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POWER FOR AMERICA

The Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO (UWUA) is one of the most successful and progressive unions in all of the labor movement. The Power for America Training Trust Fund is an impressive example of the benefits available to our members.

OUR MISSION

P4A was created in 2009 by the UWUA, Utility Lines CS, Entergy and National Grid to provide training support to incumbent workers as well as administering apprenticeship programs. Since then, P4A has grown to 12 employers with trainings currently conducted in 11 states.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • A multi-faceted approach of external education and internal training for incumbent workers.
  • Specialized instruction utilized to enhance skill levels.
  • Safety training promotion with the goal of protecting our members/employees and the public from hazards.
  • Safety programs designed to maintain system integrity.
  • New technology awareness of tools and equipment, along with the utilization of these to increase productivity.

TESTIMONIALS

“I am a recent graduate of Cohort 17 and I'm on my 2nd week of my internship.  So far, it has been GREAT!  I've been learning a lot and doing my best.  I never had a chance to speak with you personally during my time at Dawson, but I wanted to thank you and all the staff for giving us this opportunity.  I never realized how fortunate I am to have this chance.  I know you guys all fight hard for us so we can progress and have a secure future with the company.  I will not take this 1 chance for granted.  You guys have helped change my families future and for that I cannot thank you enough.  in the future, when the opportunity arises to give back and pay it forward, I will be sure to do so.  Once again, thank you for your tenacity and devotion to all of us Vets out there that are looking to find our path.”

Jesse Gonzalez Cohort 17

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Electric NEWS|08.22.19
Winds of Opportunity for Union Training at P4A

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