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UA Local 50 educates Toledo Public High School students about the benefits of apprenticeships.

Survey says more Americans believe college not worth the cost

A September Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows more Americans believe a four-year college degree is not worth the cost. The poll revealed 47 percent of those surveyed do not believe a bachelor’s degree will lead to a good job and higher lifetime earnings, while 49 percent believed earning a four-year college degree will lead […]

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Rowan University Offering Construction Management Scholarship

Rowan University is offering members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades the opportunity to receive a scholarship for their online Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management course. Journeymen and apprentices affiliated with North America’s Building Trades Union, including NWOBT members, are encouraged to sign-up for the NABTU Governing Board of Presidents Scholarships. Rowan […]

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Forbes.com Says Students Should Consider Apprenticeship

When it comes to making a decision about their future, students and young adults should consider joining an apprenticeship program rather than going to college for a bachelor’s degree. A January  Forbes.com article discusses how bachelor’s degrees are failing millions of college graduates throughout the nation. Currently, an estimated 13 million Americans, many with college degrees, […]

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Toledo Construction Aids in Landmark Project for Maritime Academy of Toledo

The Maritime Academy of Toledo is now home to a newly redeveloped maritime simulator site thanks to work donated by Carpenters Local 351 and IBEW Local 8, two of Toledo Construction’s affiliated unions. The simulator project is the first phase of the Academy’s landmark agreement with VSTEP B.V., a leading European developer of simulators and virtual […]

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University of Toledo Construction Spotlight

The University of Toledo Athletics recently recognized the Toledo Northwest Ohio Building Trades with a video presentation during halftime of the Rockets football game against Eastern Michigan University on Nov. 2nd. The highly-skilled members of our 17 trade unions were lauded for their years of campus construction and renovations, with recent projects including the Doermann […]

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BGSU Community Project of the Game

The Toledo Northwest Ohio Building Trades were recently honored with the “Community Project of the Game” designation by Bowling Green State University Athletics. A video recognizing our work on the Stroh Center, a 4,700-seat multi-purpose arena on the BGSU campus, played during the halftime celebration of the Oct. 26 football game between the BGSU Falcons and […]

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