• Local #66 of the International Union of Operating Engineers

    Web site of Local 66 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Organized in 1901 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Local 66 represents nearly 8,000 members in a 36 county area of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
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  • International Union Of Operating Engineers

    Web site of the International Union of the Operating Engineers (IUOE). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the I.U.O.E. represents 400,000 members in 170 local unions across the U.S. and Canada.
    Members can also register for classes at the IUOE's International Training & Education Center at this website.
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  • Pittsburgh Job Corps Center

    Pre-apprenticeship training for Heavy Equipment Operators and Heavy Equipment Mechanics.
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  • Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania

    A trade association for contractors in the heavy, highway, railroad and utility construction industry in western Pennsylvania.
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  • Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

    The Master Builders' Association of Western PA represents the preferred commercial contractors in our region. Collectively, the membership accounts for over 80% of the commercial construction in our area and the MBA contractors have built over 90% of the square-footage of LEED certified buildings in the Pittsburgh region.
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  • Introduction to the Trades

    This unique training program provides an introductory overview to building trades. During the six-week course, participants will be exposed to a wide range of skilled occupations, through field trips to state-of-the-art union training facilities, hands-on activities, and meetings with expert craftspeople representing 18 local trade unions. In addition, the classroom portion introduces key job readiness skills needed to begin a career in the building and construction trades. Upon completion, successful participants will have the option of taking the next step and applying for union apprenticeship.
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  • Future Road Builders Virtual Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    Future Road Builders is a computer-based experience that provides an introduction and exposure to highway construction careers such as a Carpenter, Cement Mason, Laborer, Operator, Pile Driver and Teamster.
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  • Helmets-to-Hardhats

    Website developed specifically for military personnel and veterans interested in a career in the Building Trades.
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  • Private Industry Council

    Founded in 1983, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates employment, education, and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania. PIC assists youth, adults, dislocated workers, and the economically disadvantaged in reaching their educational goals, supporting their family growth, and obtaining training and employment.
    The Private Industry Council offers the following courses at select times of the year:
    - Test preparation classes for the Apprenticeship Selection Test.
    - "Women in Trades" and "Pre-Apprenticeship" - paid training courses designed to help prepare
    individuals for possible entry into one of the building trade apprenticeship programs.
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  • Breaking the Chains of Poverty

    A career training program administered by the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s Pittsburgh Chapter and facilitated in partnership with United Steelworkers. The goal is to promote living wage jobs and union membership for the minority community. Their mission is to provide social and economic progress for minorities, the poor and working people. In partnerships with the labor movement and other allies, they provide community-based training programs to individuals to educate, to improve their employment opportunities, and to secure good union jobs that make family-sustaining wages.
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  • Simcoach Skill Arcade

    Dig in to free mobile games for heavy equipment. The Simcoach Skill Arcade is a workforce development and training platform that uses video games to expose next generation talent to career paths and connect them with training, apprenticeships and employment in their region.
    Hooked! A Tower Crane Game.
    Dig In: An Excavator Game.
    Dig In: A Dozer Game.
    Click on the link below to enter the website and download the games.
    Also available on the App Store, Google Play or Amazon.
    Simcoach also has a wide variety of career readiness programs available.
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  • CAWP Excavator Game

    Lets you practice the skills needed to be a real life machine operator, right on your mobile device! There’s work to do. Can you dig it?

    Available for iOS and Android.
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  • Builders Guild of Western PA

    Unified initiative of building trade unions, contractor associations and industry professionals. Features the “Trade-Me” interactive presentation highlighting building trade apprenticeship opportunities.
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  • StudentLingo

    On demand student success workshops.

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  • Apprenticeship Readiness Program

    Apprenticeship Readiness Program: Multiple Sites
    This program was developed by the North America Building Trades Union (NABTU) and is endorsed by the Beaver County Building Trade Unions, Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council, Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Labor.
    This four-week course (FT) or eight-week course (PT) prepares individuals interested in entering one of 16 regional Joint Apprenticeship Training Programs. The Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) will take place in the counties of Washington, Westmoreland, Butler and Beaver in the Summer of 2021 through Spring 2022. This training is available at no cost to participants.
    Individuals must have the status of a dislocated worker or a spouse of a dislocated worker. Candidates should have a driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to pass a drug/alcohol and a criminal background check. Interested candidates may text or call 724-288-2082 or email with questions or to request an application.
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  • Butler County Community College

    Butler County Community College offers an apprenticeship readiness program designed to prepare applicants for possible entry into Western Pennsylvania building and construction trade union apprenticeship programs.
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  • Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

    The Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinators Association web site. Contains information about the various building trade apprenticeship programs in Pennsylvania.
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  • PA State Building and Construction Trades Council

    Along with its affiliated members, represents over 100,000 unionized construction-industry workers across the state on issues including apprenticeship, health and safety, community outreach, etc.
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