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Dominic: Super-craftsman

I didn’t like the path I was headed down and decided it was time for a change. Today, I am a Journeyman who is successful in my profession and enjoying my life.”

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Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker

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MESA Attends 2008 New Mexico State Fair

September 05 2008 - MESA to Attend NM State Fair, September 5th and 6th -- The Mechanical Electrical Sheet Metal Alliance will be at the New Mexico State Fair Spreading the Word about Opportunities in the Building and Construction Trades

Crisis Facing Building and Construction Trades Industry

April 15 2008 - Crisis Facing Building and Construction Trades Industry -- Business and Labor Partner to Form a Solution

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Many local businesses are facing a similar, pressing issue: a shortage of skilled workers. An aging and retiring workforce combined with a fewer apprentices joining the workforce out of high school is creating a crisis for the building construction trades as more workers are needed to help build New Mexico.

Construction Building Trades Program Encourages Students to “Trade Up”

April 15 2008 - Construction Building Trades Program Encourages Students to “Trade Up” -- Business and Labor Partner for Ground Breaking Program

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Businesses and Labor Unions are partnering together to generate awareness for careers in the building construction trades through the Mechanical Electrical Sheet Metal Alliance (MESA). The Mechanical Contractors Association of New Mexico, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 412, New Mexico Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 49, National Electrical Contractors Association of New Mexico and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611 launched the program to focus on those currently in high school or those lacking formal apprenticeship training in the construction industry.

Trading Up Careers: Benefits of the Construction Trades

April 15 2008 - Trading Up Careers: Benefits of the Construction Trades -- Program Highlights Immediate Income and Premier Projects

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Careers in the building and construction trades are currently in high demand throughout New Mexico. MESA (Mechanical Electrical Sheet Metal Alliance) is offering paid apprenticeship training opportunities, as well as many other benefits, in these building construction professions.

OpEd: The Building & Construction Trades Then & Now

April 15 2008 - OpEd: The Building & Construction Trades Then & Now
By David McCoy, Executive Director, New Mexico Sheet Metal Contractors Association

Thirty years ago the building and construction trades were among the top twenty most desired occupations in the United States. Today, the desire has dropped significantly; ranking tremendously low, near 250 on the list.

OpEd: Economic Growth vs. A Declining Workforce

April 15 2008 - OpEd: Economic Growth vs. A Declining Workforce
By Steve Crespin, President/CEO, Mechanical Contractors Association

Commercial and industrial growth is at an all-time peak in the southwest; however, this growth will have a grim future if the current workforce isn’t replaced as they near retirement.

OpEd: Building Construction Trades Offer Benefits College Does Not

April 15 2008 - OpEd: Building Construction Trades Offer Benefits College Does Not
By Maria Granone, President/CEO, National Electrical Contractors Association

Higher education is a cultural value in our society that is believed to lay the foundation for success. Although this is absolutely true, the classroom alone does not equip students with all the tools they need to achieve instant success. Opportunities in the building construction trades do provide these essential tools.

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