3rd Annual Construction Expo Hits A Grand Slam!
More than 325 students and adults attended the 3rd annual Construction Expo as CISCO, St. Paul Community Development Ministries (SPCDM), the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS joined forces to showcase careers in the construction industry. The event was once again hosted by SPCDM at 4550 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago.
To view more pictures of the event, click here.
National Labor-Management Conference – Receives Rave Reviews
For the first time in eight years, the National Labor-Management Conference presented by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service was held in Chicago, and by all indications, the event was a huge success. Titled “Future @Work” more than 1,000 attendees came to the Hyatt Regency and got a chance to take in more than 60 breakout sessions and several keynote speakers. In the photo above AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and FMCS Director Allison Beck held a brief discussion on national issues following Mr. Trumka’s keynote speech.
CISCO presented a 90-minute workshop during one of 60-plus breakout sessions/panel presentations from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 18. At right, CISCO’s Education-to-Careers Director Johnetta Ryan speaks to the audience about Apprenticeship Programs.
At left, guest contractor Peggy Hrindak, President/CEO of Phoenix Business Solutions, spoke about the contractor’s perspective as it related to the Labor-Management model. CISCO was also one of the event sponsors as it helped to bring Keynote Speaker Jason Dorsey to the event. For more pictures of the event, click here.
Bensenville Hands-On Apprenticeship Career Fair A Big Hit With Residents
CISCO and the Village of Bensenville recently partnered on a Hands-On Career Fair and many area residents turned out to talk to Apprenticeship Coordinators and Instructors and allowed attendees to experience first hand what the men and women in the union trades do in the course of a day.
In the photo above, Bensenville Mayor Frank Soto prepares to take a computerized welding exercise as Pipefitters Local 597 Admissions Director Adam Sutter adjusts his head gear.
At left, Laborers’ Apprenticeship Coordinator Paul Hoetzer watches as a resident tries using a hammer drill. Among the union trades represented at the event were the Electricians, Carpenters, Bricklayers, Laborers, Pipefitters, Ceramic Tile Finishers, Roofers Local 11, and Operating Engineers Local 150. For more photos of the event, click here.
CISCO Golf Outing – SOLD OUT! Sponsorships Still Available
CISCO’s Annual Golf Outing is SOLD OUT! However, there are still opportunities to join in on the fun! You and your colleagues can still sign up for the barbecue lunch, which begins around 1:30 pm, Monday, September 12, 2016 at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road. The cost for the lunch is $40 per person.
There are also many ways to sponsor the outing. Hole, Beverage Cart, Halfway House and Lunch sponsorships are available, as well as registration table and prize donations. See the details on the registration form – just click here!
Halfway House and Beverage Cart sponsorships are $300, and a Lunch sponsorship is $500. Call us at 630-472-9411 to take advantage of these opportunities.
Military Veteran Construction Career Expo – Monday, August 29
CISCO is partnering with Helmet to Hard Hats to conduct a Construction Career Expo on Monday, August 29 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post # 5220, 9514 S. 52nd Avenue in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Learn more about the Building Trade Union Apprenticeship Programs: How to Apply; requirements; benefits; and the Post 9/11 GI Bill Approved Training Program. For more information, contact CISCO’s Education-to-Careers Director Johnetta Ryan at 630-472-9411.
Contractor Workshop Provides Tips To Keep Cheating Contractors From Winning Bids
Nearly 50 contractors, elected officials and building trades personnel attended this recent seminar at UA Local 597 Pipefitters Training center, 10850 W. 187th St., Mokena, IL 60448.
The workshop taught practical, effective strategies to keep low-road contractors who cheat to compete from winning contracts for public works jobs. In the photo above, Michael Lingl of the Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting discusses how to search for evidence of poor performing contractors. For more photos of the event, click here.