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 mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.
The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques, and labor law in the construction industry.
These multi-day seminars (depending on the program), led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.
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To All Prospective Building Trade Academy Participants:
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the recent surge in cases due to the Delta variant, all participants in NABTU Building Trades Academy (BTA) classes, including instructors, students, guest speakers and any other attendees, will be required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of any in-person BTA class or BTA-sponsored event.
For the purposes of the requirement "fully-vaccinated against COVID-19" means at least fourteen days have passed after the attendee has received either (a) the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or (b) a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).