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Gould Construction Institute is Hiring Instructors!

GCI is looking for more instructors to add to our team for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year! Do you or someone you know have a Journeyman or Master License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Contact the GCI office to find out more about this opportunity to make some extra cash while giving back to your trade! Teaching experience is an plus, but not necessary. We are looking for instructors to teach the following courses: Electrical -  Tues & Thurs from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (Andover) Sheet Metal -  Tues & Thurs from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (Andover) Mon & Wed from 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Franklin) Tues & Thurs from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Plymouth) HVAC Contractor -  *Need to have a refrigeration tech license to teach and we will do an orientation to familiarize you with this new curriculum* Mon & Wed from 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Franklin) Mon & Wed from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (North Adams) Tues & Thurs from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Plymouth) Tues & Thurs fr ...

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Sean O'Dowd, from ABC Member Company DECCO, Wins National Craft Championship for Pipefitting

  Play Pause   It’s pretty impressive to be named the National Craft Champion for pipefitting, but downright amazing if pipefitting isn’t something you do every day.  “A lot of the other competitors were from the South and worked on jobs like oil refineries where they did pipefitting every day,” said Sean O’Dowd of DECCO, who took home the gold medal on March 28th at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, CA.  “I do mostly clean piping on things like pharmaceutical projects.  I think I caught the other ...

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Call For S.T.E.P. Award Applications

The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award applications are now available! Applications are Due by March 10th! Established in 1989, the Safety Training Evaluation Process serves as a benchmarking and improvement tool for achieving world-class safety performance in construction. Members measure their safety processes and policies on the 20 Key Components through a detailed questionnaire and learn to implement or enhance safety programs. Fill out your application today! S.T.E.P. Application If you have any questions, please contact:   Allison Jackson Training & Marketing Coordinator Gould Construction Institute, The Training Affiliate of ABC MA allison@gwgci.org  781-270-9990 x1112 What is S.T.E.P. Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.  There is no charge ...

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Local Craft Championship Competition Winners!

On Saturday, January 5, GCI and ABC MA held our annual Local Craft Championship Competition at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA. Participants competed against their peers for a chance to compete in the 2019 ABC National Craft Championships in Long Beach, California on March 24-28. This year, participants in electrical, pipefitting and welding crafts were represented.  All the contestants worked hard and gave it their all.  Congratulations to our winners! Pipefitting: Sean O'Dowd from DECCO, Inc. ​​ Electrical: Anthony Flanagan from Nardone Electric  Welding: Matthew Costello from Notch Mechanical Constructors  ...

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Call for S.T.E.P. Award Entries

2019 Online STEP Application Applications available beginning January 15, 2019 and are due by March 10, 2019      NO STEP APPLICATION BOOKS WILL BE MAILED        Awards will be presented at the May 16, 2019  GCI/ABC Safety & Education Dinner Meeting What is S.T.E.P. - Safety Training and Evaluation Process   Your Road Map to Improved Safety Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.  There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Platinum or Diamond) and your responses are strictly confidential. Learn More About the S.T.E.P. Application Process ​Why Join? Safety is A CORE VALUE - With STEP, You Can BUILD UPON IT Organized approach for analyzing and developing saf ...

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