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High School Welding Rodeo Held at Lodge 146

High School Welding Rodeo Held at Lodge 146

Lodge 146’s Calgary Union Hall & Training Centre recently hosted the High School Welding Rodeo, a competition showcasing talented high school welders. To learn more, watch the clip below.

Locals  L-146

Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

What happens in Vegas conference…makes ISO leaders stronger

WHAT HAPPENS AT the annual Industrial Sector Operations Conference in Las Vegas definitely doesn’t stay in Vegas. It goes home with participants and makes Boilermaker leaders — and their lodges — smarter and stronger. And registration is open for the 2019 ISO Conference, which will take place July 9-11 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino (visit http://www.boilermakers.org/ISO2019).

Reporter  V58N1

New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction

 Students attend class at L-28’s Welding Boot Camp.

Training benefits recruits, apprentices and journeymen

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OPERATIONS, along with the National Transient Division and the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program launched Welding Boot Camp — a detailed, structured training program to teach welding to recruits, apprentices and journeymen. Since the initial boot camp in July of 2018, over a dozen local lodges have hosted the program throughout the United States. It’s new, and it’s promising — with an 88 percent pass rate on testing for welding certifications given at the end of each program.

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V58N1

Local 73 provides foreman and steward training

Local 73 provides foreman and steward training

TWENTY-THREE FOREMEN and stewards from Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) received training the week of Dec. 3. The two-day foreman course provided training on administrative responsibilities, people skills and the business aspects of construction. National Training Director Grant Jacobs and National Training Coordinator Jonathon White led the class.

Locals  L-73

Canadian members complete project management course

Sixteen members from across Canada completed a week-long project management course in Toronto late January.

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM across Canada completed a week-long project management course in Toronto late January. Participants included general foremen, superintendents and project managers, and also members with several years of supervisory experience.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-555

62nd Annual Summer Training Institutes

62nd Annual Summer Training Institutes

The International Brotherhood’s 62nd annual Summer Training Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers will be held during the weeks of August 11-16, 2019 and August 18-23, 2019. Your lodge is encouraged to send officers, stewards, and other local lodge leaders to this year’s institutes.


Boilermakers’ booth popular with career expo participants

Tim Simmons, Director of National Recruitment Services, draws interested students to the IBB booth at the career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Greenville Technical College, Copyright 2019

Flux core, stick and TIG welding equipment attract prospective Boilermakers

TIM SIMMONS, DIRECTOR of National Recruitment Services, took inventory of the contents of his truck bed: Brochures and handouts? Check. Stands for the welding equipment? Check. Backdrop? Check. Table cover? Check. He needed to make sure he packed everything for the 350-mile trek to attend an annual invitation-only career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Greenville, South Carolina.

Reporter  V58N1

MOST hosts project management training

MOST hosts project management training

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 7-10. The class teaches Boilermakers to lead the management of multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Instructing the class were Skipper Branscum, retired MOST Administrator; Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio.

Reporter  V58N1

New Canadian leaders attend training in Toronto

Canadian business managers listen as presenters at a training in Toronto prepare them for their new lodge responsibilities.

NEW BUSINESS manager/secretary-treasurers from across Canada attended a training course in Toronto August 1 to prepare for their lodge leadership roles. International Vice President - Canada Joseph Maloney called for and hosted the training.

Locals  L-D10, L-128, L-146, L-191, L-203, L-555
Reporter  V57N4

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