Training

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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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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