The Sheet Metal Workers Local 29 Union has a long established Registered Apprenticeship program in the state of Kansas. Year-after-year we partner with our area Apprenticeship Coordinator and the local Workforce Center to find good candidates, and to grow our program. We currently have 41 active apprentices in the sheet metal program. In 2017, we graduated 7 journey workers, and accepted 14 new apprentices into our program.
Crossland Construction currently has 4 registered apprenticeship programs. We have found using registered apprenticeship has provided us a user friendly process to implement our training initiatives. Working through the apprenticeship levels has provided our people with reachable targets for professional growth. Registered apprenticeship has also increase the rigor of our training programs. Having technical knowledge testing, coupled with documented completions of hands-on performance has improved our field engagement and productivity. As a company we are safer, more productive, and have improved our retention and engagement. Registered apprentice has been a positive for Crossland and our people.
Great Lakes Polymer Technologies
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you on the Apprentice program.
We have been looking for ways to increase our training, as well as help our team members in their career pathing.
By taking the time to come out to my location and providing me the training, the knowledge and just bringing this program to my attention has allowed me the chance to really move our training to the next level, and I am very grateful.
Thank you again for everything you have done to make this such a success to me and our company.
Local 441 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union
The Local 441 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union are proud of our long and distinguished history in Kansas, with roots dating back to 1898. Today, with over 1,000 working members, Local 441 is dedicated to continuing the tradition of excellence that the United Association established over 100 years ago. Our plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVACR service technicians are the best in the industry.
An apprentice in the Plumbing and Pipefitting industry is a person who is engaged in learning a trade by working with and assisting a qualified Journeyman in all phases of the Plumbing and Pipefitting industry. The apprentice program provides on-the-job training as well as industrial construction installations. Each apprentice will be required to pass local code requirements and work with owner tools and equipment such as pipe machines and cutting torches. An apprentice will also be exposed to blue print reading, drafting, mathematical calculations and computations related to the industry.
We have an excellent working relationship with the Wichita Workforce Center and our Apprenticeship Coordinator. They partner with us during early March for two weeks to process over 150 applications for our next apprenticeship class beginning in August. Their help and cooperation make the hiring process run smoothly each and every year.