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NAUSC Advanced Work Packaging (AWP)

The NAUSC AWP prgram consists of three courses—Level 1, 2 and 3.

Level 1 - Fundamentals of WorkFace Planning (WFP) course is a self-paced, online course developed in association with AWP University. If you are an apprentice, journeyperson, supervisor, or project participant of any kind, this 5 hour program will give you the foundation you need to have a clear understanding of the necessities to execute a project scope efficiently using WFP.

Students will learn the basics of WFP, and will gain an understanding of the concepts that drive great project delivery. Level 1 will form the foundation for all learning in AWP/WFP and is a prerequisite for the NAUSC AWP Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

NAUSC Controlled Bolting Specialty Certification Program

The NAUSC Controlled Bolting program is designed to ensure that participants are prepared to operate and maintain equipment used for flange and vessel bolting operations for high pressure and process systems in plants and refineries in the construction and maintenance industries. Participants will use calculations to determine the necessary parameters for the proper assembly and disassembly of pressure bolted joints using specialty hydraulic equipment. This is key to ensuring that operations for high pressure applications can guarantee leak free start-up of systems.

NAUSC ITM (Inspection, Testing and Maintenance) of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Certification

The NAUSC ITM (Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems) Certification was developed to aid in the education and training of those employed within the field of inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. Through coverage of various principles and processes, as well as, expectations, roles and responsibilities related to ITM, this certification provides new and existing inspectors with consistent and quality training that industry can depend on. This program is not intended to supersede the procedures and methodology established by contractors but rather to emphasize recognition of the requirements and experiences involved with such work. With the support of contractors and CASA, the NAUSC ITM certification program can help reduce the liability and anxiety associated with inspections.

NAUSC Supervision – Level 1 Certification Program

Formerly named the NAUSC Foreman Certification Program, this training program offers essential skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew in the many sectors that Piping Professionals work within. Topics include communication & core values, planning, documentation, and legal responsibilities. Included in the program are sessions designed to build personal and supervisory skills, plan and supervise a multi-discipline work crew, manage safety requirements, provide essential training in due diligence and discipline, and workflow scheduling. The course uses individual and group activities and quizzes to reinforce learning. The NAUSC Supervision Level 1 program is a prerequisite course for the NAUSC Supervision Level 2 program and the Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS) designation (Alberta). It may qualify for other provincial designations.

NAUSC/CSA Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installation Personnel Certification Program

The Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installation occupational certification program has been developed by CSA Group in conjunction with industry stakeholders to provide assurance that an individual possesses the competencies deemed necessary to perform the job function of a Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installer.

NAUSC/McELROY Fusion Certification Program

NAUSC has formed a partnership with McElroy Manufacturing Incorporated & McElroy University, leaders in the fusion industry. This certification program provides top-tier fusion training to Participants who will complete fusion connections using thermoplastic piping and fittings according to standards, procedures and best industry practices. Participants will be required to demonstrate their proficiency on a wide range of McElroy Manufacturing Inc. equipment and will benefit from both theory and hands-on elements that will enhance their efficiency, productivity and safety. This certification is mutually recognized by NAUSC, McElroy Manufacturing Inc., and McElroy University.

NAUSC Cold Cutting Specialty Certification Program

The NAUSC Cold Cutting Certificate will benefit every journeyperson who is interested in working on site performing cold cutting operations on large diameter and heavy wall specialty piping systems. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the complexities of working safely as cold cutting specialists as defined by the piping industry. Work site safety, provincial O.H.S. along with the latest equipment and techniques found in the field will be discussed. Participants will develop skills in the operation and maintenance of equipment, as well as the application of required calculations that are used to ensure precise cuts and bevelling for welding operations.

NAUSC Diversity & Inclusion: Today's Workforce Program

This course will discuss why diversity and inclusion are so important in the construction industry, how all people have biases that affect the way they behave, and why it’s so important to actively ensure our jobsites are free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying. NAUSC Diversity & Inclusion: Today’s Workforce dives into the legislation surrounding discrimination, harassment, and bullying, the spectrum of diversity, what a respectful workplace looks like, and what you can do to help create and sustain an environment where everyone is respected.

NAUSC Shop Steward Certification Program

This certification program is designed to provide consistent training for all Stewards across Canada and to emphasize the UA Standard for Excellence and the Steward’s critical role in its success. Stewards will gain a strong understanding of their role in working with the supervision in the workplace environment.  Methods for working with management and union members toward a more productive jobsite, while ensuring that workplace issues do not escalate and interfere with operations and productivity on the job will be explained. Other topics that are covered include workplace law and the historical background on unions with discussion on how they relate to the role of a working union steward.

NAUSC Supervision – Level 2 Certification Program

This training program builds on the essential skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Topics include communication & core values, planning, documentation, and legal responsibilities; a major component will be in class projects that encapsulate all topics presented. Sessions will include in depth examination of workflow scheduling, budget management, human resources, and planning a safe worksite.

The program will also recognize the importance of lifelong learning as it applies to supervisory roles. Professional development will be presented as a method to promote professionalism in the role of a UA supervisor.

The course uses individual and group activities, and quizzes to reinforce learning.

NAUSC/CSA P.I.P.E.S. Rigger Personnel Certification Program

A partnership has been formed with the United Association Canada (UA), the National Association of Union Schools and Colleges (NAUSC), and CSA Group. This initiative will provide a Canadian piping trades training and certification national standard for rigging that will ensure safe and productive worksites for anyone involved in installation and maintenance of piping systems in all areas of the piping industry in Canada.

UA Foundations Online Program

The UA Foundations Online Program is designed for new and existing UA members to learn more about the organization they are a part of. This program provides insight to the world of trade unions, the structure of the UA and its core values. It will touch on the history and heritage of the United Association including labour history in North America. Participants will also learn about the benefits of a union membership, the importance of training, mentorship, and the apprenticeship process in Canada. UA Foundations will also cover the significance of diversity management and introduce participants to financial literacy for construction trades workers.

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