We’re five years old today! On June 22, 2011, DADCO and I.A.T.S.E. signed the agreement to create the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund. The Trust was created to ensure that safety and skills training opportunities were available to all IATSE craftspeople and locals across the US and Canada. Today, the IATSE Training Trust Fund continues to promote industry-wide recognized standards for safety, skills, and craftsmanship in the entertainment and exhibition industries by:
- Providing training that improves existing skills, develops new skills, embraces technological change, and focuses on the safest way to perform the work of the crafts
- Supporting training opportunities to all employees working under the jurisdiction of the IATSE
- Developing state-of-the-art training tools, resources, and methods
We have grown by leaps and bounds in just five short years. The TTF has had the opportunity to work with so many of you and you have helped us become the organization that we are today. We attribute our rapid growth to the enthusiasm of participants for training, the engagement of locals who promote our programs, the continued growth in the number of signatory employers, and the commitment of the union to see the TTF succeed.
Our programs and course offerings have grown tremendously since our inception and we are excited to continue offering new training opportunities and support the needs of IATSE locals and employers throughout the US and Canada. It’s thanks to your participation and commitment to safety and training we are the success that we are today.