Education & Training with Local 26
At Local 26, we take pride in providing highly skilled professionals for every aspect of a production. As such, we offer an ongoing series of training courses and seminars to our members and referents on a wide variety of topics. These classes provide our workers with the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills as well as keeping existing knowledge and skills up to date. Class size is determined on a per-class basis, and location is determined by what subject matter will be covered and what equipment is required. All classes are subject to change. Classes are free to members – non-members may be charged a minimal fee. Some classes may be recorded.
In addition to in-person classes, Local 26 also keeps a small collection of reference materials and books available for our members and referents to borrow. A deposit may be required upon checkout.
Also of note, The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund (a partnership between the IATSE and Signatory Employers) provides training opportunities for IATSE workers to achieve and maintain the skills, ability, and knowledge necessary to keep abreast of new technologies and ensure our workers are the best qualified.
The TTF not only offers a series of its own courses, but has also partnered with LinkedIn Learning and Avixa.com to provide online courses to all IATSE workers covered under a collective bargaining agreement.
Scroll down for more information on training and education opportunities available to our members and referents.
IATSE Safety Resources
Training is obviously essential for learning new skills, honing current skills, and adapting to new technology. But safety is important for everyone regardless of skill level, position, or any other factor. The Training Trust Fund has put together a list of Safety Mobile Apps along with their cost (if any).
Per TTF: The resources contained here are not to be considered an endorsement or recommendation of listed services. We are presenting information to be shared as it is presented to us. The IATSE TTF makes no guarantee, nor do we warranty as to, and assume no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of the information and/or training materials accessed through listed resources.
Local 26 and the Education and Safety committee remind you a skilled (and safe!) Local is a strong Local!