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Ajo Copper News, July 13, 2022, Page 3 Local Organic Eggs from happy, well cared for chickens. $4 dozen delivery included. Call Joyce 520-304-0224 AZDA Producer # 4006127 Paid construction journeyman course is hiring Journeyman-apprentice Kyle Watkins (left) and instructor Josh Manuel completed renovation work on a home as part of ISDA’s Apprentice-to-Journeyman program. THANK YOU To All Our Customers ThankYouToOurFamily&Friendsfor supportingmystaffandmyself. Due to high cost & Summer Slow Down WE’RE CLOSED JULY 17-AUG 29 Withplansofimprovingourlocation. ThankyouSoMuch,haveablessed&safeSummer Agave Grill Agave Grill You made American Legion Post 10’s 2022 Independence Day Raffle a success! And special thanks to all the businesses who helped make our raffle happen. Last but not least, congratulations to all the lucky winners: THANK YOU AJO!! Ramon A., R. Christen, Brenda S., Doug M., Post 10, Greg R., Glen K., Adrian V., Don P., Barbara S., Kate O., Eddy S., Frank H., Donava S., Pinto, Carol J., Mona Y., Mimi P., Bernadette S., Dennis K., Joe F., Dennis D., Lance, Rick S., Bessie, Lori D., and Luke H. Enjoy Your Prizes! Thanks to everyone who played which helps support our programs & Most of all, Thank You America! Remember Shop Local D-BACKS FANS! Desert Haven Animal Clinic is Raffling D-Backs vs Dodgers Tickets Night Games Sept. 13 & 14 Tickets in Groups of 4 Includes parking Passes CALL 520-349-9690 Product Photography for E-Commerce Want to learn how to use your smartphone for product photography? Saturday, July 23rd 9am-1pm Please visit: https://isda.app.proximity.space/events ISDAnet.org/business $50 for general public $25 for members For almost a decade Josh Manuel has been active in a pro- gram that trains members of the community in the basics of vari- ous building trades while also working on construction repair projects in town. That program is now accepting new applicants for its paid educational coursework. The Journeyman Apprenticeship training set up by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance is a multi-year, 4,000 hour paid work-apprenticeship program that Manuel took and was graduated from six years ago. Now he coordinates the program. People who are interested in applying can find out more by calling ISDA at 520-387-3570, or by emailing Manuel at josh@ isdanet.org. An apprentice must be at least 18 years old to be accepted. There’s no maximum age limit. ISDA started the Journeyman Apprenticeship nine years ago in part because of a need for skilled trades-workers in the low-income community. Manuel said the new journeymen can also take learned skills with them anywhere they go. Graduates of the Ajo-based- program have contacted him from other cities in Arizona saying they have been hired to do construction work there. One had started his own company. The program is registered with both the Arizona State Apprenticeship Office and the US Department of Labor. Manuel said knowing how a building works in areas like fram- ing, plumbing, concrete, painting and electrical wiring increases a person’s ability to be hired or con- tinue education in construction or renovation fields. Over the years the apprentice- ship program has renovated spac- es all over town, some owned by ISDA and others that belong to residents of the community tak- ing part in county-funded home repair, lead-abatement, and en- ergy efficiency programs. One of Manuel’s first assignments as a student in the program nine years ago was at the Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center. There, workers rehabilitated the former Curley Elementary School build- ing into visitor accommodations and learned skills ranging from demolition to finish-detail and much in-between. Only three are enrolled in the program now. Two of those have completed their working-hours and are finishing up educational deskwork. Photography class for e-commerce is being offered by ISDA on July 23 “Want to learn how to use your wsmartphone for prod- uct photography?” asks Cristal Franco. On Saturday, July 23, the Ajo Business Support Center will be offering its first work- shop: Product Photography for E-Commerce. It will be a hands- on class focused on DIY best practices on product photogra- phy. Participants will leave with a ready-to-use photo for their web- site. Business Support Center mem- bers will get a discount on the class fee. The workshop will be di- vided into three main parts: Composition & Style, Location, Props, & Models, and Basic Editing. This will include lighting setup, camera angle demonstra- tions, in-person modeling, and hands-on photo editing. It will be led by ISDA Print Shop technician Bobby Q. Narcho. “Bobby is an Indigenous artist who practices photography, videography, and music amongst other things,” said Franco. He can be found on Instagram at @bob- by_narcho_1. To sign up, or to ask for more information, send an email to Franco at cristal@isdanet.org or stop by the main ISDA office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. They are lo- cated in the historic Ajo Plaza at 38 N. Plaza St. For more information, visit https://isda.app.proximity.space/ events AAA SEPTICSERVICE 520-387-5591 AJO, AZ Emergency? Call 911