• BUD Program Enrolling New Classes, 87% Placement in First 4 Years

    From The St. Louis American:  The Building Union Diversity (BUD) recently graduated 16 participants in its 15th cohort, which is dedicated to increasing diversity in the building trades in the St. Louis region. Of those 16 graduates,...

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  • 15th BUD Workforce Diversity Cohort Celebrates 100% Completion Rate

    Thursday (March 14), a packed house celebrated a 100% completion rate for  the 15h cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program. The ceremony was held at the Electrical Industry Training Center at 2300 Hampton. All 16...

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  • VIDEO: Forum Young Leaders Group Holds First Quarterly Networking Event

    The Construction Forum STL Young Leaders Group held its first-ever quarterly networking event on Wednesday, March 6 at the tasting room of Parker’s Table in Richmond Heights. Besides enjoying wine, beer and artisan foods offered by their...

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  • Building Union Diversity (BUD) program celebrates four years of success, providing opportunities for good-paying careers

    From Labor Tribune:  More than 30 graduates of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, along with their friends, family, union officials, program organizers and supporters recently gathered at Carpenters Hall in St. Louis to celebrate four years...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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