The UAW-DaimlerChrysler National Training Center

The UAW-DaimlerChrysler National Training Center has been a pioneer in efforts to build the workplace of the future through continuous education. Jointly operated by the United Auto Workers and DaimlerChrysler, the NTC oversees 30 programs that hone job skills, empower workers, promote product quality and enhance the lives of UAW members and their families. The UAW-DaimlerChrysler Child Development Center in Huntsville, Ala. is a national model that provides quality care and educational programs for children of workers at DaimlerChryslerÍs nearby electronics plant. Training programs are offered at the NTC, five regional centers and 52 DaimlerChrysler facilities around the country. The NTCÍs Technology Training Center in Detroit is providing a new generation of workers with the technical skills theyÍll need in the next century.

The National Training Center is proud to sponsor Livelyhood in honor of American workers. Telling their stories enriches our lives and provides a mirror into the dynamic world of work and fabric of our society. We salute their accomplishments, values and ability to adapt to an ever-changing global economy.

For more information about the UAW-DaimlerChrysler National Training Center, contact Ron Russell, 2211 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48207; phone: 313-567-4934; fax: 313-567-4971; and send a message to


As the largest employee-owned company in the world, United Airlines is uniquely concerned about the changes that are occurring in today's workplace. United's sponsorship of the Livelyhood series reflects its support to continually foster an open dialog regarding the professional and personal issues facing workers in Corporate America.


Unique in American public television, the Independent Television Service (ITVS) was established by Congress to fund and present programs that "involve creative risks and address the needs of underserved audiences, especially children and minorities," while granting artistic control to independent producers. ITVS has funded more than 375 programs for public television since its inception in 1991. Critically-acclaimed ITVS programs include THE FARMER'S WIFE, AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, FORGOTTEN FIRES, Emmy Award winners SING FASTER: THE STAGEHANDS' RING CYCLE, SCHOOL PRAYER: A COMMUNITY AT WAR, GIRLS LIKE US and NOBODYÍS BUSINESS, the Peabody Award-winning documentaries TRAVIS, A HEALTHY BABY GIRL and THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE, and duPont Award winners TAKEN IN: THE LIVES OF AMERICAÍS FOSTER CHILDREN and STRUGGLES IN STEEL: A STORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STEELWORKERS.
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