How we use this skill
- learning as part of regular work activity
- learning from co-workers
- accessing training offered in the workplace or off-site
It’s never too late to learn
Carl has a wealth of experience after more than four decades of employment as an ironworker. That’s why some were surprised when he jumped at the opportunity to take optional certification training when ironwork became a recognized trade.
Carl took the training because of his desire to know the logic behind the procedures and safety precautions he had come to rely on through experience. As a foreman, Carl is responsible for devising the easiest, most efficient way to get the job done. But, he states, “Before the certification training, I wasn’t always able to explain to my crew why it was the best way to do it, I just knew. Now I can explain it and that will help them to make those decisions themselves next time.”