Director Rebman Visits the St. Louis Carpenter’s Training Center
Department of Labor Director, Larry Rebman, observes
an apprentice applying his skills. Rebman was lead on a tour of the
St. Louis Carpenter’s Training Center by John Gall, President of the Center,
and Shannon Webber, Legislative Director.
On September 10, 2009, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Larry Rebman visited the St. Louis Carpenter’s Training Center located at 8300 Valcour in St. Louis, to meet Missourians participating in the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP).
“The apprenticeship program provides resources and services such as training and apprenticeships Missouri laborers need to improve their quality of life,” said Rebman. “Hundreds of Missourians are hitting the books so they can get a step up and become more competitive in the job market. Programs such as these are essential as we work together to turn the economy around and provide Missourians with the skills they need to get them back to work as quickly as possible.”
The Center’s courses offer a wide range of skills to Missourians working in the laborer field. In addition to skill-advancement training, apprentices also can earn college credit.
Missouri's unemployed workers receiving training at centers such as this one in St. Louis, still are eligible for unemployment benefits as they develop and hone skills that allow them to return to work quickly and advance their careers.For more information about the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations or training courses offered around the state, visit www.labor.mo.gov. For more information about the CJAP, visit http://www.cjtf.org/CJAP/carpenters.htm.