Insure your business with APPRENTICESHIP

More and more states and projects require contractors to have an approved apprenticeship program in order to be considered or be qualified. The Metal Buildings Institute (MBI) has received Federal recognition of its Guidelines for Apprenticeship, Assembler Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings. Metal building contractors and erectors across the nation are in the process of implementing this exciting new program. Tim Seyler, President of the MBI reports, "participation and enthusiasm for this key training initiative is extremely positive."

Metal Buildings Institute offers a pathway to apprenticeship with National Guidelines recognized and authorized by the US Department of Labor. The program develops loyalty and dependability in employees. Assembler, Pre-engineered Steel Building is the job category applicable to Pre-Engineered Steel Building Erection. Although Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings account for almost half of all commercial industrial low rise construction, there has not been a nationally recognized registered apprenticeship program dedicated to their erection until this MBI program.

Registered apprenticeship has long been considered the premier model for training and educating a workforce. The US DOL web site ( states “Apprenticeship has a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries. The percentage of apprentices who retain employment after apprenticeship completion is 94%.” And to offer additional support, many states offer tax credits and other incentives. The MBI encourages interested contractors and erectors to contact Sasha Demyan, Executive Director of MBI to learn more about the program and how we assist in implementation.

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