The next opportunity for testing will be during the week of 7/6/2015 – 7/10/2015.
The list of names below will be given the opportunity during the 1st full week of each month to take 14 module/chapter tests in the Ironworker Level One book to help prepare them for the BIG ASSESSMENT that would certify them as an “Ironworker” according to NCCER and SEAA rules and regulations.
Employees will have the opportunity to take none, one, or more than one module/chapter test during each testing period. Please EXPRESS to the guys that they are NOT expected to take a test during each testing time frame. They can take these tests at their own pace.
During this time employees will be asked to demonstrate their competency as an ironworker by completing the “Performance Verification” portion of this program.
Our goal is to have everyone interested complete this program and become an “Industrial Ironworker Certified Plus” by 9/1/15.
1. Jason Farris
2. David Duke
3. Barry Powers
4. Jimmy Cantrell
5. Ashlee Sons
6. Abby Bumm
7. Josh Bobo
As presented at the company-wide safety meeting on May 22, 2014, Cooper Steel is implementing a nationally recognized training program that will help better its employees as well as the company as a whole. This program is recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Steel Erector’s Association of America (SEAA). All field crew members are encouraged to participate. This program is divided up into two parts: Written Testing and Performance Evaluations.
If you wish to participate in the program, you will be issued an Ironworking Level 1 training book to help study for the written tests. From this book you will be tested on 14 chapter/module tests. Once you have passed these tests with a 70% or greater, you will then be eligible to take the actual Ironworker Assessment Exam. This is a 2-hr timed test with 100 multiple choice questions. You must make a 75% or greater to pass the exam.
The Performance Evaluations will be conducted while you are working. These evaluations will be performed by a certified NCCER instructor such as: Jason Farris, David Duke, Barry Powers, Jimmy Cantrell, Damon Smith, Jeremy Finchum, or Josh Bobo.
Once you have completed both parts of the programs, you will receive the title of a Certified Plus Industrial Ironworker.
Each trainee will have up to 6 hours of paid testing time. 4 hours for the module/chapter testing and 2 hours for the Ironworker Assessment Exam. Once a trainee passes both the Written Testing and Performance Evaluations of the program, he will receive a $2/hr increase in his pay as an incentive for completing the program.