Construction Careers

Second Call: A Pipeline from Prison to the Trades

2nd Call, based in Los Angeles, helps people adjust from prison and gang life to holding down a good career in the construction trades. Meet some 2nd Call people and learn more about the challenges they've overcome. (Read More)

Second Chances -- Union Made

"Second Chances -- Union Made," This documentary tells the story of former criminal gang members and prison inmates who became successful, productive workers through their participation in building trades apprenticeship programs in Los Angeles. The workers told how the programs not only provided them with important job skills, but also a sense of worth, belonging and brotherhood that was lacking earlier in their lives. The film was funded by Ironworkers Local 416 & 433, Pipe Trades District Council 16, and IBEW Local 11. Produced by filmmaker Kelly Candaele's. Runtime 54:34 (Read More)

Construction U

This video introduces you to the construction apprenticeship system, an earn-as-you-learn system of getting on-the-job experience while taking classes. With 135 apprenticeship programs in 13 crafts, this is a tremendous opportunity for those with little or no experience to gain access to a great construction career. Runtime 9:00 (Read More)

Do You Have What It Takes?

Construction can be a great career for the right people. It's definitely not for everyone. This fast-paced video lets you see the challenges and charms of working in the construction industry. Runtime 4:59 (Read More)

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