The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) welcomed a record 1,860 instructors to its annual training conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
As reported on the Built Worlds website (www.builtworlds.com), the conference is a chance for UA members to explore new technologies and training methods. The growing skills shortage has made training a more vital component of a successfull business than ever before.
In a Q&A with Christopher Haslinger, UA Director of Training, Built World asked about the forces driving the UA's technology initiatives. Haslinger responded:
We have taken the approach that we need to anticipate what tools the industry is moving towards, what our contractors and end-users are finding useful and in some cases cost-efficient, and to stay on top of what our manufacturers are developing to understand what technology will be changing workflow processes. We have worked very hard to be the craft that is leading the way on incorporating new technology into our training programs.
Read the full article here on the Built Worlds site.