Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund Administrator Thomas A. Haun is set to retire at the end of 2020, after 22 years of leading the International Training Department, and 46 total years of industry experience.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
In late June, 26 Insulators attended an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 training event via digital conferencing.
The Insulation Industry International Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held a successful virtual website training event in August.
After months of delay, the U.S. Department of Labor released the final rule on Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, otherwise known as IRAPs, exempting the construction industry from this rule.
More than 2,800 attendees discussed, networked and learned about the importance of empowering tradeswomen during the 2019 North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) Trades Women Build Nations (TWBN) Conference.
The Insulation Industry International Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held its annual New Local Union Officers Training event in late October. On Oct. 21, the IIIATF welcomed 30 newly elected officers to the week-long training, which was held at the Maritime Institute Conference Center in Baltimore, MD .
In September, HFIAW Local 53 New Orleans opened a brand-new state-of-the-art training center. Located in the lower level of the Local 53 Union Hall in Kenner, La., the building has 2,000-square-feet of training space, both interior and exterior, with additional external storage.
The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) held its annual Trainer Enhancement program for instructors from the U.S. and Canada at the Maritime Institute in Maryland.
A letter from General President McCourt to all International Officers and Local Union Business Managers and Training Coordinators:
Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) Administrator Thomas A. Haun announced during the 2019 Combined Local Union Officers Meeting/Joint Apprenticeship Conference/Master Apprentice Competition of his retirement slated for December of 2020. Following the announcement, the IIIATF Trustees accepted applications and interviewed all candidates, with the selected replacement to work with Haun for an entire year.
This year, the International Insulation Industry Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) presented the 2019 W. F. Pablo Blieker Award to Local 14 Instructor and Master Apprentice Competition Proctor John Sullivan.