CNS joins collaboration for apprenticeship program

Posted: April 5, 2018 - 3:13pm

CNS, along with URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) and the Cooperative Agreement of Labor & Maintenance (an organization comprised of Oak Ridge Construction Employers and the Knoxville Building & Construction Trades Council), announced the first inaugural Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program taking place March 12–29.

Joe Kato, manager of Construction, said, “I am looking forward to introducing some of our local residents to the history of the building trades and the upcoming opportunities for construction workers in support of our national defense and environmental cleanup.”

Charlie Woody, president of KBCTC, said, “The KBCTC is very proud and excited to work with CNS and UCOR on the program. We appreciate the opportunity and know it will be successful due to the partnership we have.”

The classes are sponsored by North America’s Building Trades Unions and provide a gateway for local residents, particularly those from underserved communities, to gain access to apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Readiness Programs are administered by state and local Building Trades Councils and feature the Building Trades’ nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum.