Restored Citizens Employment

Changing Lives Through Restore Citizen Employment  The Ohio Laborers Apprenticeship office has made a breakthrough with the state of Ohio to receive access to resumes of restored citizens re-entering the workforce. With this access, our office can now match and search for individuals with interest in the construction industry.  The Ohio Laborers’ Training & Apprenticeship …

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National Apprenticeship Week

Upcoming Outreach event for national apprenticeship week National Apprenticeship Week is quickly approaching! National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the value of Registered Apprenticeship. This year, the event will take place November 14-20.  The Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program has planned many events …

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Training Season

New Programs that are changing the construction workforce It’s training season! The time of year when apprentices and jouneyworkers have opportunities to learn new skills and capabilities at the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center. We ask you to encourage your laborers to utilize the available courses to increase their greater confidence, skills, knowledge, and efficiency. This …

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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

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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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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What We Are Doing

Our quest for new, relevant Industry Information. The Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program constantly seeks new and relevant information to improve recruitment and workforce development practices. After contemplating the importance of workforce development and training in the coming years, the Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Office recruited several business managers and contractors to develop a workforce development survey.  This …

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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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