...our retention rates have increased dramatically.Robin Schledorn, Director of Training
Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709
"...our retention rates have increased dramatically.”
Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709, located in Los Angeles, is an organization of 1000+ Union journeypersons, apprentices, and retirees, who work in the specialized field of fire suppression. They pride themselves on providing the best-trained and best-qualified sprinkler fitters in all aspects of fire protection. The 709 depends on its apprentice training program to develop new members and an ongoing supply of expert craftsmen. Their intensive five-year program combines 40-hour weeks of on-the-job training with a series of increasingly complex courses that shape unskilled workers into seasoned journeypersons. Industry businesses have come to rely on the apprentice program to deliver a stock of skilled workers, making hiring decisions based on the quality of candidates the program turns out. These guys are a hot commodity.
The ability to customize and tailor the tests to the particular needs of the hospital is also a favorite feature for Timken. “It’s straightforward,” Timken says. “Being able to have a process that is specific and unique to the field is very important.”
Cassy Timken, CVPM, CCRA
Practice Administrator, Tampa Bay Animal & Bird Hospital