SEAA’s Safety & Education Committee is looking for jobsites to film Craft Training videos. The project is part of an initiative to build an archive of videos that can be used by SEAA members to complement existing in-house training and that will coordinate with the SEAA/NCCER curriculum.
Among the topics we are looking to shoot are bar joist/girder projects, welding, deck installation, and multiple lift rigging.
Participants must be willing to have videos and pictures taken on active job sites. Other requirements include:
Companies will receive exposure for volunteering, and are encouraged to prominently display their company logo on all equipment and PPE worn by workers in the videos. For more information, contact Bryan McClure.
Video topics include:
SEAA has completed its nationwide search for a new Executive Director, and is pleased to welcome Pete Gum to the position. Gum has 29 years of experience as the CEO of not-for-profit construction trade associations.
“We received applications from dozens of qualified candidates across the country. The Board of Directors was extremely thorough in their search and conducted multiple rounds of panel interviews throughout the process,” said Geoff Kress, President of SEAA. “We are thrilled to have Pete as part of our organization.”
Gum has a proven track record with helping associations increase membership. He comes to SEAA from the Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Pennsylvania, where he served as President. It was in this role that he worked closely with the NCCER craft training curriculum and increased student participation in the association’s craft training programs.
Gum attended his first SEAA Board of Directors meeting on July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pa. He said, “The Meet & Greet in my hometown of Pittsburgh was an introduction to the needs of members. I look forward to getting to know more erectors, fabricators, contractors and suppliers across the country, as we work together toward expanding the association’s footprint and increasing member value.”
SEAA’s Trade Show provides erectors and fabricators a chance to see the latest products, services and innovations they need for safer, more productive work site. This year, SEAA is offering exhibitors a choice of indoor or outdoor booth locations, and all exhibitors have the option to participate in live demonstrations at no extra cost.
“We will have three hours of dedicated trade show time, with hands-on presentations from exhibitors for a highly-engaged trade show experience,” said Carrie Gulajan, Chairman of the Convention Committee.
To accommodate social distancing and small group engagement, attendees will be split into two groups. Half will visit indoor booths, while half will visit outdoor booths. Groups will rotate at the mid-point in the schedule, and the live demonstrations will be staggered between two time slots.
“We are offering two promotions to encourage exhibitors to confirm their booths early,” said Gulajan. The Early Bird Special is for exhibitors that reserve and pay for their booth by May 31. They receive (1) complimentary e-mail blast in our Convention Products & Services Showcase.
In 2022, SEAA’s 49th Convention & Trade Show returns to its regular schedule in North Charleston, S.C. “The All that Jazz Discount is for members only. Make a $500 deposit on your 2022 booth by October 31, 2021 to secure 2021 Trade Show Rates,” said Gulajan.
Learn more at https://www.seaa.net/seaa-convention--trade-show.html
In 2021, SEAA renamed the annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament in memory of Dave Schulz, SEAA past president, who was instrumental in organizing the event for many years. The 2021 tournament will be held in Orlando, Fla., on October 12, preceding the 48th Convention & Trade Show.
The Captain’s Choice style tournament is open to members and non-members. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, and more.
Registration fees include green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at seaa.net/daveschulzgolf.
Through this event, SEAA has awarded more than $40,000 in Craft Training grants and for the
development of training videos. SEAA is working toward developing approximately 20 Level 1 videos that can be used to accompany the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training Program.