Cont. Ed. Classes

Cont. Ed. Classes2019-11-05T09:19:52-05:00

Continuing Education Classes 2020 – 2021

Reminder: If you sign up for classes and fail to show up you will be fined an assessment per the UA constitution payable before dues. 1 week advance notice of non attendance is required. Assessment will be calculated based on cost of class divided among all members who signed up.

Concord Training Center

Medical Gas Installer Certification Class (will schedule if need arises)

Dates;
(4 ten hour classes) 7am-5:30pm
Instructor:
Contact Sharon Pinto at (704)721-0517 to add your name to the sign up list
Maximum of 16 members

 

UA Weld Testing for Members and Organizing events

Location

Wendell and Concord Training Centers

Instructor

Certified Welding Inspectors

Donald Bean

Billy Platt

Date

See website calendar for dates

Schedule

Dates are currently scheduled for Mondays and Saturdays 8am-4:30 pm through December of 2020

See Website for Dates, Location and Welding Inspector.

Description

Testing for UA welding Certification and recertification is available currently on a limited basis due to Covid-19. Please call Sharon Pinto at 704 721-0517  at the Concord Training Center for information and availability.

Orbital Welding Class

Location

Wendell Training Center

Instructor

Stephen Thomas

Date

2020 & 2021

Schedule

Wendell Training Center – We are only excepting 10 people in each class

 

2020 Dates:  (40 hours total) Saturday’s Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sept 12, 26

Oct 10, 24

Nov 7

 

2021 Dates: (40 hours total) Saturday’s Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Jan 9, 23

Feb 6, 20

March 6

Description

Orbital welding is a specialized area of welding whereby the arc is rotated mechanically through 360° (180 degrees in double up welding) around a static workpiece, an object such as a pipe, in a continuous process. The process was developed to address the issue of operator error in gas tungsten arc welding processes (GTAW), to support uniform welding around a pipe that would be significantly more difficult using a manual welding process, and to ensure high quality repeatable welds that would meet more stringent weld criteria set by ASME. In orbital welding, computer-controlled process runs with little intervention from the operator. Upon successful completion of the 40 hour class, certification of the UA18a is possible.

UA Eppri Rigging Certification Class- 4th & 5th YR Apprentice/Journeyman (closed, class full)

Location

Concord Training Center

Contact Sharon Pinto to sign up at 704 721 0517

Instructor

Felix Gerasco LU 421

Date

Sept 19th and 20th    Rigging Class 1

Oct 3rd and 4th         Rigging Class 2

Oct 10th and 11th      Rigging Practical

Schedule

8:00 am to 5:00pm.

Description

In today’s competitive environment, all industrial/ commercial Projects have to consider the critical issue of rigging as
a key factor in the continued productivity of their builds. Rigging, in particular, is a major
focus for oil refineries, manufacturing plants, paper mills, chemical plants,Hi-rises,Data Centers and Cristal systems facilities. The United Association (UA) has addressed industry’s needs by developing an intensive course of study
that includes classroom and hands-on instruction using the latest rigging equipment and materials. The
UA Industrial Rigging Certification Program has been designed to ensure that UA members are able to
take on any rigging task they may encounter.
The high standards of the UA Industrial Rigging Certification Program are uniform throughout the United
States and Canada. The UA Industrial Rigging Certification Program provides an assurance to industry that UA members have the necessary skills not only to do the job right but also to do the job right
the first time! It is our goal at UA LU421 to provide highly trained UA craftsmen with detailed knowledge and experience that will improve their job performance.

*Limited to 12 Participants

*Open to Apprentices 4th -5th yr in good standing and Journeyman Members

Copper Development Class (will reschedule in near future)

Location

  1. A)     Charleston – contact Ron May 803-671-4929
  2. B)     Wendell – Charles Putz 248-894-7743
  3. C)     Concord – Tim Thurber 704-467-5570

Instructor

Harold Moret- The Copper Development Association

Date

  1. A)     Charleston
  2. B)     Wendell
  3. C)     Concord

Schedule

  1. A)     Charleston
  2. B)     Wendell
  3. C)     Concord

Classes will start at 5:30 PM and go to 9:30 PM

Description

Harold Moret from The Copper Development Association will do a 4-hour CE class (apprentices included) this spring on new Copper soldering techniques, including soldering/brazing lead free fittings on multiple size materials for our three locations.

This will be Continuing Education Credit for all trades including Service Technicians

(4 hours)

CRANE SIGNAL PERSON CERTIFICATION CLASS

Location

CONCORD TRAINING CENTER

Instructor

TIM THURBER JR.

Dates;

SATURDAY – NOV 21st

SUNDAY-       NOV 22nd

Schedule

TWO 10 hour days 8am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday. Testing on Sunday the 26th (CERTIFICATION CLASS). Bring a Lunch with you,Brake periods are timed.(OPEN TO ALL TRADES,APPRENTICES/JOURNEYMAN)

Description

In today’s competitive environment, all commercial and industrial sites have to consider the critical issue of crane signaling as a key factor in the continued productivity of their operations. The Crane Signal Person, in particular, is a major focus for electric utilities, oil refineries, manufacturing plants, paper mills, chemical plants, New commercial Construction, Retro fit HVAC Construction, New and Retro fitted Data Center and Hi purity projects. The United Association (UA) has addressed industry’s needs by developing an intensive course of study that includes classroom and hands-on instruction using the latest equipment and materials. The UA Crane Signal Person Certification Program has been designed to ensure that UA members are able to take on any crane signaling task they may encounter. The high standards of the UA Crane Signal Person Certification Program are uniform throughout the United States and Canada. The United Association working with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) have established a training and certification program that provides an outstanding tool for determining an individual’s capabilities and competences and ensures their on-going training needs are provided for and validated in a structured environment. The UA Crane Signal Person Certification Program provides an assurance to industry that UA members have the necessary skills not only to do the job right but also to do the job right the first time.

It is our goal at UA LU 421 to provide highly trained UA craftsmen with detailed knowledge and experience that will improve their job performance and contribute to raising our Contractors productivity and ability to procure Projects throughout our jurisdiction of work. Without a doubt, the United Association boasts the foremost training and certification programs available in the industry. For a contractor or plant owner choosing certified signalpersons from UA Local 421  is an assurance that the quality of craftsmanship is the highest you can find in the industry today.

*Class is open to all Journeyman and 2YR Thru 5YR Apprentices. Minimum of 10, Maximum of 20. Contact Sharon Pinto at 704-721-0517 to sign up.

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