Laborers to break ground on new training school in Des Moines on Oct. 31


Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust (NWLETT) – the education branch of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) – will be celebrating a new training campus in Des Moines with a groundbreaking on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

With 3,600 square feet and two acres of outdoor space, these grounds will help over 5,000 Local 242 members master the construction craft.

The growth of construction projects in King County, paired with labor-management relationships, is bringing this project to fruition after a year of discussion and construction. The school will shape industry standards for the county, help Signatory Contractors in the ability to hire skilled laborers and create more work opportunities for apprentices.

WHO: Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust (NWLETT)

WHERE: 22323 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA 98198

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10 a.m.:

  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Networking
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Guest speakers and introductions
  • 11:10 – 11:30 a.m.: Ribbon cutting

Scheduled guest speakers will include Congressman Adam Smith, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager of the LIUNA Bob Abbott and Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers Business Manager and NWLETT Labor Chair Jermaine Smiley.

Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust serves Washington and Utah and is committed to working on behalf of members and Signatory Contractors. Their mission is to provide continuous workforce education and training which meets industry needs, builds careers and increases employers’ competitive advantage. Local members and apprentices enjoy a family-supporting wage, health benefits, a pension and paid training. To find out more please go to www.nwlett.org.



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