The Training school is open for members of Local 98. It is here for CDL Training, Hoisting Licenses or upgrades and to increase your skills on various pieces of equipment. Licenses and certifications have become a big part of the construction industry don’t be left out.

During these upcoming months we encourage all of our journeymen to broaden their skills. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your marketability and improve your skill level on other equipment. We can accommodate training requests on an as needed basis. We can schedule one on one training so your commitment will be more effective. Scheduled group classes must have at least 5 participants to be held. All members should call to ensure availability. Increased training, licenses and certifications certainly will create the most opportunities for our members.

* OSHA -10 * CLASSES ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF OTHER UNIONS.

Please contact the school for details or if you have other training needs.

Call David Kazimierczak, Training Director or Ncik Girolamo, Training Instructor,┬áTraining School, Sunderland, MA – 413-548-9508
David Kazimierczak at: dkaz@local98.org
Nick Girolamo at ngirolamo@local98.org

**The State of Massachusetts requires that all persons holding a hoisting license must have a current DOT physical card.

OSHA 1926.1427 states all crane operators in the construction industry shall be certified by November 10, 2014. This applies for any state, those holding current crane licenses or where no state crane license is required. The certification requires both written and practical exams. There will be a preparation course and written exam this fall and another next winter at Local 98’s Training School. Please do not wait until the last minute to try and attain this certification. contact the training school for further information.

THERE HAS BEEN AN EXTENSION FOR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION TO NOVEMBER 2017.

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2016-2017 Training Classes

Continuing Education classes for Massachusetts Hoisting Licenses is now required with upon renewal of your license. These classes will be taught at another location due to class size. The location will be announced when you call to reserve your place in that class.

OSHA has extended the deadline for crane operator certification to November 10, 2017. In this time OSHA will clarify the issues of type and capacity. Those have been major concerns in the industry since the new crane standard was announced. We encourage any operator not already certified to do so, don’t wait until the last minute.

Members must call at least 2 days in advance to reserve a seat in any class. Field training on the equipment is also offered on an as needed basis. If members have any other type of traiing need, please call the training school and we will do our best to help you.

Massachusetts Department of Public Safety will require Continuing Education certificates with renewal of hoisting licenses starting September 1,2014. We will be holding Massachusetts Hoisting License Continuing Education classes for the members that weren’t able to attend classes held in March. We will be holding the next set of classes in March of 2015. thses classes will be at the training school in Sunderland.

Hoisting License-As of May 1, 2014 MA Department of Public Safety will require a certificate of completion in order to re new your hoisting license. Members that hold more than one license grade are required to attend a class for each license grade. Members not wishing to continue holding all license grades must inform the Department of Public Safety in writing upon renewal of license. Local 98 has completed the first round of training for our members that contribute to the training fund. In 2 1/2 days, we issued almost 400 certificates.

In order to attend training classes held by the training fund, members must call the training school to reserve a seat at least 2 days in advance of that class. The weather will be changing soon, members can call the school for equipment skills improvement. Use the school to improve your skills to become more employable in this work season.