A big thank you to Vanessa form Turner construction for putting this event together. It's really exciting to recognize these young people for choosing to learn a skilled trade.
Signing day pictures, welcome to the trades!
Setting up the room and getting ready for everyone to sign a commitment to a building trades apprenticeship.
We stopped by to Limbach's shop today for a signing day commitment to work for Limbach through the CSMWA Pre-Apprenticeship. Natalie took a few minutes to show us her welding skills that she has been learning from our partners at Eastland Career Center.
Notice she put her safety glasses back on before starting any work, Safety is Always First!
Mayor Ginther Outreach Subcommittee Getting Prepared To Talk About Building Trades Opportunities And Apprenticeship Programs aT dRIVING pARK rECREATION cENTER
Mayor Ginther Outreach Subcommittee Getting Prepared To Talk About Building Trades Opportunities And Apprenticeship Programs.
Warming up and getting ready!
Our good Friend Eugene Frazier Doing a Signing Day at MIami Valley. Welcome the the Sheet Metal Trade Young Man.
Vanessa Jester from Turner Construction (Facebook Job) came to the office today to help plan a Building Trades signing day. We have worked with Vanessa for years, she is always a good partner.
OHIO STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL (OSAC) MEETING was held right here at the Sheet Metal Workers today. Glad to have our Administrator & Training Coordinator Rob Gartner server on council for many years, under three different governors now.
A great group of people were interviewed today, I think we should be able to bring in many of them as 1st year Sheet Metal Apprentices.
Thanks to our SMANCA partners for donations so we could raffle off a gift card. Congratulations to Sharonda Lucas, our big winner! It was great talking to thousands of students at the informational table, we hope everyone enjoyed the VR welder and VR lift.
Brian Huston held the welding program advisory meeting tonight. What a great a diverse group of people that volunteer there time to help insure Mr. Huston's program is top notch. Brian shared that his student Stephanie Kane won the State Skills USA welding sculpture contest and showed us the sculpture. Next step for Stephanie is Skills USA national contest, Good Luck!
Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship JATC Trustees earn the highest accreditation level “Platinum” from the International Training Institute!
International Training Institute (iTi) Field Representative Len Leibert Presents the Platinum Level Plaque to CSMWA-JATC Trustees Yesterday.
The Ohio Valley Coordinators Group consist of 8 apprenticeship programs in Ohio. The Coordinator from each program spends 2 days in Columbus helping run several contest. Eugene Frazier, Dan Kline, Cort Wayman, Clint Dockery, Wes Smith, Al Simonitis and Rob Gartner are the Training Coordinators planning and doing set up. Len Liebert from the International Training Institute (iTi) is in town helping to plan and coordinate events as well. We completely run the Sheet Metal and Welding Sculpture contest and we help with Welding and Welding Fabrication contest. This year the iTi brought their "VR" Lift, and numerous people had a chance to see what it is like to be in a lift on a job site through "VR". We can't wait until the awards today to see who wins the prizes and who is going to Nationals!
Around 30 Union Sheet Metal Workers came out to volunteer and help pass on the trade, Thank You Everyone!
Mary does a great job and really cares about passing her years of knowledge to the next generation, Thanks Mary B.
Columbus Fire Fighters spend three days with Sheet Metal Workers learning about fire damper safety and receiving ceu credits for the class. A big thanks to Scott Hammond from NEMIC for taking the lead teaching the class and working with SMART Local #24 to increase fire damper safety education.
The rest of the second year class took the Fire and Smoke Damper Technician test last night, so we have 21 - 2nd year FLS Technicians this year now. This is a hard test, congratulations everyone that passed!
CPR & 1st Aid Class for SMART LU#24 members by PMCTEDF on March 13th at 5pm, call 614-471-3107 to sign up.
THERE WILL BE A CPR & 1ST AID CLASS FOR SMART LU#24 MEMBERS ON MARCH 13TH AT 5PM, CALL JATC SECRETARY CHERI AT 614-471-3107 TO SIGN UP.
What: CPR/1st Aid class
When: March 13th at 5 pm
Sign Up: 614-471-3107
Great to see Congressman Stivers at our training center today. Steve is currently serving his fourth term as a Member of Congress and represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which is made up of 12 counties including, all of Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties, and parts of Athens, Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties. Special thanks to Scott Hammond, NEMIC
It was great talking about our Apprentices, SMART HEROES program and Helmets to Hardhats.
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Skills USA regional welding and welding fabrication contest at Columbus State Community College today. The top three for both going to Ohio State Skills USA contest in April!
Thanks for letting the Sheet Metal Workers be a part of the contest. A big thanks to 2nd year Kristen Frizzell for taking a day off and helping. Kristen's regular job as a Sheet Metal Apprentice is at General Temperature Control.
Malcolm "MAc" Hamilton Jr. said this was the first Sheet Metal Workers Contest Committee. Mac was Business Manager of Local #98 and work at the International until he retired. What we have today in welfare, pension, education and job security came from p
Nice artical in SMART Members Journal about SMART LU#24 Business Representative Sharon Walker. Glad to have you on the SMART Team!
Part of the second year class took and passed the Fire and Smoke Damper Technician test last night. This is a hard test, congratulations everyone! More second year apprentices are scheduled to test in a few week, maybe we can double the number of 2nd year Fire Life Safety certifications that night.
Kitty French is out spreading to word about Registered Apprenticeship. Nice to see you Fairfield Career Center today Kitty, keep up the good work!
Administrator and Training Coordinator of CSMWA-JATC