Join us for what promises to be an exciting Learning Summit. Local programs will hear from experts and ICD Staff on ways to improve your performance by running your program like a small business.
Lifelong Learning for USW Members
“Experience has shown that worker growth and development are stunted when programs are mandated from above, but flourish in an atmosphere of voluntary participation in self-designed and self-directed training and education.” USW/Company Contract Language
Institute for Career Development is a national joint labor-management eduation program of the United Steelworkers and participating companies where USW members work.
Each Career Development program is locally governed by a committee composed of members of the Local Union and representatives of the participating company.
Participants design and develop their own training and education plan according to their personal goals, choosing courses and programs to meet their individual learning objectives.
News from the Field
Des Moines shows off new center
The USW/Bridgestone Americas-Des Moines Career Development Program hosted an Open House on Sept. 22 and 24, to welcome members to its new learning center.
The facility features a computer lab along with a mechanic shop. The shop area will allow automobile mechanic classes to take place and includes welding equipment.
Executive Director Al Long and Program Specialist Korey Fiste attended from the ICD National Office.
Fairfield ICD produces video
In order to up its profile and try to appeal to more participants and other local unions, the USW/U.S. Steel-Fairfield Works Career Development Program recently produced a promotional video.
The 5-minute video highlights the benefits of ICD overall and some of the specific training offered locally.
Changes at the Mon Valley ICD
Coordinator Mike Ondrish retired after 13 years of service and commitment to the program. Prior to working for the USW/U. S. Steel - Mon Valley Works Career Development Program, Mike logged 32 years of employment in mechanical maintenance at Clairton Works and 6 years as an elected official for Local 1557. Mike has decided to retire and will be leaving his position at the end of August.
JobLink celebrates 25 years!
ICD Staff was on hand on Friday, July 31, as the USW/ArcelorMittal-Bernard Kleiman JobLink Learning Center held an Open House/Ed Fair to mark its 25th year serving Steelworkers.
Congratulations go out to program co-chairs Steve Wagner, Roger Hughes and Coordinator Marcia Taylor for hosting an outstanding event.
The Open House was not held at the learning center; rather it was held at the new USW Local 1010 union hall. The program and the local put on a great event.