D.C. 6 sponsors continuing education programs to upgrade the skills of our member and signatory contractor employees.
I.U.P.A.T members are the skilled craftsmen of our trades; it is only through continued training (online and classroom) that we can continue to hold that title. As new products and processes are introduced at the workplace, we must be ready to meet the challenges they bring – so it is through advanced training that we stay ahead of the competition.
Course Catalog (for online classes only)
How Do I Register for a Class?
Click the “Class Schedules” link above and find the class you want to take on the list. Call the FTIOR office to sign up, or find the class on the Interactive Calendar. Click on the class and then click the button to sign up for the class.
You can also register, or if you have any questions, you can call the District Council No 6 Training Office at 440-239-4575 by dialing Ext. 118 or 120.
If you can’t find the course you want, let us know. We will put you on a waiting list and try to get a class scheduled.
How Many Hours of Training Am I Required to Complete?
Please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement for details of training required for the 2013-2014 contract period. A copy of your agreement may be received by attending your Local Union monthly meeting. Additional questions may be answered by contacting your Local Union Business Representative.
How do I earn my required credits for classes?
Classes are based on the total of in class time taught. For example, if a class is 16-hours or two days, you must attend the entire 16 hours to receive full credit. NO PARTIAL credit will be given for incomplete courses. Courses completed may only be taken once in a contract period to receive credit (i.e. Respirator Refreshers, OSHA 10, Lead Refreshers, SAP, etc.).
Can I Take More Than the Required Hours of Training?
YES! Training is provided to offer a continuing education opportunity to ALL members of District Council 6. Credits completed during a particular contract period may not be carried over to the following contract or training year.
THESE COURSES ARE ONLY OFFERED TO UNION MEMBERS WHO ARE IN GOOD STANDING. YOUR LOCAL UNION DUES MUST BE CURRENT TO ATTEND ANY JOURNEY WORKER UP-GRADE CLASSES AND A DUES RECEIPT NEEDED AS PROOF AT THE TIME OF THE CLASS.
NOTE: Class times and dates are subject to change without advanced notice. Please contact the DC 6 Training Office at (440) 239-4575 ext. 118 or 120, to verify participation in the class and your contact information in case any changes have been made. Additionally, you must call in advance to cancel your place in the class.