First Graduates of Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at Penn Start to Work as Apprentices

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 24, 2008

WHO:

The first 25-plus participants of the Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at the University of Pennsylvania that successfully completed the program and are working as apprentices.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

DETAILS:
Penn President Amy Gutmann signed a memorandum of understanding with Pat Gillespie of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council in 2007 to launch the Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program in cooperation with the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

Named in honor of the late Lucien E. Blackwell, a member of the Philadelphia City Council and U.S. House of Representatives, this two-year program provides skills-training opportunities to residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia in carpentry, electrical work, painting, cement and brick masonry, steam fitting and other fields.

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