About the DISTRICT COUNCIL 16 STAR Program
In September of 2008 the combined leadership of your Union at District Council 16 and the associations of our various craft's employers set out to develop a reward based vehicle for the continuous growth of the craftsmen who make up our finishing trades workforce. Here, the STAR Program was born. A training program dedicated to providing certification and continued education for our members. The STAR Program is committed to upgrading its participants' talents in four invaluable facets: Trade Skills, Safety, Supervisory, and Survival Skills. This commitment is undertaken with a goal of integrating the principles of High Performance – High Value into the daily culture of every DC 16 worker.
THIS IS YOUR PROGRAM! The STAR program is paid for by contributions from each of you which were achieved through Collective Bargaining. This program is designed entirely for YOU. It exists to offer you the certifications, training, and tools that today's finishing trades mechanics require. It exists to enhance your ability to succeed in a competitive environment.
When DC 16 workers are more productive, our DC 16 employers are more competitive. The more competitive your employer is, the greater share of their market they can compete in. The larger their market share, the more employment opportunities for you...the more secure your future becomes.
How do you get started? Your first step into this new environment will be “Survival of the Fittest” training. This mandatory training, authored by Mark Breslin, will explain to you the big picture of High Performance – High Value. The last opportunity for this year will be on June 8th, 2013. Don't miss out! Click on the link to the right>.
Because of the crucial importance of this class, you must complete the 8-hour “Survival of the Fittest” class during the first year you participate to be eligible for the STAR Awards program.
You can only register online.To register for class click on the link to the right. If you need help registering, you may call Flora at 510-782-STAR. Se Habla Español.
Welcome again to your STAR PROGRAM. Please review the entire website for information which will help you toward a better future.
2011-12 Awards Drawings
Last year's Mega-Prize Awards Event and Drawing was held on September 8, 2012. View the list of last year's winners and don't miss your chance to become eligible for this year's event scheduled for September 7th, 2013.
Any STAR questions? click here for contact information.
Last year's Mega-Prize Awards Drawing was held on September 8, 2012.
FRESNO and RENO MEMBERS
This is your STAR Program, too! Contact your Locals 294 and 567 for more info.
This year's Event will take place on September 7, 2013
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?