As design planning gets underway at the Vare Recreation Center in Grays Ferry, Rebuild is beginning to recruit residents to work as paid apprentices on Rebuild projects in South Philly and across the city. Rebuild is currently recruiting candidates for two paid job-training programs that will help diverse Philadelphia residents work toward full union membership.
The PHL Pipeline Program is for entry-level candidates with little or no experience in construction. Recruits will complete a paid pre-apprentice training program in commercial painting or roofing. Successful candidates will begin paid apprenticeships on Rebuild projects after the initial training period.
The Rebuild Talent Development Program is hiring people with experience in construction who are interested in union membership. After the initial training period, successful candidates will begin apprenticeships in cement masonry.
“A career in the construction unions (also known as the building trades) is a great way to earn a family-sustaining wage,” said Nicole Westerman, executive director of Rebuild. “We hope residents with an eye for detail, a comfort with math skills and a desire to work with their hands take advantage of this paid training program. Not only will you get to be part of the team improving your neighborhood park, recreation center or library, but you will be on the path to union membership and a lifelong career.”
Interested applications can learn more and apply at https://www.phila.gov/programs/rebuild/careers/.