2019 Carpenters JAC Academic Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee Graduates who won awards for being at the top of their class! These awards are being presented based upon academic achievement during

GBCA Hosts 2019 Future Ready

On May 23, GBCA hosted middle school students from Edwin M. Stanton School as part of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Future Ready Program. The program works in

2019 Carpenters JAC Annual Skills Contest and Open House

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee held its Annual Skills Contest and Open House at the Carpenters Apprentice School of Philadelphia & Vicinity.Congratulations to the winners!General

CHAD Hard Hat Club Visits Bricklayers Training Center

On April 24, the CHAD Hard Hat Club visited the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 Training Center for a field Trip. Thanks to Robert Powers, the Apprenticeship and Training

CARP Participants Take Apprenticeship Exam

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the participants of the Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) took the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship exam, and then went on a jobsite tour of Tutor Perini Building

Philadelphia County Residents Prepare for Careers in Construction

On January 5, 2019, the first class of the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) 2019 took place. The program will run through March 2nd. In partnership with the Carpenters JAC

CHAD Hard Hat Club Field Trip to FTI

On Thursday, November 28th, the CHAD Hard Hat Club took a field trip to the Finishing Trades Institute. Led by Recruitment Coordinator, Dennis McDonough, students learned about opportunities in drywall

Women Could Solve the Construction Industry’s Labor Shortage

Nationwide, there is a shortage of skilled and qualified labor in construction. The construction industry is, however, still male-dominated: women make up only 3% of the construction industry. If the

GBCA and Members Promote Careers in Construction at St. Augustine Preparatory School

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, representatives from GBCA, GBCA members Gilbane Building Company and INTECH Construction, and GBCA education partners Drexel University and Jefferson University, participated in a panel for