1. Interstate 91 contractor discusses project with Springfield students | masslive.com

    Interstate 91 contractor discusses project with Springfield students | masslive.com

    Contractors hired to rehabilitate the Interstate 91 viaduct through downtown Springfield think they'll need nearly a half-million worker-hours to accomplish the job and students in a pre-apprenticeship program are eager to work as many of those hours as they can.  Representatives of J.F. White Contracting Co. of Framingham and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation met Wednesday with 21 trainees in Community Works, a pre-apprenticeship program aimed at getting underemployed residents of Springfield and Holyoke a taste of the construction trades and prepping them for further training offered through building trades unions.

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