Commissioner Ellis, County Judge Hidalgo, Labor Leaders to Announce Commissioners Court Will Vote on Apprenticeship Advantage Program

21 Feb, 23

WHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and labor leaders will outline a proposed labor-managed apprenticeship program that Commissioners Court is expected to vote on later Tuesday. The proposed $9.1 million investment, funded by American Rescue Plan Act, will create a partnership with Harris County and Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation. This  historic program, believed to the first of its kind for a Texas county, will train over 1,500 people through labor apprenticeships in the construction, public transportation, and live entertainment industries. Building on previous efforts spearheaded by Commissioner Ellis, this program exemplifies Harris County‚Äôs commitment to increasing economic opportunity for all. It will be a win for Harris County, working families, and a thriving economic future.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.

WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
Hany Khalil, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation
Paul Puente, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council
Candyce Castillo, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of Pipe Fitters Local Union 211
Horace Marves, Transport Workers Union Local 260
Sanjay Ramabhadran, METRO Board Chair
Mark Grady, IATSE Local 51

WHERE: Plumbers Local Union Hall #68 502 Link Rd, Houston, Texas 77249