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Michigan’s Construction Industry Touts Building Trades

A recent article from MLive addresses ways the state of Michigan is trying to steer young people into the building trades with apprenticeships and training as viable career options which are in high demand:

Image result for Paula GardnerBy Paula Gardner |  |   Follow on Twitter
on May 01, 2017 at 7:15 AM, updated May 01, 2017 at 7:17 AM

“Career paths in Michigan should more frequently involve skilled trades apprentice training, according to a recent report that details the benefits of the programs.

That form of formalized on-the-job training for specific jobs – like electrician, plumber, carpenter and steelworker – comes at a low-cost for the participant, and fuels the state’s economic drivers that use construction trades.

The state already is looking at expanding its Skilled Trades Training Program beyond the $30 million it’s already spent, while also considering ways to boost career tech education in Michigan’s middle and high schools…” Read full article on



LOCAL ACTION: BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation Awards Annual Building Industry Scholarships
The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation awarded our Annual BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation Scholarships to four promising young people who are pursuing futures in construction. Photos were taken at our General Membership Meeting in the BRAG Ann Arbor Event Center on May 3, 2017.

These young men are already impressively skilled and poised for success. Congratulations guys!







Local Education and Training Resources
Some truly outstanding local programs for education and training in the building trades include The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, The South and West Washtenaw Consortium (Home Building Program), WCC Residential Construction and Design Department and of course Eastern Michigan University and U of M offer additional education. More employment resources, links, and job postings can be found on our Job Connection page.



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