Watch the video to learn more about the rich history of the Building Trades Academy and how we work with union staff and leadership to increase capacity and strengthen unions.
The Building Trades Academy conducts educational experiences that provide useful and practical knowledge and skills for the unionized construction trades staff and members. We specialize in conducting classes in all phases of organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques, labor law, research for organizing, women's leadership and more. All are customized for the construction industry.
Programming, which can last from one to five days, is customized to meet your needs and is led by skilled practitioners and educators in an atmosphere of solidarity. Our instructors are 'world-class', have taught and worked for years in and with the unionized construction industry, understand the power of participant interaction and the need for practical skill building. Nearly all of our classes are conducted in world class conference/educational centers owned and operated by unionized building trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.
How we work: You provide the location and participants and we will come to you! Participants can belong to one trade (our cohort model) or include multiple trades from your area/region.
While we strongly believe in having classes in-person, we also recognize that isn't always possbile, so we also offer a blended model, where some classes are offered online and others in-person (usually a capstone or final celebration).
Give us a call to discuss your needs and we will make it happen!
- Course participant