Mayor Martin Walsh and Pipefitters Local 537 urged Charlestown residents to take advantage of the union’s new free state-of-the-art training facility to jumpstart their careers in construction without going into debt last Saturday, March 30.
They were joined at the facility’s unveiling by hundreds of job-seekers, community members, union contractors, Local 537 members and families.
“This facility is more than a training center,” said Mayor Walsh. “This is about getting trained for world-class jobs and a changing industry and being able to adapt and change in the industry. That’s what this facility represents.”
Hundreds of event attendees toured the facilities, met with instructors and current apprentices, and learned about life-changing job opportunities in the region.
Brian Kelly, business manager for Pipefitters Local 537, noted that training at the union’s facility provides debt-free, world-class instruction.
“With this new campus, we’ve more than tripled our hands-on training spaces, improving our ability to support members in every way possible,” said Kelly. “This project is a true testament to our training program, curriculum, and world-class instructional staff. We’re thrilled to be creating opportunities instead of forcing people to go into thousands of dollars of debt at a technical college.”