AGC San Diego Chapter Annual Report 2015 - Page 12

APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING TRUST CHAIRPERSON The San Diego AGC Apprenticeship & Training Trust is designed to meet THOMAS L. BROWN the needs of AGC members who are interested in providing training and Sierra Pacific West, Inc. education for their jobsite apprentice employees. The program trains open-shop employees in carpentry, cement masonry, drywall finishing, drywall lathing, laborers, painting, and heavy equipment operating. The program is approved by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and by the Federal Department of Labor. Apprentices graduate in three to four years and are certified by the AGC, the State of California, and the US Department of Labor. The completion certificates are recognized throughout the nation as valid indicators that an apprentice has completed training that meets the industry’s standards of occupational proficiency. 2015 brought an expansion to the Journeyman Upgrade Program (JUP). Member journeymen now have access to over 200 free classes annually to advance their craft skill, leadership and safety practices. The JUP also includes all classes conducted on the new AGC Fall Protection and Confined Spaces Training Campus. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jack C. Good, Good & Roberts, Inc. Steve Madsen, Rocky Coast Builders, Inc. Onofrio Pecoraro, Pecoraro, Inc. Steve Thompson, Soltek Pacific Const. Co. 820 Journeymen participated in the Journeyman Upgrade Program during 2015 96 Apprentice graduates for 2015 45% AGC’s graduation rate = 28% ABOVE competing programs TRAINING FACILITIES SAN DIEGO, RIVERSIDE, & ORANGE COUNTIES 12