Senator Stabenow Visits UA 333 Training Center


Senator Debbie Stabenow visited the UA 333 Training Center on Monday, February 19, 2018 to promote existing private business skilled trade union partnerships. 

According to Senator Stabenow’s press release:  “Not enough Michigan workers, students and their parents know there are privately funded union apprenticeships where, instead of paying tuition to get trained, you get on-the-job training and start earning wages right away.  Apprentices who complete these programs receive a nationally recognized credential, learn skills to get placed in a good-paying job and graduate virtually debt free.  Sen. Stabenow is committed to promoting and strengthening these apprenticeships and programs that are successfully training apprentices in high demand jobs.  Union programs, which train 80 percent of apprentices, are sponsored and paid for jointly by unions and their employers and have invested millions in state-of-the-art training facilities.  Unions and employers share the cost of training – and the benefits of increased worker production.  Michigan is fortunate to have so many successful apprenticeship programs in the professional and skilled trades.  Sen. Stabenow’s Apprenticeship and Job Training Act (S.1352) would provide businesses with a tax cut up to $5,000 for each new employee enrolled in a federal or state-registered apprenticeship program.”

Jeff Daigle of John E. Green Company and Chad Myers of Myers Plumbing & Heating, Inc. represented 3MCA at the event, discussing the importance of the apprenticeship program to the contractor membership.