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Posted on: January 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] East Orange to Host Orientation Session for Union Pre-Apprenticeships

Construction Flier 2023

January 25, 2023, East Orange, NJ: In anticipation of a national boom in construction jobs, Mayor Ted Green, the East Orange City Council and the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training (MOET) have partnered with the Rising Builders Program to hold a Special Orientation Session for union pre-apprenticeship opportunities on Monday, January 30, 2023 between 10am-1pm. The session will be held at the East Orange Public Library, 21 S. Arlington Street, East Orange, NJ.  

Open to East Orange residents, this session will provide residents with information on pre-apprenticeship union opportunities to work with LiUNA Local 3 (Laborers International Union of North America) on the Brick Church Redevelopment Project and other union construction projects. 

As a union pre-apprentice, participants will receive 80 hours of training Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

 Subjects will include, but not limited, to:

  • Overview of Construction Trades
  • History of Local 3 
  • Safety Training
  • Soft Skills Training (e.g. Interpersonal Communication, Time Management, Critical Thinking, etc.)
  • Pneumatic Tool Certification
  • Scaffold Certification 

In addition to earning multiple certificates upon completion, participants also will receive referrals to Local 3 or 55. 

To be eligible for the program, residents must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a valid photo identification
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a basic reading and writing test
  • Pass a drug test

A driver’s license is preferred, but not required. Funding will be provided for all expenses related to testing, OSHA 30 and union initiation fees. 

For more information, please contact David Sharp at

Who:                                 Mayor Ted Green, MOET, and LiUNA Local 3

What:                               City of East Orange Union Pre-Apprenticeships Orientation Session

When:                               Monday, January 30, 2023

Where:                             East Orange Public Library, 21 S. Arlington Avenue


The Rising Builders Program is an innovative public-private partnership between the City of East Orange and Triangle Equities, developer of The Crossings at Brick Church Station designed to ensure East Orange residents remain workforce ready for local union construction jobs. 


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