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OSHA 10 Training Class

On November 12th and 19th, 2011, Jorge Vazquez  came to the Austin Branch to train our field employees in OSHA 10 Training.  Jorge is our Loss Prevention Specialist from our home office in Houston.  Twenty-seven of our field employees were certified!

MBS Austin Apprenticeship Program

We would like to recognize our employees whom are participating in our apprenticeship program. In this picture they are standing in front of a frame and sheet rock wall which they built as part of the performance lab project. As part of the lab, each apprentice is required to take apart a metal and wood framing, install insulation and sheet rock using metal screws.

NCCER

As you may know we have been giving our journeymen the opportunity to take the NCCER exam. In doing this we were working towards a proud and educated workforce. Our mission is to build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals. I am happy to update everyone and let them know that now 30% of our workforce is NCCER Certified and that number will only go up as the testing continues.
 

Marek Service Awards

Our Service Awards Banquest for our employees was held on September 1, 2010 at the Barn Door. We would like to thank those awarded for their years of service and their hard work and dedication.

National Center for Construction Education and Research

 
On March 11, 2010 we began the NCCER Certification Process, since that date we certified 15 journeyman. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, each participant will receive the NCCER appropriate credentials. We are very proud of all of the participants and their efforts.
 

2010 Helper Trainee Graduation

 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. 

English as a Second Language

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.

Workforce Development Dallas trainees take the National Craft Assessment and Certification

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.

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