December 2014

Local 725 High School Pilot Program

This is the graduating class of Local 725 (Calgary, Alberta) high school pilot program. The program brought 10 students in four days a week from 1-4 p.m. Students attended classes during the morning and then made their way to the local’s training center. 

While here, they learned safety and gained all safety certifications that we offer: rigging, signaling, torch cutting, knots, welding basics and rebar.

The program enabled the students to be treated like men and they responded beyond great expectations. Most of them went to work upon completion and worked all summer. The graduating students from high school are still working for Local 725 and the rest have gone back to complete their training.

Everyone said they will be back in June. Local 725 gained recognition with the school board and parents and this pilot program has been well received and scheduled for the 2014/2015 school year.