GBCA Member Connects with Mayfair Middle School Students

On May 25, 2023, Greg Laska, Vice President Operations at Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions, visited students in Mayfair Middle School’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program. Greg appeared

Build Up the American Workforce through Union Construction

Cyndie Williams, Executive Director of the Carpenter Contractor Trust, recent shared an op-ed highlighting how supporting union construction is supporting jobs for American workers. From Newsweek: American taxpayers need

Philadelphia Trade Unions Make Efforts Increase Diversity in Building Trades

Photo by: Tom Gralish Philadelphia’s building trades unions are working to increase the number of young women and people of color entering the trades. From partnerships with high schools,

Eastern State Penitentiary Carpentry Academy Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the first graduating class of the Preservation Trades Center’s Carpentry Academy! Hosted at Eastern State Penitentiary and co-hosted by Rebuild Philadelphia, this 6-week, paid pre-apprentice program was

2022 NAWIC Block Kids Building Competition

The NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation is presenting its award-winning Block Kids Program on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Hall in Philadelphia. The competition is for

2022 Masonry Pre-Apprentice Program at Eastern State Penitentiary

On Wednesday, June 21, 2022, GBCA’s Marketing & Communications department visited the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Preservation Trades Center (PTC) – a 4-week, paid, hands-on, masonry pre-apprentice training program. In

Penn Pavilion Project Launches New Careers in Construction

William Griffin III, a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 union, had the honor of introducing Vice President Kamala Harris when she recently spoke in Philadelphia about the

VP Kamala Harris Visits Philadelphia to Support Union Labor

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Philadelphia and gave an address about the importance of unions for Americans' economic futures. Harris was introduced to the crowd by Sheet Metal Local 19

CARP Students Tour Turner Perryman Project

Thanks to Turner Construction Company and Perryman Building and Construction Services for hosting the 2021 Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) graduates at the DAT and One uCity Wexford sites on