Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for Safety & Education
The sold-out Dave SchulzMemorial Golf Tournament supporting SEAA’s safety and education projects raised about $7,000. “For our first venture west, turnout for the tournament and participation in the Meet & Greet held the previous night was outstanding,” said Pete Gum, Executive Director.
More than 80 people registered for the Meet & Greet and 60 golfers competed in the tournament. “We appreciate the support of sponsors, who made this a successful meeting,” said Gum.Read More.
SEAA Updates Apprenticeship Standard to include Reinforcing Ironworkers
SEAA announces that it has received U.S. Department of Labor approval of its revised National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards. The revision was written to include the occupation Reinforcing Ironworker Concrete in addition to the existing occupation of Structural Steel Ironworker.
“SEAA members work on both structural and reinforcing steel projects, however, the tasks and training needed to be a reinforcing ironworker are different from those for a structural ironworker. This apprenticeship standard more accurately reflects the knowledge and skills required for both types of ironworkers,” said Jack Nix, Chairman of the Membership Committee.Read More.
A reminder about fall protection and other hazards.
Core Matters Webinar
Wednesday, December 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern
Board of Directors Meeting
January 19, 2023
SEAA Career Fair
January 20, 2023
GMF Steel Group Facility
NCCER & Procore Technologies Partner for Workforce Development
NCCER is partnering with Procore Technologies, a construction management software company, on education and training. Through this partnership, Procore will work with NCCER to develop a new technology-focused curriculum and educational resources, with the goal of strengthening the connection between technology and the trades.Read More.
New Whitepaper Provides Tips to Keep Equipment Fuel Costs Under Control
EquipmentWatch, a data analytics company, has released a new Whitepaper to provide contractors and fleet managers with concrete tips in order to keep equipment costs manageable. The Fuel Cost Volatility Survival Guide reports that the price of diesel fuel has increased 74 percent over the past 12 months, and that fuel accounts for more than 40 percent of machine operating costs – more than repair, parts, and labor.
L&L Construction Receives Approval for Ironworker Apprenticeship Program
L&L Construction Inc., Quakertown, Pa., has received approval for its Ironworker Apprenticeship program through the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Council. The company utilized SEAA’s U.S. Department of Labor registered National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standard to register its program. L&L Construction employs the SEAA/NCCER Craft Training Program and is an AISC-certified structural steel erection company serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts. Read More.
The Crosby Group Supports Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
From September 1 through October 31, The Crosby Group, Richardson, Texas, will donate $500 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for every Crosby and ACCO training event in the US to help fund college scholarships and other crucial educational services for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. All proceeds from Crosby’s User's Guide for Lifting online training course will go towards the $25,000 goal. This is the third year Crosby has partnered with Fallen Patriots. Read More.
Simpson Strong-Tie, has awarded scholarships to 100 college undergraduates across the nation that are perusing degrees in architecture, civil/structural engineering, or construction management. Simpson Strong-Tie flew 56 scholarship recipients to its San Francisco Bay Area office. On the week-long trip, recipients were able to participate in plan-reading exercises, tour the lab, hear from guest lectures, and attend a panel discussion with Simpsons' Senior Leadership Team.
The Simpson Strong-Tie® Student Scholarship supports higher education and promotes the design and building of safer structures by assisting university students with tuition costs. Read More.