First, I would like to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and prosperous New Year! Our Apprentices, Instructors, and Signatories have once again adopted a Long Island Family in need for the Holidays. I would like to personally thank everyone that did contribute to making a family in need feel the love from their neighbors at this most joyous time of year. Their contributions not only put toys under the tree (from Santa of course) but also provide some of the basic items like hats, gloves and a warm winter coat. It also provided a Christmas dinner fit for a king.

The United Service Workers Local 355 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center has recently been authorized by the New York City Department Of Building to teach the 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User course and refresher. This course will be offered to our apprentices as well as our signatories in late January. Check your emails for dates.

The United Service Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center will be opening enrollment in early February in our Sprinkler program and our Sheet Metal program. Open in enrollment will be for two weeks, so watch our website for dates. And you can always call the Training Center for information—(631) 589-5880.

Brian Keating
JATC Director