By Alec Larson
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia’s Building Trades business manager Ryan Boyer hosted North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) president Sean McGarvey as part of his national push to promote the Building Trades’ training infrastructure with a focus on building pathways forward for underserved communities.
Local labor leaders and city officials, including Democratic mayoral nominee Cherelle Parker and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, gathered at the Laborers’ Training Center on Thursday as McGarvey made the next stop on his “Opportunity Pipeline” road tour. Speakers at the event highlighted the unique opportunity the Building Trades have to train Philadelphians in underrepresented communities and give them the opportunity to take a step towards self-sufficiency and prosperity.