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resolve. This helped alleviate stress associated with the students' additional income and prevented work performance issues. S&B conducted technical training using NCCER's Contren, with Level 1 pipefitting modules covering Basic Safety, Introduction to Power Tools, Pipefitting Hand Tools, Field Routing and Vessel Trim, Identify and Install Valves, and Rigging Practices. Training was conducted via a rotating schedule in which trainees were in classrooms/labs and then moved to the field where they performed construction work under the supervision of an assigned journeyman pipefitter. S&B provided soft skills courses such as those relating to working in teams, interaction with supervision and coworkers, and business ethics. In addition, THRIVE conducted a course on personal financial management to strengthen students' WHAT NEXT? "Our biggest measure of success is that we were able to move under-employed and unemployed individuals from the bottom rungs of the economic ladder to a position where they can earn $18 to $32 an hour. In addition, we were able to add 16 more qualified pipefitter helpers to the construction industry," says Mike Stilley, S&B's director of training and development. Stilley says a second and third course at another S&B construction project and a plant maintenance project may be on the horizon. The shortage of skilled, qualified construction workers is a real problem for the industry. The Women's Training Program model is not the only way to address the shortage, but one of many innovative, contemporary ways to start chipping away at it. CONSTRUCTIONEXEC.COM S&B Engineers and Constructors (2) POSITIVE RESULTS The goal of the Women's Training Program was to transform trainees into qualified pipefitter helpers. While S&B did not retain and train all enrollees who started the program, a few numbers and stories stand out from the program. Sixteen of the 20 trainees completed the program. Only one of the 16 graduates has left S&B; however, she is working for another employer in the construction industry. * All 16 graduates are continuing their enrollment in craft training with the intention of becoming a fully accredited, journey-level pipefitter. * No loss in production was experienced during the implementation of the program. * When graduates were asked what they liked about the program, it was no surprise that training and obtaining knowledge of the construction industry were tops. A surprise was the benefit of the THRIVE Financial Coaching. Collectively over the 12-week period, women were spending $1,775 less each month as a result of the coaching. In addition, the trainees have paid off more than $10,500 of outstanding debt and have saved more than $3,400. 33 http://www.CONSTRUCTIONEXEC.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Executive - September 2016

Industry Insider
In Brief
Washington Update
Construction Markets
Risk
Safety
Workforce
No Bounds to Success
Special Section: Construction Technology
Business Development
Community Outreach
Viewpoints
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Industry Insider
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - In Brief
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