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The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is hosting a Missing Persons Day in Cook County to help families reconnect with missing loved ones. The event is Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at 2121 W. Harrison St, Chicago.

Who should attend:

  • Family and friends of a person missing more than one month

What to expect:

  • This is a free event for the public
  • Enter information into NamUs (national missing and unidentified persons database)
  • Provide DNA samples
  • Connect with counselors and other families
  • You may also report family members missing more than one month if not done previously

What to bring:

  • ID photos of the missing person
  • X-rays, dental records, medical records and other identifying documents
  • Two biologically related family members of the missing person to provide DNA samples
  • Police reports

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program is accepting applications for future General Construction Pre-Apprenticeship training classes.

Each candidate must present the following requirements at the Apprentice Program Office, 1256 Estes Ave, Elk Grove Village, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019:

1. Letter of recommendation on a local union letterhead, signed by an officer
2. Must be at least 17 years old (driver's license or state identification card required)
3. Copy of either high school diploma, high school transcripts (must have official school seal - 8 credits minimum), or G.E.D. certificate
4. Copy of social security card or a receipt showing duplicate card has been applied for
5. A $25 non-refundable application processing fee (money orders and cashiers checks only - no cash)

All five above-listed requirements must be submitted at the time of filing.

Further details will be mailed to each applicant regarding the required pre-test session and aptitude test dates.

Applications for Construction Boilermaker Apprentice will be accepted by the Great Lakes Area Boilermakers Joint Apprenticeship Committee at the following locations, dates and times:

Boilermakers Local One Union Hall
2941 S. Archer Ave., Chicago

THE 3rd THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
8:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

REQUIREMENTS:
~ COPY OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR G.E.D.
~ COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE
~ VOCATIONAL SCHOOL CERTIFICATIONS
~ WELDING CERTIFICATIONS

PLEASE NOTE:  COPIES CANNOT BE MADE AT THE HALL. PLEASE BRING COPIES THE BOILERMAKERS CAN KEEP.

Terms of the Apprenticeship: Boilermaker’s Local One Apprenticeship Program requires, at a minimum, the following every six months: completion of 6 written self-study lessons, On the job training modules and passing a written exam.

To graduate to journeyman boilermaker status, you must complete a minimum 6000 hours of on the job training and you must attend, participate, and complete a minimum of 150 hours per year of classroom instruction.

Boilermaker Apprentice Job Duties:

  1.   Loading and unloading materials.
  2.   Rigging materials for movement.
  3.   Directing crane operators.
  4.   Assembling/disassembling scaffolds and work platforms.
  5.   Changing crane booms
  6.   Inspecting and caring for rigging accessories and equipment.
  7.   Burning and gouging.
  8.   Removing and replacing pressured and non-pressure components.
  9.   Interpreting blueprints.
10.   Laying out components.
11.   Erecting support steel beams, columns, high/low pressure components.
12.   Knowledge of and utilize skills for various welding equipment and processes.
13.   Aligning and fitting components.
14.   Welding processes utilized: SMAW, FCAW, GTAW

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