Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Virtual Joint Apprenticeship Conference proves successful, informative

The International Insulation Industry Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held a three-day Joint Apprenticeship Conference (JAC) in June.

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Trainer Enhancement goes virtual for students and graduates

With the health and safety concerns of the pandemic again gaining momentum, the International Insulation Industry Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) made the choice to move the Spring 2020 Trainer Enhancement class online. The decision to move this traditionally in-person event to a virtual environment was difficult, as the class normally includes numerous hands-on components.

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New Training Coordinators attend virtual event

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) held a virtual training session for the new Training Coordinators.

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2020 and 2021 Pablo Awards bestowed on industry greats

Two of union’s top trainers were recently recognized with the International Insulation Industry Apprenticeship
and Training Fund’s (IIIATF) greatest honor, the W. F. Pablo Bleiker Award.

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New officers attend virtual training session

A group of newly elected Local Union Officers were supposed to have training in Maryland at the end of 2020.

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Local 53 training grants support historic hospital transformation

A historic hospital that served New Orleans residents for centuries, only to be shuttered by Hurricane Katrina, is coming back to life. The bold $300 million project is covered by a Project Labor Agreement, which is already benefiting HFIAW Local 53.

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Training Fund Administrator retires after long, successful career

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.

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OSHA Training moved online during pandemic

In late June, 26 Insulators attended an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 training event via digital conferencing.

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IIIATF holds remote website training for Locals

The Insulation Industry International Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held a successful virtual website training event in August.

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DOL IRAP rule to exclude Construction Industry

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.

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