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Building Trades students sign agreements with Builder's Bloc

On Tuesday, May 10th, 8 students from the Lewis & Clark Career Center signed a carpenters' union apprenticeship with Builder's Bloc, a 50-plus crew construction company based in Chesterfield, MO. The 4-year apprenticeship allows students to transition immediately into the workforce following graduation and provides them with guidance and continuing education in the field of building trades. Once completed, the students are given the title of journeymen, wherein they can continue to work for Builder's Bloc or move to another company if they so chose. 

This is the 5th year that the Lewis & Clark Career Center has partnered with Builder's Bloc to sign students with the company. In those 5 years, both former students who were eligible to complete the apprenticeship program did so and continued to work with the company. 
 
Builder's Block employee Rich Swafford was on hand to assist the L&C students with their "signing day" paperwork.
 
"It's a great thing for the student and Builder's Bloc," Swafford said. "Lewis & Clark does a great job getting these kids ready for the workforce and we, in turn, help take their skills to the next level."
 
The students who signed the 4-year carpenters' union apprenticeship with Builder's Bloc are:
 
Seniors: Noah Butler (Fort Zumwalt East), Anthony Torpea(Francis Howell North), Macaulay Huggins(Fort Zumwalt North), Joseph Lane(Fort Zumwalt North)
 
Juniors: Kevin Crane(Fort Zumwalt West), Luis Romero(St. Charles High), Shane Ostmann(Fort Zumwalt North)