The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that three additional companies have joined the nationwide network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites. They are ASPE-South LLC of North Carolina, Trivent Safety Consultants of Colorado, and Monterey Structural Steel Inc., of California.

In addition, Deem Structural of Texas and CSE Inc. of Virginia, which joined the network in late 2018, have completed all assessments and audits.

ASPE-South is a division of American Steel & Precast Erectors. The family owned business was founded in 1982 and is now run by second-generation leaders. ASPE-South will offer ironworker training and assessments. Trivent Safety Consultants offers OSHA compliance expertise to help companies develop, implement, and maintain safety and health programs. Featuring instructor led onsite training, the company will offer mobile crane operator certifications in addition to SEAA’s U.S. Department of Labor-approved Ironworker Apprenticeship program and assessments. Monterey Structural Steel Inc., Watsonville, Calif., a fabricator of structural steel, miscellaneous metals, stairs and ornamental iron, will utilize the ironworker training and assessment program.

“We deliver the SEAA’s DOL-approved Ironworker Apprenticeship program using the SEAA/NCCER curriculum to several steel erection companies in the Denver area,” said Bryan McClure, Owner of Trivent Safety Consulting. “The companies send their apprentices to us for one full day a month per apprentice level. SEAA enables us to give these apprentices portable, professional credentials for the Ironworker trade. Without SEAA & NCCER’s backing, these tradesmen would not have a clear pathway to obtaining a nationally recognized journeyman status in their chosen profession.”

“SEAA’s craft training program has been a phenomenal success—representing a new revenue stream for the association, a key attraction for new members, and most important—an affordable way for member companies to deliver consistent training and assessment of worker qualifications,” said Dave Schulz, President of SEAA.

“SEAA’s partnership with NCCER provides members with exclusive ironworker curriculum, while delivering access to NCCER’s broad range of construction craft programs. Among the newest programs available from NCCER are targeted at important management roles,” said Tim Eldridge, President of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator. “The combination of craft and management training and assessment is vital for the success of steel erection companies,” he said.