- Main contributor
International Union of Operating Engineers
This film shows 50 Job Corps trainees learning to operate heavy equipment in a pre-apprenticeship program sponsored by the Operating Engineers at Jacobs Creek, Tennessee. The apprentices are described in the film as high school dropouts from underprivileged backgrounds. As part of the apprenticeship program, they divide their time between education classes and on-the-job training in preparation for entry-level jobs that might open the door to them becoming journeymen engineers.
National Training Program of the International Union of Operating Engineers
Labor union locals; Labor unions and education; Apprenticeship programs
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- Physical Description
This material was digitized as part of the "Advancing Workers Rights in the American South: Digitizing the Records of the AFL-CIO’s Civil Rights Division" project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: labor-086907; Catalog Key: 31430059608531
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