Introduction to door and hardware class begins 10-4-2014, continues for five weeks 10-18, 11-1, 11-8, 12-6. Must take this class to take Ingersol-Rand Certification class. Look forward to seeing you. Thanks Frank
This semester the Interior Systems were practiced. The class built a 20 ft. x 16 ft. mock up of a reception office. The room had such features as a shaft wall, chase wall, sound wall with resilient channel, octagon shadow box, low wall partition, 3hr fire column, drywall soffit, soffit light pocket, door pocket, receptionist window, 3ft radius arched opening, 18in. radius arched half height opening and an expansion joint. The students learned print reading, job planning, layout, material handling and the different materials used in most of today’s buildings. Students got hands on experience with hand tools cutting drywall, track, studs, and used the chop saw for heavy gauge materials. We went over the project during class time and discussed the problems that were encountered. Thanks to all the students that put in hard work and showed up with their tools ready to get the project done.
At last months meeting Kenneth Fontenot expressed the need for scaffold erectors at the South Texas Project. Interested? Call the training center and sign up for scaffold training. If already certified contact Kenneth at Local 551.
One of the biggest benefits of being a member is the training available to you. It is the training that sets us apart from the competition and I encourage you to take advantage, especially if you find yourself out of work. Be sure to check the schedule for the classes.
We have posted the new training schedule on our Upcoming Classes page. Please take a look and let Jerry know which classes you want to take. You can also download and print a copy. Remember: training builds the trade.
This Saturday, October 6, there will be a rough terrain fork truck (Sky Trak) class. Jim Barnes will be teaching. Class starts at 8am at the Hall. Notify the training center to sign up.
Labor Day has come and gone and that means its time for the apprentices to go back to class. This year is starting off with 50+ apprentices in 5 different classes!! Some classes are at the 400 Josephine training center and some are at the Far South Training Center. Please call the training center to verify when and where your class is meeting if you’re not sure.