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.”