Where We Are Going

The steps we are taking to improve the industry. The Ohio Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is proud to announce the hire of our first-ever Marketing and Communication Director, Melissa Emery. Before joining OLTAP, Melissa has worked with organizations such as the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to bridge communication gaps, recruit, and promote positive …

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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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The Drexel J. Thrash Training Center

Ohio’s top-notch construction training facility For a minimum of four weeks each year (or 144 classroom hours), your apprentices will be spending time at the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center and at the local union offices, where they’ll develop skills for their construction career. These classes will guarantee success in their apprenticeship and help them …

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Women Can Too

New social media campaign champions women in construction Women don’t look to the construction industry as a job opportunity, often because it’s stigmatized as a “man’s job.” They may have fears about harassment and physical labor as well. The Ohio Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship office is looking to upend the stigma of a male construction …

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Contractor Portal

Save time with quality workforce development Created in partnership with the OCA, the AGC and the local union business managers, Vince Irvin, our laborers’ statewide apprenticeship coordinator, discussed the benefits and use of the contractor portal in a recent video presentation. When you sign up for the contractor portal, you have access to a list …

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