Georgetown Labor Exhibition on Apprenticeship!
The Georgetown campus of South Seattle College is the largest apprenticeship training center in Washington State. This dynamic campus produces hundreds of skilled trades-people every year, from cement masons and tile setters to boilermakers and meat cutters. You may have heard it said "Apprenticeship is the original 4-year Degree," and it's true. With a rich history going back to the middle ages, the apprenticeship system has been higher education for skilled craft workers, a powerful way to sustain unionized, living wage jobs, and an acknowledged best practice in workforce development.
In 2014 the Labor Center entered a partnership with the Labor Archive of Washington State and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington to bring two special exhibitions a year on labor topics to the Georgetown campus. Our first exhibit has been on SPEEA, the Boeing engineers union and has been up since September, 2014. That union donated the funds for the display case.
Coming in March of 2015, the second of these exhibitions will be displayed, this time on apprenticeship! We'll let you know when it's ready for viewing.
SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR UNION WOMEN
June 23rd - 27th
At Reed College in Portland, OR
Hosted by the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center
Co-sponsored by the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
For information about the program and how to register, click HERE
2015 Emerging Leaders Conference:
Leading from the Margins: Sustaining Ourselves and Building the Labor Movement
Friday September 11th (evening)
Saturday September 12th (all day)
Please send in ideas for workshops and speakers!
Download a Save-the-date flyer HERE
Contact Darby Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org