ICD featured in public radio story on worker training

A reporter from Public Radio International's The World program recently visited the USW/ArcelorMittal-Burns Harbor Career Development Program to speak to USW Local 6787 members there about what motivates them to seek the training we provide.

The reporter was working on a larger story dealing with how manufacturing workers are adjusting to the globalization of the industry and how programs like ICD can be of assistance.

The link to the story is below. Give it a listen.

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Sun Prairie site showcase

The USW/Continental ContiTech-Sun Prairie Local Joint Committee put together a site showcase, in lieu of doing a site video, for the 2016 ICD National Conference.

The presentation highlights some of the courses and success stories from the program for 2016. We hope you enjoy.

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Local 1357 member showcases his skills

For more than a dozen years, USW/ATIMetals-New Bedford Local Joint Committee member Shawn Bowen has been using his Career Development benefit to pursue his true passion -- woodworking and furniture making.

Bowen uses Tuition Assistance to take courses at the local vocation school in New Bedford, Mass. He also uses a combination of his own vacation time plus Tuition Assistance to attend training in the summer where he learns advanced furniture making techniques. The photo gallery below showcases some of Shawn's work. Check out that talent!

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Big changes for ICD Gadsden

After more than five years serving the members of USW Local 12 as ICD Coordinator of the USW/Goodyear-Gadsden Career Development Program, Bruce Phillips is retiring at the end of November.

Jackie Crowe, selected as his replacement, is already on the job, working side-by-side with Phillips until his departure.

Phillips became the ICD Coordinator on March 1, 2011, after 38 years working inside the plant. His last position was Union Training Coordinator. Both Phillips and Crowe will attend the ICD National Conference in Mobile so make sure to bid a fond farewell and offer a hearty welcome when you see them!

That won't be the only change, however, as the program is moving to its new home in the Local 12 union hall effective Dec. 1.

The plant has had approximately 100 new hires in the past year or so, which Crowe says makes for an exciting future.

"I just hope to see it grow," she said. "There are so many new hires, that we want to try and get some of them taking a class. Some people look at education as something they don't really need to continue, but there is something out there for everybody."

The move to the union hall will help alleviate the program of rent payments while also putting them within arm's reach of members who visit the hall, a win-win.

"People will come in to get something else and then they'll hear something oversaid and the next thing you know, we will be able to give them something they want," Crowe said.

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Mon Valley ICD completes Braddock Bench Project

The USW/U.S. Steel-Mon Valley Works Career Development Program () and USW Local 1219 recently teamed up for a unique Community Project.

saw Steelworker participants take repurposed materials from 10 demolished area homes and create 10 benches that were installed at Braddock area bus stops.

The project spanned two eight-hour carpentry/masonry classes on July 2 and July 9. It was open to Steelworker participants and community volunteers and even received local news coverage.

 

 

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