The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA), based in Winston-Salem, NC, has announced that it will offer low- or no-cost training and credentials to pre-registered craft professionals during its 43rd Annual National Convention and Trade Show, April 23-25, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Other education sessions are designed to give owners and management personnel valuable insight into key business issues facing steel erectors, steel fabricators, or engineers, crane suppliers, and contractors working in structural steel erection.
As an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor and Accredited Assessment Center, SEAA will offer Ironworker Assessment exams during the convention for $75. SEAA offers a complete series of journey-level written assessments as part of its National Craft Assessment and Certification Program.
“After successful completion of the written assessment, an individual’s qualifications are tracked through NCCER’s national registry,” said Tim Eldridge, president of Education Services Unlimited, Mount Holly, N.C. “We encourage employers to take this chance to see how the NCCER Ironworker Assessment can help you evaluate employees’ knowledge levels, identify training gaps, and develop a training prescription.”
In addition, trainers from LPR Construction, Buckner Companies, and Education Services Unlimited are volunteering to present NCCER Certified Plus Training for Signal Persons for $100 each. The program consists of a 2-hour review, written assessment, and practical exam that meets or exceeds ASME B30 standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC. “This provides an opportunity for people with signaling responsibilities to earn portable, industry-recognized credentials,” said Bryan McClure, senior training manager for LPR Construction, Loveland, Colo.
Finally, in partnership with United Academy and United Rentals, individuals who operate aerial work platform boom lifts can receive free training and certification using United Academy’s curriculum. Upon completion of the Boom Lift Training, individuals will be able demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of key functions, safety systems, pre-use inspection, limitations and hazards, as well as safe operating procedures. “This training provides skills assessments that take into account both U.S. and Canadian standards, and focuses on concepts applicable to most makes and models of boom lifts,” said SEAA executive director Tom Underhill.