September is Suicide Prevention Month. But for all of us in the OPCMIA International Training Fund and for all OPCMIA members, every month—indeed, every single day—requires constant vigilance about preventing suicide.
Safety and health is a top priority for the OPCMIA International Training Fund (ITF). While we have historically focused on physical health—preventing injuries, illnesses and accidents in deeply demanding crafts that involve hard physical labor, heavy equipment and challenging working conditions—it’s now apparent that mental health is every bit as important.
The OPCMIA ITF’s premier annual event, the Instructor Training Program, is taking place this week at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And it is making a profound difference in the lives of attendees, helping them reach new levels of impact as educators and trainers.
The OPCMIA International Training Fund’s premier annual event, the Instructor Training Program, will be held from July 10-14, 2023 at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan — and registration is now open.
OPCMIA Local Unions and their Apprenticeship Programs were active participants in National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration showcasing the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeships for training the next generation of plasterers and cement masons to be the most skilled, trained, professional workforce in history, held November 14-20, 2022.