Welcome to the Building Trades Academy
The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.
The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques and labor law in the construction industry.
These multi-day residential seminars (depending on the program), led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.
The Building Trades Academy is in partnership with Michigan State University for Academy administration.
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And now the Academy can come to you!
Find out how to bring the Academy to your area by
downloading the catalog or by contacting:
Dr. Julie L. Brockman
Building Trades Academy