To address skilled workforce shortages in the building and construction industry, organizations such as the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) advocate for expanded access to in-demand career training programs and apprenticeship opportunities.
SCPFJ represents more than 90,000 union workers throughout southern California’s 12 counties. Its alliances with organized labor and construction management professionals – serve to rebuild both the state’s economy and construction workforce.
Journey-persons can also obtain training to upgrade or diversify their skills through the Training Trust.
“Some of the most popular options for journeymen include crane certifications, our 40-hour hazardous waste and emergency operations certification, OSHA 10 (worker safety course) and OSHA 30 (supervisor safety course), asbestos training, and rigging and signaling training and certification,” Hopkins says. Starting this month, the Training Trust will offer its first-ever refinery safety training course; safety training will be required for all refinery workers effective January 2018.
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