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High School Students Visit SMW 24 Dayton JATC

Area high school students got an upclose look at what it takes to be a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, students from the Upper Valley Career Center visited the Dayton JATC to learn about the work Local 24 members perform, the training members receive and about the money they can earn working in this trade.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 Members Help Refurbish Columbus Park Fishing Pier

A Columbus area park has a new fishing pier thanks to union volunteers, the Ohio AFL-CIO and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Members of 11 different Locals, including Sheet Metal Workers Local 24, teamed up to give Antrim Park a new, sturdier and better looking pier.

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Ohio State Building Trades Golf Outing Raises Money for Diabetes Research

Posted by / August 24, 2016 / Categories: Cincinnati, Columbus, Community, Dayton, South Point / 0 Comments

On July 13, golfers from across the state joined forces with the Ohio State Building and Construction Trade Council to raise thousands of dollars for diabetes research.

For the first time in its history, the annual OSBCTC event was used to raise money for a charitable cause.

The scramble raised $45,935 for Dollars against Diabetes Day (D.a.D.’s Day), which is an annual campaign organized by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO to fund diabetes research. All the money raised went to D.a.D.’s Day.

Held at NorthStar Golf Club, 120 golfers attended the scramble on a beautiful, sunny day.

The outing began with a shotgun start at 9 am and included door prizes, a raffle and banquet once the round was finished.

“I was really happy with the outcome. It was our first endeavor to assist D.a.D.’s Day and we exceeded expectations,” said Duffy.

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Local 24 Recruits Veterans at Job Fair

In late July, the Columbus/Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council hosted a career fair for veterans. The fair aimed to educate attendees about the numerous career opportunities with the trades in Central Ohio. Representatives from various local building trades apprenticeship programs attended and eagerly shared information about their crafts, including Sheet Metal Workers Local 24.

The building trades are particularly interested in recruiting veterans, because of the great skills learned while serving our country. The program Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), which is aimed at veteran recruitment and retention, helps to achieve this goal through a grant that provides veterans entering an apprenticeship program the necessary supplies/tools, work boots and stipend to guarantee achievement. Continue reading →