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CISCO Launches 2017 Scholarship Program;  Deadline For Applications – Feb. 17, 2017

scholarship-smallerCISCO is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  CISCO offers (3) four-year scholarships ($2,000/year) to high school seniors; (2) two-year awards ($1,000/year) for seniors planning to attend community college; and (2) two-year continuing education awards ($1,000/year) to union members or contractor employees.

All applications and accompanying documents MUST be postmarked by February 17, 2017 to be eligible for consideration.  For judging criteria, application information and eligibility requirements, please click on any of the three application forms that follow: 1) 4-year scholarship; 2) 2-year community college scholarship; and 3) 2-year continuing education scholarship.

Suicide Prevention Summit – February 1, 2017

suicide-logo-cropConstruction is one of the highest rated industries affected by suicide.  As such, it is an industry imperative to shatter the mental health stigma and create caring cultures within our companies. CFMA has established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction. Through the information and resources CFMA has compiled, the Alliance looks to help those in the construction industry create awareness of the problem, cultivate a culture of caring, and start the conversation in the workplace.

Members of CFMA Chicago Chapter in partnership with the Builders Association have organized theSuicide Prevention Summit”. This half day collaboration between construction and mental health professionals, will explore suicide prevention for the construction industry. By targeting construction industry CEOs, CFOs, Human Resource professionals, and Safety and Risk managers, this event will provide a wealth of knowledge to professionals in the industry.  To register, click here.

























































Register Today For CISCO’s Annual Meeting – Friday, January 27, 2017

CISCO’s Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1901 Woodfield Road in Schaumburg.

Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. with the formal program starting at 9:00 a.m. The featured presentation will be the 2016 Pride in Construction Awards consisting of the Projects of the Year, as well as recognition of the Educator of the Year, Public Body of the Year and the Labor Advocate of the Year.

To register, contact Julia Mulvey at (630) 472-9411 or via email – julia@cisco.org.

High School Counselors, Instructors Get Educated On The Trades

More than 75 high school counselors and instructors attended the recent Educator Days at the Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Center in Elk Grove Village, participating in CISCO’s goal to promote careers in the union construction industry to the teachers and counselors, so they, in turn, inform their students to make them aware of the advantages of an apprenticeship.




The educators took part in a two-day, hands on expo, sponsored by CISCO and the Illinois State Apprenticeship Committee and Conference (ISACC)  For view more photos from the event, click here.





























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