How Teaching Ex-Cons How To Lay Brick Can Help Rebuild Lives

By PATRICK DOYLE – SEP 16, 2016 – Seven or eight years ago, Stephen Shelton started worrying about the future. It wasn’t just his own Pittsburgh-based construction company, but his entire industry.  Shelton had spent decades working in various trades — often as an electrician and brickmason — but as he looked around
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TIP Helps Rebuild Ex-Convicts’ Lives

By BOB BAUDER – Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:18 p.m. – Seven years ago, Stephen Shelton began teaching ex-convicts to be bricklayers in a 20-by-50-foot former boiler room in Wilkinsburg. Shelton on Monday welcomed visitors to the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh’s new classroom — a space 10 times as large
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TIP QuickTrain Masonry Program

By PARTNER4WORK – May 13, 2016 – The tools and training to build communities and families through the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Partner4Work and the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh partner to train young men and women to rebuild communities and rebuild lives.
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