Unions Are Recruiting Women and People of Color for Construction Jobs

They Are Offering an 8 Week Pre-Apprenticeship Program at No Cost


DULUTH, Minn.- North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and SOAR Career Solutions are inviting women and minorities who are interested in the construction industry to take part in their 8 week pre-apprenticeship program, all at no cost.

The program aims to recruit people who are underrepresented in the industry, and put them through training so they can have a job and earn a living wage. The hands on instruction will cover everything from framing floors, walls, interior and exterior finish, to safety training.

“in general the Unions are in a hiring mode right now, the economy is going well, there are projects that need to be done, and they’re having a lack of applicants so they know the traditional applicants are still applying and they need to broaden their nets and bring in more people who hadn’t thought about maybe being a union carpenter,” said Jason Beckman, the Program Director for SOAR.

The organizations are looking for 10 people to participate in the program.

The program begins July 10th and goes until September 1st. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be registered SOAR clients, at least 17 years old, and have or be working towards a GED.

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