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SEAA Adds Rigger, Signal Person, Crane Operator Endorsements to Ironworker Craft Training Program
Date:  1/3/2017
ArticleType:  Press Release

 
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In September, Schulz Iron Works, Raleigh, N.C., donated people and equipment for SEAA’s evaluation as an NCCER-endorsed provider of rigger, signal person, and crane operator training and assessments.
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SEAA Adds Rigger, Signal Person, Crane Operator Endorsements to Ironworker Craft Training Program

January 3, 2017 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces that it has completed all requirements for full NCCER endorsement as a provider of Rigger, Signal Person and Mobile Crane Operator Certifications and Credentials. “These certifications complement SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training, as many ironworkers must also be qualified to perform rigging, signaling, or crane operation tasks,” said Tim Eldridge, SEAA Craft Training and Assessment Coordinator and President of Education Services Unlimited.

SEAA partnered with NCCER to develop and initiate the SEAA Ironworker Craft Training Program in March 2014. In just two years the program has grown from concept, to a network of 14 Training Units and Assessment Sites in 12 states. “Employers are joining in the effort to create a supply of qualified ironworkers that will meet the demands of a workforce that has been on the decline for many years,” said Josh Cilley, President of SEAA. The SEAA program, in partnership with NCCER, is dedicated to providing an industry recognized curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards.

Since September 2016, SEAA is now able to offer Rigger, Signal Person, and Mobile Crane Operator certifications and credentials, in addition to Ironworker Levels 1-2-3, through all existing and future SEAA training and assessment sites.

NCCER’s Rigger and Signal Person Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC. Rigger & Signal Person Endorsed Accredited Assessment Centers are able to deliver the certification program (assessments and practical examinations) to their employees/membership using their own equipment as personnel are available and time permits.

NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC. Mobile Crane Endorsed Accredited Assessment Centers are able to deliver the certification program (assessments and practical examinations) to their employees/membership using their own equipment as personnel are available and time permits.

In addition, SEAA’s Ironworker Apprenticeship meets U.S. Department of Labor standards, providing SEAA members with a tool to create and register formal training programs in accordance with Federal and State government requirements. Participation in registered apprenticeship programs allows merit shop contractors the ability to utilize government approved apprenticeship wage rates on Davis Bacon Wage Projects.


For more information on becoming a SEAA sponsored training unit or assessment site, contact Tim Eldridge at 980-722-9373 or crafttraining@seaa.net
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