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Workforce Development Webinars for the construction industry focuses on business relationships, training, and technology - (5/2/2019)

Ironworkers Local 404, along with their Signatory Contractors, invite you to take part in a 3-part webinar series designed to share insight into partnerships on the job, the safety and training required for a zero-injury job site, and how attracting new talent through emerging technologies deliver opportunities for future generations.

What is our part in creating the positive impact the building trades have on the construction industry? How do we ensure we have the workforce needed for current and future job site? The statistics are staggering:
  • Construction is 14.7% of global GDP and rising
  • There are more than 70,000 commercial construction business in the US
  • Less than 10% of workers in the construction industry are female
  • The median age of a construction worker is 42
  • Construction is expected to grow 4.5% through 2020
  • It’s estimated that AI technology boosts profits by 71%

Each webinar will last approximately 45 minutes, with registration free and open to all industry counterparts, owners and contractors. The series begins May 21 and runs through June 25. To register for a specific webinar, please click on the corresponding link below. Don’t delay, space is limited.

The Power of Partnerships

Tuesday, May 21 at 11 am

Construction job sites require the right skills and the right manpower. Hear how one member of the building trades partners with signatory contractors to deliver a solid plan to owners to get the job done right – safely and productively.

Presented by Kerry Zettlemoyer, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local 404 & Tad Hoffmaster, Enerfab & Chairman for the Iron Workers Employers Associations (IWEA) of Central Pennsylvania


4 Ways to Combat Workforce Shortages

Tuesday, June 4 at 11 am

It is a fact, operating a job site with highly-skilled craftsmen produces a safer, more productive project. How are these individuals trained for the field and beyond? How do technology and traditional college education play a part in this training? Hear from Michael Schurr, PTM Consulting and Dan Hoke, Local 404 Apprenticeship Coordinator as they share 4 ways the building trades combat workforce shortages to construct today’s workforce.

Presented by Michael Schurr, Managing Partner for PTM Consulting & Dan Hoke, Apprenticeship Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 404


3 Ways Skills and Technology Converge in Construction

Tuesday, June 25 at 11 am

What resources are available to encourage an interest in the building trades? What trends exist to address specific construction skills - exclusive to an industry, a job site, or a particular task? Technology is available at our fingertips; see how it is utilized for training and recruitment in the construction industry.

Presented by Jessica Trybus, Chief Gaming Officer for Sim coach Games and Dave Daquelente, Executive Director for IWEA of Western Pennsylvania

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"To deliver the skilled workforce necessary for tomorrow's construction projects, we must continue to invest in our business relationships, training, and technology." ~ Kerry Zettlemoyer, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local 404.

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