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Construction Industry Career Path Program
The days when a union card alone ensured a well-paying job for a lifetime are long gone, but a new a new partnership between Southern Illinois University and the Laborerís International Union of North America is offering area union laborers a chance to improve their career options through a four-year university degree. WSIUís Jak Tichenor leads a discussion with SIU President Glenn Poshard and Laborerís union official Ed Smith about a new Construction Industry Career Path program designed to meet the regionís growing need for highly trained union employees and to help union members learn how to start and manage their own construction companies. The program allows union members to enroll in one of three SIU bachelorís degree programs in industrial technology, technical resource management, and workforce education and development. To learn more, visit siuc.edu/liunamrdegree.