• News for Education, Safety and Training

    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Some electrical work is just ‘plug and play’ for a carpenter? A name change won’t work in another contractor’s company transformation that is turning into a ‘bad dream’ for him.  I also share why a ‘foreign’ officer will have to be ‘qualified’ to come ashore as a legal contractor…   Q:  Can a “C-6” (Cabinet, Millwork and Finish ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Objective: To promote critical safety behaviors that minimize employee exposure to hazards Unsafe behaviors or decisions are usually contributing factors in incidents. Sometimes an unsafe behavior increases the severity of injuries; other times, it is simply a key determinant in causing the incident. While employers also have a large responsibility to control hazards for their employees, the ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Objective: To review critical safety principles related to safe forklift operationPoints to emphasize: Current employer training and certification is required. Complete the pre-operational checklist. Know your travel route. Drive with loads down. Know and do not exceed your load and weight capacity.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   You can’t buy forgiveness or ‘rent’ some things either, despite what rumors may have you believe. Just don’t do it…   Q:  I am looking to purchase a contracting business but I only have experience working on my own houses and family member’s homes.  I understand it is difficult to qualify based on experience gained as an “owner ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Last Wednesday evening, Marin Builders Association in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education proudly celebrated the 2019 graduates of the Marin County Construction Technology ROP Program. The prestigious guest presenters at the graduation included County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni,  Melissa Apuya of State Assemblyman Mark Levine's office, Brian McLeran, Marin Builders Board Member ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Event Related, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Objective: To promote safe stair use behaviors to minimize fall risks Many falls occur on stairs. Employers are responsible to follow construction requirements to make stairs and handrails as safe as possible. However, employees also have a responsibility to use safe behaviors to minimize the risk of a fall.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    In partnership with several organizations, we are providing TWO opportunities for you to interview potential employees. In total, we have over 35 motivated, soon-to-be program graduates, many of them new job seekers seeking full-time positions in the construction industry. Employer space is limited: apply by filling out one of the applications below. There is a fee to participate in these events. ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Objective: To reinforce safe work practices for handling compressed gas cylinders used in welding applications Compressed gas cylinders are a dangerous but necessary aspect of hot work. They may contain toxic, flammable, oxygen-displacing, or explosive materials, and can become projectiles if their contents are suddenly and uncontrollably released.Click here to download the complete training ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   What do you do when your employee number is up? Don’t worry no one was hurt in writing this question, but if they were this is an important answer to know. Another contractor got a ‘concrete’ answer from his legal expert, but this licensing expert has to break it up…     Q:  I am a licensed contractor and I plan to hire several new ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    The 2019 annual awards will be presented on Thursday, June 6th at the Scholarship Awards, Past Presidents & Honorary Members Reception hosted at The Club Restaurant, McInnis Park Golf Center in San Rafael.   Scholarships were determined after an initial screening of applicants and interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee included Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    An Apprenticeship Readiness Program North Bay TIP is a Certificated Apprenticeship Readiness Program that will introduce you to apprenticeship in the many “Building and Construction Trades”. This program will allow you to explore many trades and prepare you with the skills and confidence needed to successfully apply and enter a state registered trade apprenticeship that is right for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
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