ICRA: Best Practices Awareness

April 2, 2020 ~

The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) is pleased to announce the new ICRA:  Best Practices Awareness online course to promote communication awareness and protocols for working in occupied health-care facilities.  It also covers protection methods and safe work practices for the various trades and hospital personnel who are working in these types of facilities.

This online course is available to all members through www.carpenters.org.

ICRA Refresher Online

March 30, 2020 ~

The UBC has released a new online ICRA:  Best Practices in Healthcare Construction Refresher class available to all members that are eligible (within the one (1) year expiration grace period).  In order to complete this course, you will need to visit www.carpenters.org and click on the “Members” tab in the upper right hand corner.  Scroll down to “UBC Member Training Opportunities” and click on the “Access to CITF Online Learning Center”.

If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.  Your ICRA will be renewed for four (4) years from the day that you complete this training.   

UPDATED NEWS

Effective March 17, all Carpenter Apprentice & Training facilities are closed until May 4, 2020, or in accordance with mandates on gatherings.  Until then all Apprentice & Journeyman upgrade classes are canceled.

*Special Bulletin*

The CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus will be closed for ALL classes until further notice.  Staff will be present to take any calls or answer any questions during regular business hours; 7:00am-3:30pm.  This will be only temporary, as we will assess the current health situation as it progresses.  Please check this website for any future updates.  Thank You

Aerial Lift ~ New National Standards

Aerial Lift ~ NOW Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs)

As of March 1, 2020, three new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines for Aerial Lift training will take effect.  As of this date, Aerial Lift will be known as Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) and all current cards held by our members will need to be updated.  Our update class will have a four (4) hour time limit and will include a 30 question test at its conclusion.  The new MEWP training will now be segmented into two separate classes:  Theory and Practical.  The Theory (classroom) portion will cover all groups and types of lifts.  The Practical (hands-on) portion will now be specific to ANSI’s equipment Groups A & B and Types 1, 2 & 3. 

For any members that have received no Aerial Lift (MEWP) training in the past, the class will have an eight (8) hour time limit and have a fifty (50) question test at its conclusion.  This class will be segmented into two classes, similar to the Update Class, but will be more in depth in both aspects. If you have any questions concerning this training, please call (309) 755-3585.

Journeyman Training Bullet

Blue Beam Training

In regards to the Bluebeam Training offered at the CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus; our training is specifically offered using Apple I-pads.  If you wish to participate in this class, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop to class to expand your training options by loading a free 30 day Bluebeam license on your laptop and using it for 30 days of practice outside of the Training Center.  If you have any questions regarding this class, please call (309) 755-3585. 

AAS Degree Program

Reminder

Any past or future graduates of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters-Quad Cities Campus Apprenticeship Program are eligible for the AAS Degree Program offered through the Blong Center, Eastern Iowa Community College.  Past graduates must be able to provide their US Department of Labor of Apprenticeship and United Brotherhood of Carpenters Graduation Certificates.  Current apprentices will need to provide proof of participation in our apprenticeship program. 

Eastern Iowa Community College will grant 44 credit hours toward a technical 2-year degree.  Applicants would need to personally fund the remaining 18 credit hours to achieve the AAS Degree.  Any questions concerning this opportunity should be directed to the CRCC-Quad Cities Campus at (309) 755-3585.