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Councilwoman Debra Stark Applauds Council Passage of Construction Trades Training, Employment InitiativeCouncilwoman Debra Stark Applauds Council Passage of Construction Trades Training, Employment Initiative<div class="ExternalClass84CAB601272D480686FF9C9380B8469C"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Councilwoman Debra Stark applauded a City Council Subcommittee's approval today of an initiative to connect unemployed or out-of-school residents to training, apprenticeships and employment (TAE) in high-skilled construction trades. The "Build Your Future: Training, Apprenticeships and Employment" program will be a partnership between the Phoenix Public Library's College Depot and the Community and Economic Development Department.</p><p>"From my years leading planning departments at the city and county level, I understand how important the construction industry is to our economy and how it's put at risk when companies struggle to find skilled workers," said Councilwoman Stark, a member of the of the City Council's Sustainability, Housing, Efficiency and Neighborhoods Subcommittee, which approved the measure. "This initiative will utilize our existing employment resources to connect residents with the training and apprenticeships they need to land good paying skilled construction trade careers and keep this vital industry growing and healthy."</p><p>The Community and Economic Development Department and College Depot will use multiple approaches to connect residents not working or in school to construction trades training and education and apprenticeships. This will include research of current high demand positions; expanded programming, outreach and resources at College Depot, ARIZONA@WORK, Phoenix Job Centers and the One Stop System that are focused on high-demand, high growth areas of the construction science field.<br><br>The initiative also will strengthen partnerships with construction firms already engaged in apprenticeship and job training to identify and then promote the models that work.<br> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div>10/26/2016 5:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405