This Memorial Day, we have a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by those that serve our country. UWUA National Director of Veterans Affairs & Workforce Development Rick Passarelli shares a Memorial day message encouraging all of us to honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country. It’s also a […]
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.
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.
- 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.
“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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P4A Welcomes the California Water Utility Council and California Water Services Group as Newest Members
Seeing the value of union led training, the California Water Utility Council (CWUC) and the California Water Services Group have signed an agreement to partner with the UWUA’s Power 4 America Training Trust (P4A) for the next two years. They join P4A’s growing number of UWUA members and employers who understand the value of union […]
Staff of P4A and the Michigan State Utility Workers Council Priscilla visited the Consumers Energy Lake Winds Energy Park in Ludington, MI to gain expertise as P4A continues to develop wind training programs. Lake Winds Energy Park is a facility with 56 wind turbines in West Michigan. Priscilla Peloubet from P4A and Tom Cole from […]