According to the U.S. Department of Education, thousands of schools will need to be built over the next 10 years, and even more will need to be renovated, in order to respond to rising enrollments and to repair aging schools.
The latest two-year study by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, has found that Associated Builders and Contractors has an overall ABC graduation rate of 29 percent for its apprenticeship programs. Data was collected from the U.S. Department of Labor and state apprenticeship agencies.
For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.