NCCER, SEAA’s partner in the development of the association’s Ironworker Craft Training materials, is seeking Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assist with revisions to the Reinforcing Ironwork and Ironworking curriculum.
“NCCER subject matter experts should have outstanding knowledge of their trade; have the ability to communicate verbally in group settings; have familiarity with NCCER curricula; have journey-level experience in their craft; have experience teaching the craft to others; and have a commitment to the project for its duration,” explained Chris Wilson, NCCER Project Manager. More info on becoming an SME is available at NCCER’s website.
“SEAA members have a vested interest in supporting ongoing updates to NCCER curriculum, especially, the Reinforcing Ironwork and Ironworking materials,” said Tom Underhill, SEAA Executive Director.
For Reinforcing Ironwork, NCCER is looking for SMEs in concrete reinforcement, concrete forms, foundations, and metal decking. “The Reinforcing Ironwork project will coincide with an update to NCCER’s Concrete Finishing program, which is a project that we’ve just kicked off. We’d like to involve any experts in reinforcement early in this process,” said Wilson, who added that much of the work will be conducted through online meetings.
For Ironworking, NCCER is seeking SMEs in structural ironworking, joists and girders, metal decking, tilt-up erection, and other areas of knowledge needed in the craft (rigging, welding, etc.). “The start date for this project has not been set yet, but as as SMEs get involved we will be keeping them informed as to when the project will kick off,” said Wilson.
If you are interested in applying to be a Subject Matter Expert, fill out the online form.
You may direct questions to Chris Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Eldridge, President of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator, at email@example.com.