September 2, 2021 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that Erection & Welding Contractors (EWC), Berlin, Conn., will receive the 2021 SEAA Craft Training Grant.
The grant is for member companies who are newly implementing SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training and Assessment programs. It covers initial setup, training for administrators, instructors, and coordinators, and custom training materials for Ironworker Levels 1-3, or similar curriculum. EWC joined SEAA’s nationwide network of more than 30 training units in the fall of 2020.
“Erection & Welding Contractors stood out because of their commitment to the recruitment and education of ironworkers,” said Bryan McClure, Chairman of SEAA’s Safety & Education committee. EWC is an AISC certified structural steel fabricator and erector, as well as a Minority Business Enterprise certified in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
“Our goal is to educate and nurture each apprentice into an ironworker who employs best practices in our industry,” said David Desell, of Erection Welding Contractors.
Participation in the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training Program gives SEAA members access to dozens of training materials, including ironworker, crane operator, rigger, and signalperson, and management level curriculum. To learn more, visit seaa.net/craft-training.
Craft Training Excellence Grants
Beginning in 2022, three $1500 Craft Training Grants will be awarded—one to each World Class winner of SEAA’s Craft Training Excellence awards program. Winners are selected for their training accomplishments in the previous year in three categories based on number of ironworkers employed. Winners are selected in blind presentation by SEAA’s Safety & Education Committee. Submissions are due March 1, 2022. Applications can be submitted online at SEAA.net/awards.
About Steel Erectors Association of America
Founded in 1972, SEAA is the only national trade association representing the interests of steel erectors, fabricators, contractors, and related service providers. The association promotes safety, education and training programs for steel erector trades, including its Ironworker Craft Training curriculum. The association works in partnership with other steel construction, design, and steel product organizations to protect the interests of those who construct steel structures. Learn more at www.seaa.net.