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Community-based Organizations and Union Apprenticeship Programs

Tommy Burress, Tom Gannon, and Ragini Kapadia, AFL-CIO Working For America Institute

Community-based organizations around the country prepare workers for entry-level green jobs that have opportunities to advance to jobs that are higher level, higher skilled, and higher paid. Union apprenticeship programs are an excellent option for career advancement, and the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum—MC3—can be an important tool in forging connections between community-based organizations and union-sponsored apprenticeship programs. The MC3 is an innovative training curriculum that provides a gateway for workforce training graduates to joint labor-management, industry-registered apprenticeships in the Building and Construction Trades, AFL-CIO.

This publication is adapted from the transcript of “Community-based Organizations and Union Apprenticeship Programs,” a webinar presented by the Working for America Institute to GreenWays grantees on April 12, 2011, with additional writing by JFF's Deborah Kobes. It provides a detailed overview of the MC3 and includes real-time responses to questions posed during the webinar.