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Taking training to the next level Posted by on

Monday, the Carpenters union and Wentworth Institute of Technology formally signed an agreement on a program that will provide tremendous opportunity to union members.

The school is offering an Associate's Degree program at the Boston Carpenters Training Center in Brighton. Classes will be held one weekend a month over a two-year period and at a 33% discount off regular tuition.

Members may receive credit for completing a four-year apprenticeship or other training they may have taken. The program is currently open to members in Massachusetts local unions, but may be expanded in coming years.

Wentworth is one of the most respected colleges in New England, with a long standing reputation for providing highly qualified graduates for the construction industry.

For more information, contact your local union or Wentworth.

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Unemployment Benefits extended Posted by on

Members should be aware that an extension in unemployment benefits has recently taken effect after Congress passed and the President signed emergency legislation.

The length of the extension and eligibility varies from state to state. For more information on the extension, how they work in each state and links to state specific details, visit this page on the US Department of Labor's website.