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.
Additionally, 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 Training Trust Fund not only offers a series of its own courses, but has also partnered with Lynda.com and Avixa.com to provide online courses to all IATSE workers.
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