During the week of November 12, the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund will celebrate the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, which is a week dedicated to show appreciation and bring awareness to apprenticeship programs.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers is proud to be part of the 2018 North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Women Build Nations Conference and have many of our Sisters slated to attend this conference.
In April, 44 Brothers and Sisters completed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 training at the Maritime Institute in Maryland.
A pair of two-day Thermography classes were conducted by the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund in Canada and the United States.
Over two weeks in February, 17 HFIAW members attended one or both of the Train the Trainer courses in Chicago to be better able to teach Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout work.
Ten Insulator Training Coordinators attended the second annual North American Building Trades Union’s Apprenticeship Conference to participate in sessions that pertain to many of the training, retention and recruitment challenges that regularly face Local Unions.
In late October, 30 Brothers and Sisters holding newly elected offices attended the 2017 New Officers Training program. The multi-day training event was held at the Maritime Institute in Maryland.
Gustavo “Gus” Rodriguez, an Apprentice from HFIAW Local 27 Kansas City, was named the winner of the Master Apprentice Competition based on his performance in Toronto, Canada at the end of June.
The International Insulation Industry Apprenticeship and Training Fund presented the 2017 Pablo Blieker Award to Ken Jakobsson and posthumously to Jermaine Ray.
In late March, the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) sponsored an OSHA 510 course, a prerequisite class to both the OSHA 500 32-hour class and the OSHA 500 40-hour class. It was held at the Maritime Institute in Maryland and 20 instructors attended.
This course certifies that all of the trainers that completed the course are now eligible to teach the OSHA 10- and OSHA 30-hour classes for the next 4 years.
The instructors for the course were Training Directors John Stahl from Local 14 in Philadelphia, PA, Bob McGuckin from Local 17 in Chicago, IL and Brian Cavey from Local 24 in Washington, DC.