Northside Residents Learn About Apprenticeship Programs
From Marshall / Shadeland, Ginger Underwood introduced Northside residents to the educational and employment opportunities offered by apprenticeship programs in the skilled building trades. The project targeted African-American men ages 18 to 40 and engaged more than 50 community members in conversations that led to signups for face-to-face and virtual apprenticeships.
“Even with so much development occurring, there are very few black construction workers involved,” said project leader Ginger Underwood. “I wanted to help people understand the programs that are out there and the requirements for participation.”