February 21, 2022 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) hosted nearly 300 students from five school districts and several dozen military veterans for its construction career fair in January 2022. SEAA’s Long Range Planning Committee spearheaded the event, which was hosted by member company Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc., at their training facility in Houston, Texas.
2022 is an exciting year for SEAA. The organization is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and the Convention and Trade Show will resume to its normal schedule. Join us April 5-8, in Charleston, S.C. to celebrate 50 years of being STEEL STRONG!
The keynote speaker is entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann. Theismann has spent the last 20 years working for ESPN and the NFL Network as an NFL analyst, and is an Emmy award winning analyst.
SEAA is excited to announce its very first Careers in the Steel Industry Job Fair, scheduled for January 21, 2022. The Job Fair will target graduating high school seniors and active job seekers, including veterans, and recently discharged service members.
The Job Fair will be held at the facility of SEAA member company, Adaptive Construction Solutions (ACS), located at 6509 W. Little York Rd., Houston Texas 77040. ACS sponsors a DOL apprenticeship program and is a SEAA training site that operates a 13,000 square foot NCCER training and assessment center.
SEAA members are invited to participate in the Job Fair at no charge. Indoor table-top booths and outdoor space is available. “Live, active-demonstrations are encouraged," said David Deem, Chairman of SEAA’s Long Range Planning Committee. He also notes, “We already have several commitments from SEAA members, including rebar tying demonstrations by Shelby Erectors and an apprenticeship seminar by ACS.”
Space is limited to SEAA members so do not delay. To reserve a booth or to schedule a demonstration contact Olga Nicoli at (847) 977-8137 or Olga.Nicoli@ACSTexas.com.
The Job Fair is preceded by a Board of Directors meeting, to be held on Thursday, January 20th along with a Meet-and-Greet reception later that evening.
Steel erectors are getting real in Orlando this year for SEAA’s 48th Convention and Trade Show on October 13-14, 2021. The convention and trade show will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal Studios. This year’s event will include dedicated trade show time, three education sessions for managers and owners, and a panel discussion with the 2021 Project of the Year winners.
The Convention & Trade Show is preceded by the Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament at
the MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando on October 12, 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 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. Separate registration is required. Fees include green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Join SEAA in Tampa, Fla., on January 21, 2021, for a Meet and Greet reception following the Board of Directors meeting. The reception provides members and non-members an opportunity to get to know other steel erection contractors in the area and learn more about how SEAA supports its members through advocacy, best practices, and shared resources. At the event, you can find out how the association can help you implement ironworker craft training through the SEAA/NCCER Craft Training Program. RSVP for the reception online.
Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications Rescheduled- OSHA Director Ketcham to Keynote at Virtual Event
Fairfax, VA, September 1, 2020 – The Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a virtual event, the NCCCO Foundation has announced. As previously reported, Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, will once again provide the keynote address and participate in a Q&A session that will conclude the conference.
The Forum will build on the success of previous events and focus on the latest developments in regulations and best industry practices as they pertain to the qualifications of personnel working in, with, and around cranes and other types of lifting equipment. “In light of the imminent publication of OSHA’s Compliance Directive, we anticipate the session on the Foundation’s newly-published Most Similar Certifications Directory to be highly popular,” said NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent.
Other sessions will focus on who’s responsible for what on jobsites, why certification is so important for riggers, signalpersons, lift directors and others even when it may not be required, what’s “bubbling under” with new B30 standards, and what new certification programs are being developed.
The last Forum was held in Crosby, Texas in October 2019 and attracted a record attendance of more than 100 industry representatives from all facets of the lifting industry. A survey of attendees’ experience was highly positive. “Response to the last Forum was exceptional,” said Brent, “with fully 94% of delegates rating the event as meeting or exceeding their expectations.”
“It’s not every day that you get access to those, like OSHA Director Ketcham, who are on the front lines of regulatory issues,” said Brent, “which is why the question-and-answer panel discussion proved so popular last time and while we will be reprising it again this time around.”
“We pack a lot into a four-hour window. With a dozen or so separate presentations, we ensure there’s always something for everyone,” he added.
There is no charge to attend the Forum, but registration is required here.
The NCCCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of construction industry safety through three major pathways: education, research and workforce development. By facilitating access to training and certification by youth, veterans and underserved communities through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to ensure a safe and skilled workforce now and for the future.
Hilti will host the SEAA Board of Directors for its quarterly board meeting in Plano, Texas on June 25, 2020. Prior to the meeting, Hilti will host area erectors at a Meet & Greet reception, for a chance to learn more about SEAA’s Ironworker Craft Training program. Open to members and non-members, the Meet & Greet will take place on June 24 at the Westin Las Colinas Convention Center from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm.