• BUD Celebrates Four Years of Success

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Over 30 graduates of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, plus friends, union officials, and other program organizers and supporters of the program gathered at Carpenters Hall on Hampton...

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  • 14th BUD Class Grads Finding Construction Jobs

    As of this Monday (Aug. 27), seven of the 12 graduates in the 14th cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program had found positions in the industry. Russ Signorino, BUD program director said that the other...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Enrolling Now for Next BUD Class. Class Starts July 9th.

    The BUD program is currently enrolling for their upcoming five-week training cycle that begins on Monday, July 9th. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, July 5th, at 10:00am.  The BUD program offers incentives both for referring eligible applicants...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Thirteen is Lucky Number for BUD Program

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL The thirteenth cohort of the Building Union Diversity program graduated on Wednesday (May 30) in a ceremony at the AGC Training School. Sixty-five persons were in attendance, including graduates...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • BUD Program Gains Momentum With 12th Cohort

    The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program was hitting on all cylinders when it graduated its 12th cohort last Wednesday (April 4) to a full house of program officials, graduates’ families and potential employers. The program took place...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • BUD Seeks Candidates as Third Year Starts

    The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program has openings for its next cohort which begins Feb. 26.  The program will give unemployed or under-employed individuals the opportunity to explore careers in the construction trades. The five-week curriculum, which...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • BUD Learn About the Building Trades

    The 2018 Building Union Diversity (BUD) Program will continue to build on our successful first 3 years. To do that, we need to partner with you to identify, train,  place and support eligible minority and women candidates for...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Video: BUD Graduation Was A Family Affair

    It was truly a family affair when the 11th cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program graduated last Tuesday (Oct. 24) in ceremonies at the Electrical Industry Training Center. There were spouses and moms present, as...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • BUD Round 11 Cohort Graduation – Oct. 24

    Tuesday October 24, 2017, will be the graduation ceremony for the Building Union Diversity (BUD) Round 11 Cohort. We would like to invite you to visit the group and celebrate their program graduation. As we have done previously,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • BUD Program Graduates 10th Class

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL The 10th cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program graduated in a ceremony at the AGC Construction Training Center last Wednesday (August 16).  There were 10 graduates in...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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