• St. Louis Jobs Program Comes Under Scrutiny by State and Local Officials

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Mayor Lyda Krewson says her office will investigate a city jobs agency amid reports of financial mismanagement. The announcement came after a KMOV (Channel 4) report last week featuring anonymous current and former...

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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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  • YouthBuild Participants Visit Aquarium Construction Site at St. Louis Union Station

    Yesterday, five participants from SLATE’s YouthBuild program and SLATE staff visited the construction site of the City’s first Aquarium located at St. Louis Union Station and participated in a presentation prepared by Shawn Brinker, Project Manager at McCarthy Construction. ...

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  • SLATE Awarded $1.1M YouthBuild Grant Through U.S. DOL-ETA

    From The St. Louis American:  The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) has been awarded a $1.1 million YouthBuild grant through Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA). Of the 77 YouthBuild grantees nationwide,...

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  • SLATE Leaders Say Jobs Cut Killings of Young Black Men

    From St. Louis Public Radio: There’s a grim trend tucked into St. Louis’ 2017 homicide statistics: More than half of the victims are black males under the age of 29 and close to half of those suspected of...

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  • ANALYSIS: A Plus Week for Equity in Our Industry

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL This was a week that offered some insights, some drama, and possibly some long term hope in the efforts to create equity within our industry and our region. Wednesday...

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  • Mayor Krewson Appoints Dr. Alice Prince to Head SLATE

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has appointed Dr. Alice Prince as director of the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE). Prince has worked with SLATE as the agency’s...

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  • Holmes Out at SLATE: Krewson to Announce Replacement

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Michael Holmes, director of the St. Louis Agency of Training and Employment was removed from his position Tuesday by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Holmes was informed of the...

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  • Connecting the Dots…

    AUGUST 08, 2017 by Tom Finan, Executive Director “This connects the dots.” I was speaking to Mike Sullivan, the COO and general counsel of Cortex Innovation District. We were guests at an executive breakfast at the new...

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  • $220M Second Phase of Ballpark Village Announced

    The St. Louis Cardinals announced plans for a $220 million, 550,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village which will include the construction of a 29-story luxury high-rise residential tower, the first new Class-A office building built...

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