Contractors

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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The Next Generation – Spring 2022

Introducing the Next Generation of the Construction Workforce. Gen Z and Millennials represent the next generations of the construction workforce. Like every generation, they differ from those before them because of their varied experiences. Both Gen Z and Millennials were born in an age of information technology that has shaped their lives and perspectives. Because …

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The Next Steps

Steps to assure you are Attracting the Next Generation. To turn the next generation towards the construction industry, it is vitally important to evaluate and adjust the approaches used to attract your workforce. While change does not happen overnight, small steps can be taken by your businesses and others to make the construction industry more …

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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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