We hope everyone has had a safe construction season; it’s been a good year in the field with lots of work, including the pipeline. What a year it has been at the Training Center! Looking back, we’ve come a long way. Starting out the year 2020, we had no idea how to conduct virtual training and we got better and better at it as the season progressed. Now we feel lucky to be able to continue virtual training in addition to having in-person classes again. Lots of people enjoyed the flexibility online training had to offer—being able to sit in the comfort of one’s own house while learning safety skills and equipment theory was a great addition to our program, and it’s one that’s here to stay.
Last year we worked to fix our registration system. Going forward, you will not need to put a new credit card in the system unless you do not have a valid one on file. If your card is not valid or you are registering for the first time, the system will prompt you to enter your credit card information. This must be done for you to register. Your credit card will never be charged unless you are a no-show, no-call to class.
Another change we are implementing this year will be to contact everyone who has taken an MSHA or Hazmat refresher; we will be contacting you to remind you to sign up for class to keep your credentials current. Hopefully this will help eliminate issues later in the summer when people call because their certifications are expiring and they’re in need of a class when our offerings are limited.
Like always, we want to hear from you! We are always looking to improve our training, and if you’ve got a great idea, we’d love to hear it! Don’t hesitate to reach out with new ideas or suggestions for training. We look forward to seeing you all at the Training Center!
In Solidarity, Eric Gulland: Director of Training Anna Carlson: Director of Education and Outreach
STAFF DIRECTORY (320) 384-7093 (THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL STAFF)
Eric Gulland (218)206-4401 Director of Training
Anna Carlson (320)390-0518 Director of Education and Outreach
We will continue to use MTP (Member Tracking Program) to register for classes. This program keeps track of past and future training classes for each member. One of the features of this program includes a web module for members and business agents to log in and access training records. This includes certifications; if you forget your MSHA or OSHA card and can’t get onto a job site, you should be able to access your record online through MTP. If you have any certifications that aren’t uploaded into MTP, bring them with you to training and a staff member can put them into the system. This website is also available in an app for your phone.
Instructions for Registering In an attempt to reduce no-shows, members will only be allowed to register for equipment classes thirty-days in advance of a class. You will see the entire schedule in this book, so keep track of the classes you would like to attend; registration will open at 5:00pm October 3rd. Subsequently, registrations will open the 1st Sunday of the month, prior to the next month’s classes. For example, registration for all December classes will open on Sunday, November 1st at 5:00pm. For health and safety classes, registration will open October 3rd and remain open. If a safety class is full, be sure to register for another session or get on the waitlist.
Apprentice registrations will open at 8:00am October 2nd. Subsequently, registrations will open the 1st Sunday of the month, prior to the next month’s classes at 8:00am. For health and safety classes, registration will open October 2nd and remain open.
If you register on October 2nd and you are not an apprentice, your registration will be denied.