Category Archives: Education

House Bill 98 Can Help Building Trades Recruit at High Schools

Thanks to a recent vote in the Ohio House, apprenticeship recruiting in Ohio’s public high schools may become easier for unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades. House Bill 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, which gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the[…] Read More →

Roundtable Talk Sparks Community Investment Ideas

Leaders from several of Ohio’s regional Building and Construction Trade Councils came together in August to discuss how community investment opportunities can create more jobs for union members. The event, called the Community Development Roundtable, was sponsored by the AFL Housing Investment Trust and the ERECT Fund. Topics ranged from[…] Read More →

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!!

New Building Trades Video Promotes Diversity

A new video highlights the ongoing efforts of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council to create a diversified construction workforce. Through community outreach, the region’s Building Trades have worked to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic and gender make-up of the people of Cleveland and their[…] 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 →

Crews Keep Pace with Aggressive Lakewood Elementary Schools Projects

Union tradesmen, with a little help from Mother Nature, have been able to keep up with an aggressive schedule on three Lakewood elementary school projects. As frigid weather begins to set in throughout Northeastern Ohio, crews from the Cleveland Building Trades are working furiously get the three new Lakewood school[…] 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 →