"Apprenticeship:Building Your Career" video premiers at Apprentice Fundraiser

A highlight of the Mancini's Night / Annual Injured Apprentice Fundraiser on January 16 was the first public showing of "Apprenticeship:Building Your Career," a fast-paced twelve -minute video overview of what it means to be an apprentice in the Building Trades. It was produced by a committee of members of the Apprenticeship Coordinating Association of Minnesota comprised of Jack Hettwer, Coordinator, Mpls Plumbers Joint Journeymens Apprenticeship Committee; Rick Martagon, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Bricklayers & Allied Craftsworkers Local Union 1 MN/ND; Mary DesJarlais, MN Department of Labor and Industry; Sam DiPaola, Training Director, MN Statewide Limited energy; and Larry Casey, retired, both IBEW and Labor Education Service, U of MN. The program was produced by John See and Tony DeAngelis with support from Randy Croce and Howard Kling at the Labor Education Service.

Shooting began last spring and was centered around the $243 million renovation of Union Depot in St.Paul.  Over a dozen apprentices agreed to appear in the video in interviews as well as being filmed working at their job sites. As it happened, shooting finished just as the Union Depot opened its doors to the public after years of reconstruction and rehabilitation.  

The video is available on-line and as a DVD. For further information about how to get copies- and to learn more about apprenticeship and the trades, go to ConstructionCareers.org.

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