The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO and a coalition of Native American Indian Tribal Councils have come together to create the Native American Construction Careers Institute, a partnership that will seek to develop long-term careers in the construction trades for Native Americans.

“America’s Building Trades Unions are immensely proud to be a part of the NCCI and to work with tribal leaders to provide the much-needed training and expertise that will enable thousands of young Native Americans to secure careers as skilled craft professionals,” said NCCI co-chair Mark Ayers, president of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.  “We are confident that this project will foster a deeper level of understanding, respect and admiration among and between the organizations and people involved in this important endeavor.”