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Building Futures Expansion

New Programs that are changing the construction workforce Building Futures is an award-winning workforce development program that equips underserved individuals with life skills and basic construction knowledge to prepare them for a building trades apprenticeship. Participants complete a 12-week program where they learn about union construction trades and review key concepts such as financial literacy, …

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OLTAP Selected as Apprenticeship Ambassador – Summer 2022

The Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program chosen by the US Department of Labor as an apprenticeship ambassador. The US Department of Labor has recognized the Ohio Laborers Training & Apprenticeship Trust Fund as an Apprenticeship Ambassador. The selection comes in light of the US Department of Labor’s efforts to expand and diversify Registered Apprenticeships. The department selected the …

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The Diversity Necessity

The Demographics of the construction industry is changing. The time is now to adapt. As the union construction industry continues to grapple with labor shortages and vital upcoming projects, it has become clear that new, innovative solutions and recruiting tactics are needed to maintain a robust post-pandemic workforce. In addition to innovating industry marketing and communication, one solution …

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Upcoming Events

Introducing the Next Generation of the Construction Workforce. Upcoming Career Fairs – Open to Contractors   The Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is partnering with Hilliard, Groveport Madison, Dayton, and Youngstown High Schools to plan trades career expos for students. The Hilliard trades fair is expected to take place in October, Groveport Madison in November, and Youngstown and Dayton in …

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Updated Contractor Resources (Attached)

Check out our updated resources to assist with recruiting, orientation, and subcontracting. The Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship office has updated its marketing and new member resources. These resources include the New Members Guide, the Apprenticeship Brochure, and the Training Center Brochure.   Apprenticeship Brochure  The Apprenticeship Brochure offers key information about what a union laborer is, the benefits, …

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Innovate Your Workforce – Winter 2021

Keep up with New Industry Practices through Workforce Training Like any industry, the construction industry is constantly changing and evolving in its practices. It may seem daunting to keep up with new industry practices consistently, but innovating your business and workforce may be easier than you previously thought. Workforce training is the best way to …

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2021 Program Applicant Analytics

Key Applicant Metrics to Consider With the recent passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, many contractors will require more laborers to fulfill their upcoming needs. The Ohio Training and Apprenticeship Program is constantly working to find new applicants for the apprenticeship program, so contractors and business managers have a pool to choose from. Our applicant’s statistics …

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National Apprenticeship Week Panelist Conversation

Workforce Development Panelist Conversation In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, the Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program hosted a round table discussion with Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Major General Deborah Ashenhurst, Director of the Department of Veterans Services, Ralph E. Cole, Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Laborers’ …

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