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2 SEIU Local 1 Training Center Fall, 2015 Schedule of Classes 2-Year Apprenticeship Program Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (6pm 10pm) Orientation is on July 6 th, 7 th or 8 th Comprehensive training covering all aspects of building maintenance. Graduates are awarded Journeyman s Certificate from the US Department of Labor. Mandatory for all newly hired A level employees. Classes meet 1 night per week. Health & Safety Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (6pm-10pm) 5 Weeks Beginning July 13 th, 14 th or 15 th OSHA compliance, protective equipment, financial literacy and familiarizing yourself with your health benefits Hand Tools and Power Tools Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (6pm-10pm) 9 Weeks Beginning August 17, 18 or 19 Safe and proper use of hand tools and power tools in the workplace Mathematics Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (6pm-10pm) 6 Weeks Beginning October 20, 21 or 26 Basic math for on-the-job application Blueprint Reading Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (6pm- 10pm) 7 Weeks Beginning July 7 th, 8 th or 9 th How to read, use and create blueprints Plumbing Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (6pm-10pm) 8 Weeks Beginning August 24, 26 or 27 Plumbing principles, repairs and preventive maintenance Low-Pressure Boiler Systems Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (6pm 10pm) 8 Weeks Beginning October 21, 22 or 26 In-depth instruction on boiler operations Water Treatment (1 Night Seminar) Tuesdays (6pm-10pm) November 10 th, 17 th or 24 th Students choose 1 night to attend Water Treatment for heating and cooling Electricity Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (6p-10p) 13 Weeks Beginning July 7 th, 8 th or 9 th Basic Electricity, Electrical Safety and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems. *Required before you can take HVAC or Monday Night Advanced Electricity Course. Carpentry Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (6p-10p) 7 Weeks Beginning October 6 th, 7 th or 8 th Basic repairs to walls, tile, doors, floors, etc. Locks & Keys Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (6p-10p) 7 Weeks Beginning July 6 th, 8 th or 9 th Locksmithing and key pinning HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & A/C) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (6p-10p) 13 Weeks Beginning August 25, 26 or 27 Comprehensive instruction in basic Air Conditioning principles as well as how to troubleshoot common A/C problems. *Students must complete Electricity course before enrolling.
3 LIFE SKILLS COURSES *These courses are FREE to SEIU Members under the ABOMA contract Basic Computers 2 NIGHTS EACH WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS (6 TOTAL SESSIONS) TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6PM-9PM CLASS BEGINS OCTOBER 13 th Using the computer, mouse and keyboard. Introduction to Microsoft Word and the internet Advanced Computers 2 NIGHTS EACH WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS (6 TOTAL SESSIONS) TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6PM-9PM CLASS BEGINS NOVEMBER 3 rd Writing letters, creating a budget, setting up an account English as a Second Language Classes are taught in English, so we can accommodate a wide range of native languages (Spanish, Eastern European, Polish, etc.) ESL 2 NIGHTS EACH WEEK FOR 12 WEEKS (24 TOTAL SESSIONS) TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6PM-9PM CLASS BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 st Foreign Language Learn Basic Spanish MONDAYS (6PM-9PM) 12 WEEKS BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 14 th Leadership Skills Seminar *Leading by example, mentoring others and climbing the career ladder. *Class is open to all Property Service Employees-Janitors, Engineers and Door Staff TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 th 12:30-4:30pm
4 HEAD AND ASSISTANT ENGINEER S CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES * CHIEFS NEED 6 HOURS PER YEAR, ASSISTANTS NEED 8 HOURS PER YEAR Chicago Engineer s Exam Prep Class 10 Week Preparation Course (6pm-9pm) Wednesdays Beginning August 19 th Exam will be given by the City on October 24 th Tuesday & Wednesday, August 11 th & 12 th Certified Pool Operators Course Must Attend 2 Day Course and Pass Exam Instructor: Deb Todner, Aquapure 16 Hours (8:00-4:00 both days) $125 Fee Wednesday, August 12 th Boom & Scissor Lift Certification Aerial Work Platform Certification Instructor: Tom Trinen, Service One 8 Hours (8:30-4:30) *Class will be held at 2850 W. Fulton Tuesday, August 18 th Rodents & Roaches Pest control in your building Instructor: Brian Brophy 4 Hours (12:30-4:30) Wednesday, September 9 th Appliance Repair Refrigerators, Stoves and Dishwashers 4 Hours (12:30-4:30) Thursday, September 17 th Managing Your Maintenance Budget Instructor: John Leanse 4 Hours (12:30-4:30pm) Wednesday, September 23 rd & 30 th Refrigerator Repair Instructor: Tony Langford 2 Day Class-8 Total Hours (12:30-4:30) Tuesday,September 29 th Variable Frequency Drives Discussion on VFD s and energy savings Instructor: Mike Emory, NEUCO 2 Hours (12:30pm-2:30pm) Wednesday, October 7 th Building Evacuation Emergency Management Instructor: American Safety Training 4 Hours (12:30-4:30) Tuesday, October 13 th Water Damage Restoration Recovering from a flood in your building Instructor: ACR Restoration 4 Hours (12:30-4:30pm) Thursday, October 22 nd Project Management for Chief Engineers Managing large capital improvement projects in your building. Budgeting, bidding, board approval, etc. Instructor: Jim, Jacobsen, DePue Mechanical 4 Hours (12:30-4:30) Tuesday, October 27 th Building Automation Systems Understanding how computers are changing the way we run our properties. Instructor: Jim Kreston, Delta Controls 4 Hours (12:30-4:30pm) Thursday & Friday November 5 th & 6 th 8:30-4:30 Thursday, 8:30-12:30 Friday OSHA 10-Hour Certification Identifying and reducing hazards at the workplace Instructor: Occupational Training & Supply Thursday, 8:30-4:30 AND Friday, 8:30-12:30 NO FEE Thursday, November 12 th Highrise Fire Control Systems Learn how fire control panels, sprinkler and standpipe systems work in your building. 4 Hours (12:30-4:30pm) Friday, November20th CPR Certification American Heart Association CPR Certification Instructor: Sylvia Tienda 4 Hours (8:30-12:30) Tuesday, November 24 th Leadership Seminar Leading by example, mentoring and climbing the career ladder. Instructor: Kent Irvin, Univ. of St. Francis 4 Hours (12:30-4:30) Wednesday, December 2 nd Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings Learn to save money by using less water and electricity in your building. 1 Day Program: 8 hours (8:30-4:30pm)
5 A MAINTENANCE SKILLS ENHANCEMENT DAYTIME COURSES 8 HOURS PER YEAR REQUIRED FOR MAINTENANCE A EMPLOYEES DATE COURSE HOURS Wednesday, July 29 th Drywall & Tile Repair 8:30a-4:30pm Tuesday, August 11 th Basic HVAC Fundamentals 8:30a-4:30p Wed., August 12 th Boom & Scissor Lift Certification 8:30a-4:30pm Tues/Wed, Certified Pool Operators Class & Exam 8:00a-4:00p (2 Days) August 11 & 12 *$125 Fee Applies Wed., August 26 th Basic Electricity 8:30a-4:30p Thurs. September 3 rd Doors, Locks & Keys 8:30a-4:30p Wed. September 9 th Kitchen Appliance Repair 12:30p-4:30p Wed., Sept. 23 & 30 Refrigerator Repair (2 day course) 12:30-4:30p (2 days) Saturday, October 3 rd Advanced Carpentry 8:30a-4:30p Wed., October 7 th Building Evacuation 12:30p-4:30p Thurs., October 15 th Highrise Plumbing Systems 8:30a-4:30p Wed., October 28 th Light Switches, Outlets & Fuses 8:30p-4:30p Thurs/Friday OSHA 10-Hour Certification 8:30-4:30 Thurs and November 5 th & 6 th 8:30-12:30 Friday Wed., November 11 th Basic Boiler Fundamentals 8:30a-4:30p Thurs., November 12 th Highrise Fire Control Systems 12:30-4:30pm Fri., November 20 th CPR Certification (American Heart Assn.) 8:30a-12:30p Tues., November 24 th Leadership Seminar 12:30-4:30pm
6 10-WEEK JANITORIAL TRAINING PROGRAM The following topics will be covered: Orientation Customer Service and Communication Skills Basic Health and Safety American Red Cross CPR Fire Safety Green Housekeeping Hard Floor Care Lecture Hard Floor Care Hands-On Demonstration Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Outdoor Maintenance and Landscaping COURSES ARE OFFERED ON 10 CONSECUTIVE THURSDAYS DAY CLASSES (12:30 4:30) BEGIN JULY 9 th & SEPTEMBER 17 th NIGHT CLASSES (6:00PM 10:00PM) BEGIN JULY 9 th & SEPTEMBER 17 th
7 DOOR STAFF TRAINING Students attend class for 4 consecutive Tuesdays. Daytime Courses (12:30pm-4:30pm) will begin on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 th or TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 th Evening Courses (6:00pm-10:00pm) will begin on TUESDAY, JULY 28 th or TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 nd CLASS #1- CLASS #2- CLASS #3- CLASS #4- ORIENTATION (AND 401K INFORMATION) Students will go over the current ABOMA contract with regards to pension, benefits, holidays, sick days, the new 401k plan option, etc. CUSTOMER SERVICE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS Looking sharp on the job, interacting with residents, knowing your building and your neighborhood. BUILDING EVACUATION Proper evacuation procedures in an emergency situation. CRIME PREVENTION & ANTI-TERRORISM Observation skills, making your building a hard target, keeping your building secure. THE ORDER OF THESE CLASSES MAY CHANGE SUBJECT TO INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY. PLEASE CALL FOR DATES IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ONE SPECIFIC CLASS. NEW THIS SEMESTER: 2 Additional classes have been added to the Door Staff Program. They are optional and free to sign up for: CUSTOMER SERVICE II- New ideas on how Doormen can assist residents in their building and improve their level of service. August 25 6:00 or September 22 12:30 CPR & AED CERTIFICATION: Up-to-date American Heart Association Certification September 1 6:00 or September 29 12:30 To enroll, please fill out the attached registration form and fax it to (312)
8 EXAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS City of Chicago Stationary Engineers Exam Preparation Course 10 week course on Wednesday nights to prepare students to pass the Licensing Exam Class Begins Wednesday, August 19 th at 6pm Exam will be given by the City of Chicago on OCTOBER 24 th Must be one of the following to enroll: Head Engineer / Assistant Engineer Graduate of the 2-year Apprenticeship Program Certified Swimming Pool Operators Course and Examination Instructor: Deborah Todner, Aquapure 2 day course to receive CPO designation though the National Swimming Pool Foundation August 11 th & 12 th (TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY) 8:00am-4:00pm *$125 Fee Applies CFC/EPA Course and Examination 1 day course and exam for license to work on Air Conditioning units Students must be currently enrolled in or have already passed the 13-week HVAC course Saturday, NOVEMBER 14 th from 8:30am-4:30pm *$40 Fee Applies Boom & Scissor Lift Certification Aerial Work Platform Certification Instructor: Tom Trinen, Service One Wednesday, August 12 th 8 Hours (8:30-4:30) *Class will be held at 2850 W. Fulton
9 GREEN BUILDING TRAINING The SEIU Local 1 Training Center is a member of the United States Green Building Council. We strongly believe that by educating our members to be more energy efficient, we can reduce water and energy consumption at ABOMA member buildings. Saving money for your building will make you a more valuable employee. Sign up today. Green Housekeeping Seminar Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3 rd 6:00-10:00pm Thursday, NOVEMBER 12 th 12:30-4:30pm Learn to keep your building clean with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Energy Efficiency for Residential Buildings Learn to save your building money through more efficient operations 1 Day Seminar 8:30-4:30pm Wednesday, December 2 nd Course will include the following topics: Energy Efficient Lighting Systems, Energy Incentive programs from ComEd, Efficient Operation of Boilers and Chillers Benchmarking 101 We have teamed up with the City of Chicago and the USGBC to spread the word on the new energy benchmarking ordinance that will go into effect, for many buildings, on August 1, This informational seminar will explain the requirements of the new ordinance and walk you through the steps to be able to bring your building into compliance. Tuesday, July 14 th from 12:30-2:30pm
10 ADVANCED ELECTRICAL & HVAC COURSES MONDAY Advanced HVAC Course 6-week course that will focus on hands-on training. Each week will be a new project that builds on the 13-week HVAC Course. 6:00-10:00pm beginning on Monday July 27 th *In order to enroll, you must have already passed the 13 week HVAC course. *This course is not required to complete the 2-year apprenticeship program MONDAY Advanced Electricity Course 6-week course on Monday nights that will build on the 13 week Electricity Course in the 2-year apprenticeship program. Topics will include conduit bending, breaker boxes and residential wiring. 6:00-10:00pm beginning on Monday, October 5 th *In order to enroll, you must have already passed the 13 week Electricity course. *This course is not required to complete the 2-year apprenticeship program