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Amid Rancor, Pha Construction Training Program Is Back

One of them was Mujahid. He went through training a second time and now works as an apprentice at PHA, earning $12 an hour as a maintenance mechanic. "I knew at some point a job would come through, and PHA provided it," Mujahid said. "I'm going go to run with it from here." The overhaul of pre-apprenticeship training remains workout a sore point with the building trades. Union officials resent being cut out workouts of a program they helped create. "We had a wonderful program, one of the best," said Patrick Gillespie, president of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council. "That's where we got most of the women into the construction industry.
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