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From the monthly archives: November 2017

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Apprenticeship program aims to assist veterans' transition into civilian life

- Fox News, Nov. 21 For the men and women serving in the U.S. military, the transition to civilian life can be a battle of its own. A pilot apprenticeship program sponsored by The Associated Builders and Contractors starting next year at Fort Drum in New York, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, looks to take away some of that uncertainty by providing valuable construction skills to service members before they make the next step into civilian life. Michael Bellaman, the president and CEO of the national U.S. trade association, told Fox News on Monday the goal of this program is to take away the "fragmented" feeling some veterans face when trying to look for employment, specifically in the construction industry in this case. "One of the big problems is that once you are out of the military it’s very, very difficult to find a portal and match up jobs in any kind of scale, aside from just putting that out in the paper," he said. In a letter last year from The Chairman's Office of Reintegrat ...

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Vocational trade school to open in Pasco

-November 2017A new trade school in west Pasco will provide classroom and laboratory space for apprentices pursuing careers in skilled trades, including future electricians, plumbers and sheet metal workers, all jobs in demand across the state. The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington, or CITC, is opening its first dedicated schooling site in the Tri-Cities. The nonprofit currently uses rented space in Pasco. CITC is considered an “open shop,” as apprentices are not members of a union. The vocational trade school is headquartered in Bellevue and operates schools in Marysville, Vancouver, Tacoma and Spokane. Prior to this fall, apprentices who enrolled in their final year of the apprenticeship program through CITC would travel to Spokane once a month for two days of classroom and lab work to complete their training. The new facility on Road 90, off Sandifur Parkway, shares a building with Elite Construction and a Crossfit studio. When completed in the spring, the 9,600- ...

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ABC Spotlight 11/7/17

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Bring your employees to join us for a night of giving thanks! Enjoy dinner with your fellow ABC Members and celebrate over 100 hoodies and 200 beanies donated to local clothing banks. Click HERE to learn more or call our office at (509) 534-0826. ABC is actively recruiting for your business! Sara Cottam, our Director of Workforce Development, attends Job Fairs on a monthly basis looking for your next hire. Click HERE to access the pool of individuals ready to start today, make sure to have your username and password ready. Skilled Worker Shortage in Spokane Check out the efforts of our member, Construction Industry Training Council of WA, working hard to educate skilled trade workers in the construction industry! HERE is an interview Ken Hill from CITC did with KHQ on the skilled worker shortage in Spokane. ABC's Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety p ...

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