJobs