Introduction To The World Of Construction – By And Through Apprenticeship And Training

CONSTRUCTION – THE LARGEST SINGLE PIECE OF THE GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT – the industry which has been instrumental in solving the once thought impossible task of bridging rivers, moving products through pipelines 1000 or more miles long, housing millions of Americans and putting men and women in space.

The future of our cities, our hospitals, our schools, our churches, our homes and our Nation depends on the Construction Industry and the youth it trains today to meet the needs of tomorrow. The guidance counselors of our secondary school systems are the sources on which the community and the industry rely to counsel and advise our youth as to the educational preparation required for entry into the greatest industry in the world – Construction.

The Construction industry offers a tremendous world of opportunity for a person with the desire to create and to use the tools of mind and body to become a future builder of our cities and country.

This booklet is designed to acquaint middle school, high school and vocational teachers and students with construction occupations available to high school graduates and provide a general introduction to the opportunities in the construction industry through its various apprenticeship and training programs.

All apprenticeship programs are committed to the proposition that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin regarding the selection for apprenticeship and training and shall be based upon qualifications alone. To that extent, any reference to any particular gender shall include all genders.

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Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council

The Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (OVBTC) was chartered on January 17, 1939 in Wheeling, West Virginia. The OVBTC meets every Tuesday of the month, with the meeting location varying between Steubenville, Ohio at the Electricians’ Hall and in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Iron Workers’ Hall.