Workforce Development

ECC to Launch E-Contractor Academy Serving Cleveland & Cuyahoga County

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ECC and Emerald Cities Cleveland proudly announce the launch of the E-Contractor Academy in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which will train minority, women, veteran and small contractors to compete for energy efficiency … Read More

EC Los Angeles Director Honored by Local NAMC Chapter

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At its 17th Annual Awards Dinner, the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) honored EC Los Angeles Director Veronica Soto with its 2016 Minority Business Advocate … Read More

YouthBuild LA Grads on the Job at USC Village Construction Project

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YouthBuild Los Angeles graduate Marco Sanchez Vasquez, 27, now a second-stage apprentice bricklayer, is one of three recent graduates of YouthBuild Los Angeles who have been placed into good union jobs with the U… Read More

ECC Economic Inclusion Director Addresses Urban Sustainability Directors

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ECC Economic Inclusion Director Sarah Robinson described ECC’s work, its role in creating sustainable, just and inclusive economies with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) during a fall 2016 … Read More

E-Contractor Academy Grad Helps Deliver Los Angeles County’s First Net-Zero Energy Building

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A graduate of Emerald Cities Collaborative’s E-Contractor Academy –  Ryan Tittsworth, president of RBT Electric, Inc. – installed the solar panels that helped make the recently renovated Cu… Read More

Cuyahoga County Moves to Increase Contracting With Firms Owned by Women, Minorities

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Cuyahoga County officials have introduced several pieces of legislation intended to increase the number of county contracts going to women- and minority-owned firms, having found the 1.4 percent of contracts curr… Read More

Youth Take High Road to ‘STEAM’ Careers with ‘ACES’ Program

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ECC’s commitment to building a sustainable and just economy for the next generation has taken unique form in Los Angeles, where the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Students (ACES) Pathway Program… Read More

ACES Students Begin Pathway to Construction Through Union-Made MC3 Training

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By providing training using the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), Caló YouthBuild, a partner to Emerald Cities Los Angeles, has become one of the few organizations offering high school students and out-of-s… Read More

Antelope Valley YouthBuild Partners with Ironworkers on Pathway to High-Road Jobs

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Youth in the Antelope Valley area of California are finding new opportunities for careers in the solar energy industry thanks to a partnership among Antelope Valley YouthBuild, Ironworkers Local 433 and the Field… Read More

Painters Union Builds Alliances at the Local Level, with Focus on Youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about IUPAT’s CORE Initiative. See first part here.) Jobs, School Supplies, Training DC 58 in Illinois and Missouri is running several comm… Read More

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