Apprenticeships Want A Construction Job? Steamfitters Looking To Train 100 New Apprentices This Summer By Kathleen J. Davis • May 17, 2018 Sarah Schneider / 90.5 WESA Steamfitters Local 449 is revving up recruitment for its apprenticeship program this summer, citing an upcoming need for construction workers. Pittsburgh Union Helps Workers Adjust To New Currents In An Old Profession By Joaquin Gonzalez • Nov 9, 2017 Sarah Schneider / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 1:29 Pittsburgh Tech Report for Nov. 7, 2017 Since the late 1800s, steamfitters have built, installed and maintained piping systems, everywhere from power plants to residential homes. Natural Gas Industry And Educational Programs Must Collaborate To Fill Projected Job Openings By Katie Blackley • Oct 18, 2017 Ralph Wilson / AP Better collaboration between employers and workforce training programs is key to filling the expected job openings in the growing oil and natural gas industries, according to research from the RAND Corporation. U.S. Labor Secretary Acosta Visits Pittsburgh To Promote Apprenticeship Programs By Kathleen J. Davis • Sep 27, 2017 Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta was in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning to speak at the Shale Insight Conference and tour the Carpenters' Union Training Center. With Thousands Of Trade Workers Expected To Retire, Local Unions Seek Apprentices By Mark Nootbaar • Mar 29, 2017 Scott Lewis / Flickr Sixteen construction trade unions in western Pennsylvania are looking for a few thousand new members.