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Helmets to Hardhats on the Building PA Podcast
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Carpenters Training program

Chris Martin April 27, 2021

Odie Parkins of the Eastern Atlantic States Council of Regional Carpenters joins the podcast to talk about the Carpenters training program. Parkins talks of the tools and technical support each apprentice receives along with the emphasis on behavior and attitude. He also shed light on the Carpenters 300 Hitters program […]

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Meet the Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Secretary

Chris Martin April 5, 2021

Listen as Jennifer Berrier, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Labor and Industry department meets with co-hosts Chris Martin and Jon O’Brien. Berrier discusses the challenges her department overcame during the COVID pandemic, mentors she has relied on throughout her career, the impact communication has on effectively governing, and the challenges […]

Helmets to Hardhats on the Building PA Podcast
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Helmets to Hardhats

Chris Martin March 29, 2021

85% of military veterans have no experience in construction, yet the industry is a perfect fit for those who have dutifully served their country. Dan Breslin of Helmets to Hardhats talks about the program, the impact it has on veterans and the construction industry and how to gain entry to […]

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Workforce Development – Plumbers & Fitters

Chris Martin March 18, 2021

Don Eldridge, training coordinator for Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 520 shares his insight for becoming an apprentice plumber or pipefitter. During the discussion with Jon and Chris, Don explains the requirements for becoming an apprentice, expectations of the program, and the ongoing future training this Building Trades union provides.

Building PA Podcast Women in Construction
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Women of the Trades

Chris Martin March 8, 2021

The Building PA podcast celebrates women in construction.  In this episode listen in as Roxanne Harpster, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, and Meghan White, Plumbers Local 520, both who worked for McClure Company on the Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center share their stories.  Both women discuss the need for […]

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Workforce development and educational impact

Chris Martin October 19, 2020

State Representative Greg Rothman stopped by the Quandel Studios to discuss the future of the City of Harrisburg school district and the potential impact receivership may have on the city and the state related to workforce development and education. Listen to past episodes and more at BuildingPAPodcast.com and follow the podcast on Facebook and LinkedIn. […]

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Kerry Zettlemoyer talks Ironworker apprenticeship

Chris Martin August 18, 2020

Co-hosts Jon O’Brien and Chris Martin speak with Kerry Zettlemoyer, business manager of the Ironworkers Local No. 404 in Harrisburg, PA.  Kerry shares insights into the 17 building trades groups throughout the Commonwealth and the structure of the Ironworkers. In this episode, Zettlemoyer talks about the changes that have been […]