It is never easy to go on stage and give a musical or theatrical performance.
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Sep 1, 2016 4:00:00 PM
A Northwest Ohio Piping Industry member proved he is the best pipefitter apprentice in the world by winning the UA International Apprenticeship Pipefitter Contest.
Following up on wins at the State and Regional levels, Jared Dusseau, a 34-yearold from Oak Harbor, bested the competition in contests designed to assess knowledge and skill level found on the jobsite. He earned the highest combined overall score amongst his fellow competitors and is now the 2016 UA International Pipefitting Apprentice Champion.
His victory marked the fifth time a Piping Industry apprentice has won the International title.
“I just wanted to keep building [off each win], representing my Brothers and Sisters and all our apprentices,” said Dusseau of his victory.
Aug 31, 2016 11:00:00 AM
The Piping Industry Training Center’s Accelerated Welding Program is helping to fill the region’s need for trained, skilled welders.
Each year the program allows upwards of 12 selected apprentices the opportunity to reach journeymen status in four years instead of five years.
The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee selects apprentices to participate in the Accelerated Welding Program. Those who accept the invitation have up to 18 weeks to complete this free program.
Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM
High school students should give equal consideration to post high school educational options such as building trade apprenticeships, college and other vocational programs.
A January Forbes.com article discusses how bachelor’s degrees are failing millions of college graduates throughout the nation.
Armed with a four-year college degree, college graduates are learning the opportunities to use their education are simply not available. The unemployment rate for college graduates grew by 1.5 percent in 2014, while the unemployment rate for those in their 20s, with at least a bachelor’s degree, climbed to 12.4 percent.
Nov 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Next year, Toledo will be a hotbed of action centered largely on major construction projects. To get a clearer idea of what it takes to become tradesmen and tradeswomen to work on these and other projects, a number of local government officials toured the Piping Industry Training Center last week.
Members of the Department of Ohio Jobs and Family Services of Wood County, the Wood County Economic Development Department and Wood County Commissioners and their staff toured the PITC. The officials spoke with representatives from the Piping Industry and learned what it takes to make a skilled professional.
Topics: Training, The Piping Industry Training Center, Department of Ohio Jobs and Family Services, Wood County Commissioners, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Wood County Economic Development Department, Northwest Ohio, Wood County
Oct 28, 2015 10:12:08 AM
Students from Eastwood Middle School recently got an upfront education about some rewarding career opportunities and what it takes to become a member of the Piping Industry on a field trip to the Piping Industry Training Center.
The students had the chance to take an inside look at one of the top training facilities in the region and all its state-of-the-art equipment.
Jul 7, 2015 3:40:18 PM
As highlighted in the Piping Industry's latest video project, dedicated apprentices of the plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC-R and welding trades - as well as our state-of-the-art Piping Industry Training Center - are second to none.
In late April, hundreds of guests, including elected officials, educators, area contractors, industry professionals, and media members filled our Training Center during an Industry Day open house. The event was held in conjunction with the 2015 UA Ohio State Apprenticeship Competition, which featured the best of the best apprentices statewide as they showed off the skills they have learned both in the classroom and on the job.
Topics: Training, Events, Education, UA Affiliation, Apprenticeship, The Piping Industry Training Center, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Industry Day, 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition, Northwest Ohio
Apr 24, 2015 10:30:00 AM
The Piping Industry Training Center was filled with hundreds of guests on April 22 as the Piping Industry hosted an Industry Day open house to coincide with the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition.
The event showcased the Piping Industry’s renowned apprenticeship program and state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot training facility, while displaying the talents of the next generation of plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVAC service mechanics. In addition to tours of the PITC and the ongoing apprenticeship competition, the day also included vendor exhibitions, mobile trailer demonstrations, and lunch.
Mar 9, 2015 4:47:10 PM
As part of its annual Engineers Week to celebrate the achievements and regional impact of those in the industry, the University of Toledo recently held an Engineering Career Expo with the Technical Society of Toledo on Wednesday, February 25. The Piping Industry's Brad Mich and Steve Stewart were on hand inside UT's Nitschke Hall to help familiarize professional and student engineers with our organization and the steps we and the Piping Industry Training Center are taking to advance our industry.
“Each year, Engineers Week celebrates the many contributions of engineers to society,” Dr. Steven Leblanc, interim Dean of the University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, said. “Our UT College of Engineering produces top-notch engineering graduates, and Engineers Week allows us to showcase our students. It gives us an opportunity to engage the community and local students in some engineering-related activities.”
Feb 11, 2015 5:01:00 PM
The Piping Industry recently hosted members of Johnson Controls - a global technology company specializing in energy optimization and operational efficiency in the automotive and industrial market sectors - at our Piping Industry Training Center.
While at the PITC, Johnson Controls' Nick Malco, a service technician, and Ron Paul, a calibration and vibration analyst, practiced various methods of using a laser alignment tool developed and manufactured by the company. This tool and its proprietary software are used to precisely align all components of complex machines such as motors and pumps, while providing real time analysis and feedback that technicians can use to adjust the machines they are working on to engineered specifications.