This is your program! The STAR Program was designed entirely for you—to help you build the skills you need to succeed. And it’s offered to you at no charge—all costs for training and recognition are covered by the STAR Program . With STAR Training, you can build your skills and be recognized and rewarded for your achievement. Training is provided by the nationally recognized District Council 16 Journeyman and Apprentice Training Trust Fund.
We’re doing this to make us all more successful. Building top-notch skills helps you get ahead. It also makes the contractors who hire DC 16 craftsworkers more competitive. That means more work for them, and for you. With DC 16 workers and employers in high demand, the better and more secure your future becomes. It all starts with our shared commitment to being a High Performance / High Value team.
How to get Started
“Get started! The first step for everyone is “Survival of the Fittest” training. This mandatory training was created by Mark Breslin, best selling author and the number one speaker on workforce development and next generation leadership training. This training is required for all because in it, Mark will explain the big picture of High Performance / High Value. Class Schedules are available online and Brochures are also available at your Local Union. Classes fill up quickly so register early!Please Note: If you choose to be a Walk-in for a STAR’s class and space is available, you must present your current LU Dues card for entry. Please contact the STAR program to confirm that the class is not cancelled prior to being a walk-in. Walk-ins no longer receive credit towards the early bird raffle.
NOTE: You must sign in and out of class to receive credit, This is proof of your participation. No signature = No Credit. No exceptions.
Because of the crucial importance of the 8-hour “Survival of the Fittest” class, all participants must complete this class during the first year you participate in the program. Failure to complete this class makes you ineligible for the STAR Awards program.