November Training Update

by Jen McKenna, Training Director Local 716 Apprenticeship

Happy Holidays to all. We hope you and your loved ones are filled with hope and happiness in this season of gratitude.

We have been very busy this last semester with almost 30 apprentices working and attending school.  We are so proud of this group. They work hard and care about the union's future, their future.  We have had a blend of online classes and in-person classes; Basic Electricity, Rigging Fundamentals, Trade Math, Welding Theory, Hands on Welding and Standards for Excellence.  We have been working hard!  

We would like to thank our instructors, Union members April Bourgoine and Michael Winchenbach for stepping up to do a challenging job.  This was your first semester instructing, and we are impressed with your effort and excited to see where you will help take this school.  In addition to teaching, April and Mike got the students involved with repairing toilets at the school, maintenance on our heating systems and so much more.  Thank you for going above and beyond.

In addition to dispatching Tony Sirois has put in extra time and effort helping to set up and facilitate membership testing for our local.  He and Union Brother, Mark Johnson have assisted in dozens of UA welding tests.  Tony is the man to call if you want to get on the list for testing.  Thank you guys!

Next semester is still in the planning stages and I will release Journeyworker classes available by the New Year.  Keep your eye our on Facebook, our website and, of course, this monthly update.

Looking forward to a great new year!