S.T.A.R. Program
Safety Training And Rewards / Journeyman Continuing Education

You must be a member in good standing to participate in these classes
Please watch our website & facebook for classes that are new
or have not been previously available.     
Rules of Participation & Eligibility

1.Choose the classes you are interested in & contact our Union Office to enroll
(a)To qualify for Star program banquet you must participate in only one 8 hour class. To qualify for Star program prizes you must participate in one 8 hour upgrade and one 8 hour safety class.
(b)All Weekend classes are 8 hour credits. If Weekday evening classes are given they will only be a 4 hour credit per night. Welding class qualifies for both 8 hour portions of the Star program and participants are eligible for the Grand prize.  Most upgrade classes are given at our Lyons facility while most safety classes are given at CCSC in Hillside.
(c)Classes taken the previous year are not eligible for Star credit. You are welcome to take the class again but an additional class must be taken to receive credit. This ensures that our journeymen are receiving a wide range of training.
(d)Beginning in 2011 if you have NOT taken the welding course you will not be eligible for the Grand Prize. Enroll now for future qualification. If you have previously taken the welding class through OUR program (company programs excluded) you are free to choose any of the other classes to qualify.                         
2.Our Union office will contact you about 2 weeks before class is given to see if you are available. If you are not available for class date ask to be rescheduled.
3.We will give you a “reminder call” the day before your scheduled class. Please let us know if you have a last minute cancellation to be rescheduled.
4.You must call if you want to sign up for Welding.
5.You must be a Journeyman member of Local #27 in good standing to participate

Eligibility will be determined by the J.A.T.C. All eligibility decisions made by the J.A.T.C. are final.
Company sponsored Safety or Upgrade classes are ineligible!

Safety Upgrade Classes

First Aid / CPR
Scaffold user / erector
OSHA 10 / 30 / Guidlines
Aerial Lift
Health Hazards
Fall Protection
ATSSA Flagger

Journeyman Upgrade Classes

Layout Priciples
Door Control
Window Installation (Graham Windows)
Panics (Concealed Vertical Rods)
SPST Hand Signals
Blueprint Reading
Math for the Construction Trades
Skylite Installation
Knot Tying
Theodolites / Lasers (layout tools)

These Additional Classes by Appointment

NCCO Signal Person Certification Prep Class
NCCCO Rigging Certification Prep Class
Total Station Training

June 2, 9, 16 - Aerial Lift (limit 10 attendees per day)
June 9 - Panics (Concealed Vertical Rod Installation)
July 14 - Scaffold - Suspended / Supported - User / Erector
July 21 - Introduction to Curtainwall
August 4 - Forklift hazards (limit 10 attendees)            
August 11 - Unitized Curtain Wall Installation  

Contact 708-443-9000 to be put in the next
available class (classes scheduled as needed) for;
Welding Certification and Welding Re-Certification
MIG / TIG Welding