Applications now being accepted for local apprentice programs
Local unions are accepting or soon will accept applications for apprentices according to State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh.
“With all of the recent and future proposed activities such as a new gaming facility to be constructed, new Penguins arena, housing developments in downtown and other neighborhoods, this is the most opportune time to get involved with one of these apprenticeship programs. These training programs lead to careers in jobs that provide family-sustaining wages,” Rep. Wheatley said.
Mr. Wheatley said the apprenticeships available include:
• International Union Elevator Constructors Local 6 Joint Apprenticeship Training Program: In-person application required; applications will be accepted through March 3 and March 5-8 at 2945 Banksville Road, Room 208. Applicants must be 18 or older and bring valid photo identification and a copy of their high school diploma or GED certificate. For more information, call 412-341-6666.
• Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union No. 12 July 2007 apprentice class: In-person application required; applications are being accepted Feb. 26-March 3 at 1200 Gulf Lab Road, Harmarville. Applicants must be of legal working age, have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, reliable transportation and a high school diploma or GED. Applicants will be required to take a written test March 10 at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-828-1386 or visit http://www.smlocal12.org.
• Greater Pennsylvania Heavy Highway and Railroad Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program: Applications will be accepted March 5-17. Applicant requirements include being 17 or older, physically capable of the work and having a high school diploma or GED. For more information, call 412-262-1830, ext. 1, or visit http://www.greaterpacarpenters.org.
• Apprenticeships for those interested in working as commercial carpenters, residential carpenters, heavy highway carpenters, floor coverers, mill cabinet workers, millwrights or pile drivers, Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Greater Pennsylvania: In-person application required, first Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carpenter Training Center, 222 Second St., Neville Island.
Applicant requirements include being 17 or older — people who will graduate by June 2007 are eligible to apply, physically capable of the work, and having a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, suitable transportation and a high school diploma or GED. For more information, call 412-262-1830, ext. 1, or visit http://www.greaterpacarpenters.org.