THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED, BUT PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE THE EMAIL MECHANISM TO EXPRESS INTEREST FOR THE RESCHEDULED ONE.
Combining elements from a number of his rigging and safety courses, in 2020 Brother Robert Koch developed his excellent offering: Rigging and ETCP Preparations.
Brother Koch was accepted into the first online “Training Techniques & Course Development Workshop” and this class, first presented locally for 205, is now part of the IATSE Train the Trainer curriculum library!
This week, Wednesday June 30th beginning at 10:00am, join Bobby online for another opportunity to celebrate our craft and learn from a leading industry professional. Offering something for every skill level, however those eligible to test for ETCP rigging certification should not miss this opportunity!
Free for IATSE members and those working under IATSE contracts, flyer below:
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The IATSE TTF course description: This course provides a general introduction to the profession of Event Rigging, as well as preparation for others wishing to elevate and become a Certified Rigging Technician. Topics include review of responsibilities, people in charge, policies, liabilities, tools and equipment used, proper procedures, formulas and calculations, as well as many OSHA requirements. Through this course students gain an understanding of basic and advanced skills used throughout the entertainment industry. • Gain an overall understanding of the production process • How to interpret and understand weights and ratings • Proper use of tools and equipment, including basic troubleshooting methods • Safe methods for proper placement and positioning of equipment • OSHA requirements for Rigging and Fall Protection • Requirements needed to possibly become a ETCP certified technician DATE: June 30, 2021 LOCATION: Video Conference INSTRUCTOR: Robert Koch, ETCP certified This course is made possible through the IATSE TTF Course Reimbursement Program
The IATSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund is supporting Local 205 in presenting OSHA 10 training & certification this April – join us in the initiative to build a 100% certified workforce!
The workshop is scheduled 4/5 – 4/9, meeting 9:00am-noon online via Zoom.
Attendance is limited, free for IATSE members, those completing all course requirements will earn a valuable industry certification and wallet card.
Presented by Brother Patrick Crowley, don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of our most appreciated training opportunities!
What is OSHA 10 G.E.S.?
OSHA ten hour training is a safety certification recognized & required across many industries, the OSHA General Entertainment Safety version however uses examples from the entertainment industry, created by IATSE members for IATSE members!
Why should I become OSHA 10 certified?
In addition to the employment opportunities available to certified workers, becoming certified strengthens the IATSE and positions our workforce to remain the recognized industry leader in safety. A certified workforce empowers IATSE leadership in bargaining and aids in competition in securing represented work.
To register for the April training/certification opportunity [click here]
The IATSE Training Trust has created COVID-19 safety training intended to guide our workforce in returning to work:
COVID-19: Recommended Guidelines for Preventing Exposure in the Workplace.
In February the class was revised, updated and is now available to present in a group format. In addition to essential information and best practices this course discusses administrative controls to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workplaces.
Brother Davis has agreed to introduce this important training online via Zoom, tentatively Thursday March 25th at 2:00pm.
Next week Assistant Business Agent Davis is teaching an IATSE Training Trust created class, Introduction to Basic Entertainment Safety.
Video conference 2:00pm-3:00pm Thursday 2/11.
THIS COURSE PROVIDES A GENERAL INTRODUCTION INTO THE WORLD OF WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY. IT EXPLAINS WHY WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY IS IMPORTANT, WHY INJURIES AND ILLNESSES OCCUR IN THE WORKPLACE, EFFECTIVE INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS, METHODS OF HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL, AND STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Class is exclusive to IATSE members and individuals who have worked under an IATSE contract that contributes to the TTF, Freeman AV for example.
City of Austin / Travis County has made available another relief program for households impacted by loss of work due to COVID-19. RISE 2.0 $2000 relief grants will be dispersed via a lottery to applicants who qualify.
This program is being periodically funded by the COA, last round of funding and applications was opened on August 19th, which may still have funds available, but is also somewhat first come first serve. There are income thresholds to qualify, and awards are decided via lottery.
Creative Workers Relief Grant
The Creative Worker Relief Grant is a direct result of advocacy on part of Austin’s Chapter of Soundgirls.org in partnership with IATSE Local 205 to earmark some of the CARES Act municipal funding for creative worker relief. It provides for up to a $2000 grant to cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19 loss of income from March 1st to August 17th. This program was definitely designed with live event professionals in mind, among many other disproportionately affected creative fields.
You can start/stop the application process at any time, so feel free to start it now so you can become familiar with the questions. The video webinar above and FAQ on their site are also excellent resources.
Additional eligibility questions can be fielded by: Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Email: Call: 512-588-9971
For application process technical support: Austin Better Business Bureau Email: Call: 512-318-2683
Awards are to be split. 50% of them are based on a weighted matrix of vulnerability. The other 50% are lottery based. They are NOT based on how quickly you get your application in.