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|Just think how different America would be
without these tradesmen of the early 20th
century. This group of men are among the
many workers who built the Empire State
Building which opened in 1931.
|The equation is a simple one!
|"It's organizations like yourself
promoting the trades that will excite the
next generation to have pride in the
trades!!"- Russ Arsenault, GKT
Refrigeration, Providence, RI Via Twitter
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We Appreciate it!
|"Please continue doing what you're
doing. We need trades people in the
workforce fast. Thanks for getting the
word out." - Debbie Jameson, Welder by
Trade, Cedar Rapids, IA Via email
|It's a no brainer!
Trades, there is NO
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|Congratulations to these Iron workers of the new World
Trade One in NYC as they all gather for a photograph on
May 2, 2013, as the final piece is put on the structure
which has been undergoing construction since 2006
|It's been a national effort in the
construction of World Trade One.
Here's a welder in Lynchburg, VA
welding steel destined for NYC.
|Ask yourselves, how would buildings get built if it
weren't for skilled trade workers?
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|For the past few years it has been hard to ignore
America’s crumbling infrastructure, from the
devastating breach of New Orleans’s levees after
Hurricane Katrina to the collapse of a big bridge in
Minneapolis in 2007. In 2005 the American Society of
Civil Engineers estimated that $1.6 trillion was needed
over five years to bring just the existing infrastructure
into good repair.
Read article at Economist.com
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|This includes a variety of workers with
specialized skills acquired at vocational
schools or in on-the-job-training during
apprenticeships. The professions
include electrician, bricklayer,
carpenter, cabinetmaker, mason,
plumber and welder. There's a
shortage of these workers because so
many young people are encouraged to
attend four-year colleges, not
vocational schools. Also, these jobs
are physically demanding. "It's one of
the baffling shortages of skills, since
they're well-paid, flexible positions,"
Prising says. "You can have gainful
employment for a long time. This isn't
work that will be outsourced or
disappear. It's locally based work with
geographically transferable skills."
By Tara Weiss- Forbes
|"You guys 'rock'! Keep paying it forward and thanks!"
-Ken Wallace, Bricklayer (BAC Member Local 1), Owings Mills, MD