U.S. Attorney Hickton Receives A. Philip Randolph Award
PITTSBURGH – United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard presents US Attorney David J. Hickton (WDPA) with the A. Philip Randolph Award for his support of the APR Institute’s “Breaking the Chains of Poverty” Program on October 30, at the Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh. The BTCP Program gives underserved individuals the opportunity to work in careers that are a new wave of the future – green jobs. APRI partners with the United Steelworkers, the Housing Authority of the University of Pittsburgh, GTECH Strategies and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., to recruit and train men and women in green jobs and prepare them for employment in the building trades. Since the program’s inception in 2009, 184 Pittsburgh residents have competed the training and over 100 have received job placement.