Journeymen Training Center Information

GOAL OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM

The up-most goal of our program is to provide all contractors with the most highly trained, skilled, safe, and productive ironworkers. The reason behind this is so contractors get the most qualified workers to produce the best product they possibly can.

We do this by having highly trained and certified instructors to train our apprentices and journeymen.  This ensures that the best knowledge and skill is passed on the members of Local 395.

JOURNEYMAN TRAINING

Several training or upgrade programs are offered to our Journeymen through-out the year.  Members can sign up for text notifications from the hall to get a reminder to sign up for classes.

OSHA CLASSES
OSHA 30 is offered twice a year

  • Memorial Day Week (typically the last week of May)

  • Christmas/Holiday Break (last two weeks of December)

The OSHA 30 class will start at 7 am each day and last for 10 hours a day for 4 days.   

Reasons for This Program

To provide contractors with a safety trained workforce

To help secure more work for our local union members and contractors


WELDING PRACTICE AND CERTIFICATION

WELDING PRACTICE TIMES
Practice times – Monday through Friday, 7 am – 3 pm, 52 weeks a years
An Instructor is at the school each day provided for welding instruction or to answer any questions
All Journeymen and Apprentices must sign in, and track the time they are in the school. Tracking the number of hours they attended that day on the sign in sheet.

The instructor provides help to the members with welding procedures; Instructs on correction and technique; Supervises members welding practice; Answers any question the member has; Prepares the members to weld test or re-certify as needed.

Once a member is ready, they may schedule a welding test with one of the Training Center CWI’s.  We have 3 Certified Welding Inspectors on site.  

Approximately 4 times each year, the Training Center, will offer a group weld test.  Local contractor’s CWIs are invited to this test, so they can approve of a welder for their company. 

Reasons for This Program
To provide contractors with certified welders
To provide contractors with a skilled workforce
To help secure more work for our local union and contractors


CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM/OSHA GRANT CLASS
This course is 8 separate safety classes that run for 8 hours each day (once a week).  The following classes are included :

  • Safety Administration for Construction

  • Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation

  • Fall Protection Training

  • Trenching and Excavation OSHA Subpart P

  • Process Safety Management

  • Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

  • Electrical Safety OSHA Sub-part K

  • Confined Space Training

Reasons for This Program
To provide contractors with a safety trained workforce
To help secure more work for our local union members and contractors


Other classes may be offered during the year when requested by the Union Hall. (Watch for text notifications for any future information)