Category Archives: Training

New Poll Shows Nearly Half of Americans Losing Faith in Financial Power of Bachelor’s Degree

A recent poll, conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, reveals nearly half of Americans do not think a bachelor’s degree is a good financial investment. The poll, released in September, showed 47 percent of those surveyed do not believe a bachelor’s degree will lead to a good[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair-May 18th!!

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 →

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 →

Cleveland Building Trades Celebrate National Apprentice Week

The Cleveland Building Trades celebrated National Apprentice Week with students in pre-apprenticeship programs at an event held at Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Union Hall and Training Center. Students from Max Hayes Vocational High School, Cuyahoga Community College and the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center met with members of various trades,[…] Read More →

Former Sheet Metal Training Coordinator Leads Max Hayes Construction Education

Since his retirement as the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Training Coordinator and Instructor, John Nesta has not been able to stay away from teaching. When he was leaving his position with Local 33, Nesta recalled one tradesmen who specifically came back to say thank you for giving him the skills[…] Read More →

New Cleveland Vocational High School Includes Pre-apprentice Program

The new Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School in Cleveland has opened to rave reviews. Inside this state-of-the-art facility, the students in the construction trades curriculum will directly benefit from an agreement signed between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC), the City of Cleveland and the[…] Read More →

Three Area BAC Apprentices Vying for National Title

Cleveland’s own Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 will be well represented by three apprentices at the 2015 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest held in Bowie, Md. this month. After battling their way through local, state and regional competitions, Dan Aller, Giovanni DiPaola and Jaymes Sanford are preparing to show off their[…] 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 →