Resources

  • 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 over 7,000 members in a 36 county area of Western PA and Eastern Ohio.
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  • International Union Of Operating Engineers

    Web site of the International Union of the Operating Engineers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the I.U.O.E. represents 400,000 members in 170 local unions across the U.S. and Canada.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Hooked! A Tower Crane Game

    Get in the seat of a Tower Crane. Use speed and precision to maneuver expensive equipment around obstacles.
    Click on the link below to enter the Future Road Builders website and then download the app to play the game.
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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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  • 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 free test preparation classes for the Apprenticeship Selection Test during select times of the year.
    A Pre-Apprenticeship class that helps to prepare individuals for possible entry into one of the building trade apprenticeship programs is also offered.
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  • Builders Guild

    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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  • 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 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 Fall of 2017 through Spring 2018. 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 must have a driver’s license, reliable transportation and pass a drug/alcohol and a criminal background check.
    Interested candidates may contact Ms. Maria Brown via email maria.brown@ccbc.edu or via phone at
    724-480-3448 (cell) 412-735-0851.
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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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