Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced that its member, Page Mechanical Group Inc. (PMG) has launched its own apprenticeship training program, achieving a milestone in employee education.
The no cost program is accredited through NCCER and offers PMG employees an in-house apprenticeship training program in pipefitting, welding, sheet metal fabrication and insulation trades, in both English and Spanish.
ABC reports that as of Nov. 16, PMG had a total of 30 students enrolled in both versions of the program.
While addressing the program’s first students, PMG president Dave Collins was quoted as saying, “This is an important step in your future and careers. I once sat in the very seats you are sitting in today. I started as an apprentice taking classes at night and working during the day.”
He said that he felt the additional training programs were central to the company’s commitment to safety and high-quality trade-related education. “This program will not only benefit our employees, our company and our clients, but also will strengthen our core principles of quality workmanship and commitment to safety. PMG believes that all accidents are preventable.”
PMG plans to introduce curriculum focusing on fundamentals in crew leadership as well as courses in project management. “These programs will provide our employees with career progression opportunities in the construction industry that represent a viable comparison to a standard college education,” said Collins.