The Power of Union-Led Training


There is no denying the power of union-led training. P4A’s success, as measured by the number of members trained as of September 30 this year:

  • P4A has trained 3,484 UWUA members at six P4A employers
  • By the end of the year that number is expected to hit 5,000, roughly 10% of the UWUA membership, and twice the number trained over the past three years
  • UWUA members logged 149,489 hours in training with P4A instructors
  • Approximately 50,000 of those hours have been in safety training.

These numbers reflect the UWUA’s commitment to providing quality training for its members.
P4A training emphasizes health, safety and environmental (HS&E) topics across the gas, water and electric industries. Trainings provide workers the information needed to conduct work safely. Every training starts with a safety tailboard with the students and instructors. P4A instructors work with company and union safety representatives to ensure industry best practices.

Companies such as Consumers EnergyPeoples GasUtility LinesAmerican Water, and Aqua Ohio deserve credit for realizing that P4A’s union-led training is superior to the trainings they offered in the past.

From meter reading to welders, laborers to appliance technicians, P4A training provides members with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their work safely and efficiently.