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Op-ed: How a federally-funded apprenticeship changed my life In the News

Op-ed: How a federally-funded apprenticeship changed my life

Joshua Swindells, who dropped out of school as a teenager to care for his elderly parents, explains how a federally funded apprenticeship program allowed him to return to his education and gain valuable work experience in the information technology field. Joshua fears that proposals to cut federal workforce funding could harm young people such as him.

Cardinal & Pine

Joshua Swindells

Opinion: At 19, I was homeless. Now at 25, I’m a homeowner with a good-paying union job. In the News

Opinion: At 19, I was homeless. Now at 25, I’m a homeowner with a good-paying union job.

Michigan carpenter Raquell Rivera describes how her career as a union carpenter enabled her to transition out of homelessness and become a homeowner. Raquell explains how proposed cuts to federal workforce development funding could threaten both the preapprenticeship program she attended and similar programs.

The Michigan Independent

Raquell Rivera

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions Article

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions

In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.

the Center for American Progress

Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal

How Project Labor Agreements and Community Workforce Agreements Are Good for the Biden Administration’s Investment Agenda Report

How Project Labor Agreements and Community Workforce Agreements Are Good for the Biden Administration’s Investment Agenda

Project labor agreements and community workforce agreements are time-tested tools that can support good value and good jobs on projects funded by the new federal economic investments.

the Center for American Progress

Aurelia Glass, Karla Walter

Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry In the News

Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry

Chancellor of Maricopa Community College District Steven Gonzales writes about the impact the CHIPS and Science Act has had on Arizona students and workforce development. The law spurred increased investments in semiconductor manufacturing, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and investing in training programs to fulfill the workforce needs.

Arizona Capitol Times

Steven Gonzales

Biden’s Investments Create Opportunity for Arizona Carpenters In the News

Biden’s Investments Create Opportunity for Arizona Carpenters

The business representative of the Southwest Mountain States Carpenters Union Local 1912, Bill Ruiz, describes how investments from the Biden administration are benefiting carpenters. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act are ushering in a historic construction boom for carpentry work.

The Copper Courier

Bill Ruiz

How States and Unions Can Partner To Build the Public Sector Workforce Report

How States and Unions Can Partner To Build the Public Sector Workforce

Partnering with unions to train public sector workers helps states uphold high-quality standards; connect with and recruit from local communities; and address the nation’s public sector hiring challenges.

the Center for American Progress

Karla Walter

How historic infrastructure investments can benefit women workers In the News

How historic infrastructure investments can benefit women workers

Karla Walter partnered with Sharita Gruberg to break down the potential long-lasting benefits for women in manufacturing due to President Joe Biden’s historic economic legislation.

The Hill

Sharita Gruberg, Karla Walter

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