We have completed training our second graduating class of OJT Helpers. Ten trainees graduated this year bringing our total number of graduates up to twenty two. We celebrated at Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant where we had our graduates and their coaches in attendance. Katrina Kersch was able to join us and we all had a good time. The graduates recieved their completion certificate, plaque and gift card. These trainees are now able to begin their journeyman training. We expect great things from this group.
In 2010 we partnered with San Antonio Independent School District to establish an ESL class for our employees. We have run through two successful semesters this year with 33 of our employees taking advantage of this opportunity.
A group of employees took the NCCER test in order to become a certified NCCER Mechanics.
Thursday, June 17, 2010, twenty-nine Marek Workforce Development mechanic level trainees participated in the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCCER) with twenty-three trainees passing the test. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, each WFD trainee will receive the NCCER’s appropriate credentials, a completion certificate, a nationally recognized certification card, official transcript, and the NCCER hard hat sticker.
The NCCER written assessment is a two-hour closed book examination.
On Tuesday, the 17th of April, MBS San Antonio hosted a group of Construction Science and Management Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio. The students are in a class titled "Estimating II."
MBS is a founding member of the CIAC (Construction Industry Advisory Council: for the CS&M program at UTSA. At a recent career fair, Professor Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi visted our booth that was attended by Stacy Gunderson, our WFD Corrdinator.