Members from Locals 663, 319 and the District Council participated in an Apprenticeship Forum in Joplin Friday, Nov. 17.
The event was presented by the Missouri Job Center, the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri and the Joplin Regional Partnership.
Those attending received a lot of information about the opportunities offered to young workers through registered and pre-apprenticeships. Employers, educators and union representatives took part in the program.
Local 663 Business Agent Derick Barnes participated in a panel discussion, likening apprenticeships to baseball players honing their skills in the minor leagues before they make it to the Big Leagues.
Also attending the forum were Local 663 Business Manager Jason Mendenhall, Business Agent Tim Price and Communications and Outreach Manager Jeff Phillips. Local 319 Business Manager George Mustard and District Council Training Officer Mike White also took in the presentations. More images can be found in the Photo Gallery by clicking here.