PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES for THE IATSE WORKFORCE
The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund is the result of a partnership between the IATSE and Signatory Employers. The IATSE Training Trust Fund facilitates training opportunities for IATSE workers to achieve and maintain the skills, ability, and knowledge necessary to meet the ever changing technologies in the entertainment and exhibition industries.
The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund envisions a workforce with the highest level of training in skills, safety, and craftsmanship, available across the IATSE jurisdiction.
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
The IATSE Training Trust Fund was created to advance the skills and safety of IATSE workers. The IATSE Craft Advancement Program Committee (ICAP) was formed shortly after the IATSE 66th Quadrennial Convention to establish best practices in safety and skills training. Out of the work and foresight of this committee, the Training Trust Fund started to take shape.
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, an ERISA and Taft Hartley Labor Management Training Fund. This date marks the birth of the IATSE Training Trust Fund. The TTF is a 501(c)(9) tax exempt organization.