August 11-17 marks the 59th United Association Instructor Training Program, designed to improve teaching techniques, diversify mechanical skills and enhance knowledge of the scientific and technical elements of the trades.
UA instructors are key to maintaining the high level of achievement for which the trade union is known; the ability to create quality craftsmanship comes from good teaching.
“So much depends on the skill and dedication [instructors] bring to the task of preparing future generations of UA tradespeople,” says UA General President William P. Hite, “and it’s only due to [their] unparalleled commitment that we continue to be recognized as having the finest training program in the world.”
As part of this one week program, the UA and International Training Fund are also putting together an “Industry Day” on Wednesday, August 15 at UA’s Great Lakes Training Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Those in the trades are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility and classes as they are being taught to UA Instructors and interact with students competing in the UA International Apprentice Contest.