Contractors Invited to 8th BUD Cohort Graduation – April 19

By on April 18, 2017

A graduation ceremony is planned for the eighth cohort of students in the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program. The ceremony will be held on April 19th at the AGC Construction Training School located at 6301 Knox Industrial Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63139.

“We have a very interested class of students,” St. Louis Community College’s Jim Duane,  who serves as BUD project manager, said. “As we have done previously, we are encouraging the interviewing and hiring of these candidates on the spot.”

The Graduation event will start at 11:30 with a ceremony, followed by a light lunch and “speed interviews” of candidates.  immediately following.  Duane said that more than half of the previous class received job offers on their graduation day.

The eight BUD class members have completed sessions with the bricklayers, plumber/pipefitters, IBEW electricians, carpenters, operating engineers, cement masons and floor layers.  The training in the BUD program includes both classroom and shop training, and participants will earn national skills certifications as they progress through the training.

The BUD program brings together a comprehensive network of participating joint labor-management Construction Skills training providers, SLATE, the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, Laborers, Carpenters, MSD, United Way and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD).

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