SEAA is expanding its relationship with technical and community colleges in order to bring NCCER-accredited testing for craft professions, including the SEAA/NCCER ironworker program, to students in local communities.
The partnership allows colleges to become members of SEAA, giving them access to the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training program and other NCCER craft curriculum and assessments.
“As demand for skills training grows, SEAA seeks to provide communities with the resources and students with the pathways necessary to get the training, qualifications and certifications necessary for careers in construction,” said Tim Eldridge, president of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator.
Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina is the newest post-secondary institution to be sponsored by SEAA as an authorized assessment site. They join a previously established relationship with Trident Technical College, with locations in South Carolina.
“Post-secondary institutions can join SEAA for a nominal fee of $700, which gives them access to become accredited training units and/or authorized assessment sites. In addition, it affords students of those schools the opportunity to receive SEAA’s Connector magazine, monthly newsletters and invaluable networking opportunities with steel erectors, fabricators and other member companies,” said Tom Underhill, executive director.