Last month IAM CREST held a 10-hour OSHA training seminar for their Youth Transition to Work Program in Lyndhurst, NJ. The goal is to prepare students with basic safety awareness skills, as they start their four-year apprenticeship that includes both on the job training and classroom sessions.
The OSHA training provided the students safety training on walking and working surfaces/fall protection to emergency action plans and fire prevention. Material handling, hazardous materials, electrical, industrial hygiene, ergonomics and personal protective equipment were also covered in the training.
The IAM CREST Youth Transition to Work Program is made possible through funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development grant. IAM CREST and District 15 have collaborated since 2009 to strengthen the program helping students transition from high school to jobs in the Automotive and Diesel Technology fields.
The class was led by Project Coordinator/Instructors Michael Oathout and Shaun Trude.
For more information about the youth transition to work program or apprenticeships please visit iamcrestapprentice.org or contact IAM CREST at 301-967-4707.