Apprenticeships

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Since the late 1800s, steamfitters have built, installed and maintained piping systems, everywhere from power plants to residential homes.

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Better collaboration between employers and workforce training programs is key to filling the expected job openings in the growing oil and natural gas industries, according to research from the RAND Corporation.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta was in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning to speak at the Shale Insight Conference and tour the Carpenters' Union Training Center. 

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Sixteen construction trade unions in western Pennsylvania are looking for a few thousand new members.