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SEAA’s New Learning System Offers Custom Material for Training Ironworkers

Feb. 2, 2023 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has launched its new Learning Management System, SteelPros Training Portal, exclusively for members.

Developed in partnership with Industrial Training International (ITI) and built on ITI’s Learning Hub platform, SteelPros gives SEAA members easy access to custom content for ironworkers, as well as other related training materials.

Each of three learning paths — Ironworker Level 1, 2, and 3 — contains multiple videos that align with specific learning modules in the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Custom Curriculum.

“SEAA has invested more than $120,000 to bring these professionally produced videos to our members,” said Pete Gum, executive director.

About 40 of 80 videos are available now. SEAA expects the rest to be added to the Training Portal by Q2.

The SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Custom Curriculum meets U.S. Dept. of Labor apprenticeship standards.

It gives members a way to provide their employees with nationally recognized ironworker credentials. “SEAA’s SteelPros Training Portal enhances the delivery of that training and opens access to additional training resources to all members, whether they are set up as an official SEAA/NCCER training unit or not,” said Gum.

Every SEAA member will receive one free account and one license to access this member benefit.

Additional licenses can be purchased for $35 each per year. “This is a vital resource for safety directors or training managers — a member benefit valued at more than $10,000 per member,” said Jack Nix, membership committee chairman.

SEAA members receive a 25% discount on ITI’s custom content for Field Leadership, Mobile Crane Maintenance and Operations, Rigging, and Site Hazard Recognition.

Hundreds more units of training content from organizations such as Crosby, Liebherr, Manitowoc, and Verton can be accessed for free.

In a separate agreement with The Crosby Group, SEAA members can purchase Crosby’s “User’s Guide for Lifting,” at 20% off the regular price.

The guide covers rigging fundamentals in a series of self-paced lessons that explain the Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting pocket card.

Each topic includes a video and a quiz.

“More than just a library of training materials, SEAA’s, SteelPros Training Portal Learning Management System provides administrative features to track progress of learners, manage certifications, and create custom reports for individuals or groups inside your organization,” said Nix.

Zack Parnell, CEO and president of ITI, said his company is excited to bring SEAA members new digital learning content. “Most companies today find it challenging to recruit, on-board, train, and deploy people efficiently. SEAA and ITI will help solve that problem," said Parnell.


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