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Utah Career Center Top Apprentices Compete In Regional Contest & Upcoming Orbital Welding Courses

men working on an orbital welding machine

The winners of the Utah Career Center Apprentice Contest competed at a regional competition, with Jesse Breinholt of Mechanical Service and Systems turning in an impressive performance and placing 2nd overall in Region 5 among HVAC techs. The UMCA would like to congratulate the apprentices that competed and represented the Utah Career Center at the […]

Utah Career Center Celebrates Apprentice Accomplishments

Things at the Utah Career Center were in full swing for the month of May with Apprentice Graduation and the Annual Apprentice Contest. On Saturday, May 18, 2018 the Utah Career Center held an apprentice skill contest that determined the apprentices that will represent the UA Local 140 at the Regional Apprentice Contest. The competition […]

When You’ve Reached an Impasse in Your Meetings

Teams argue. Stalemates happen. What distinguishes effective groups from all the others is that they do not avoid difficult conversations, and disagreements don’t wreak havoc on their relationships. I remember a French engineer once told me about his team: “We argue like heck and then we go have a beer.” But what happens when you can’t […]

Register Today For May CE Course: The Art Of Conflict Management

Join us for The Art of Conflict Management, presented by Michael Geraghty, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12PM – 4:30PM. Register today for the Final CE Course of the 2019 Spring Education Series. In this highly interactive seminar attendees will explore various conflict management skills that have been demonstrated to work during this age […]

Patrick Lynch Successfully Completes Term as WSC Chairman

D. Patrick Lynch, CCI Mechanical, recently completed his term as Western Mechanical Conference Chairman following the successful completion of their annual meeting in early April. The meeting was held in Santa Barbara, California, and hosted labor and management leaders from across the Western States and Canada. The Western Mechanical Labor Management Conference was founded in […]

Utah Women In Trades Conference Generates High Interest in the Trades

The UMCA, Utah Career Center, and the UA Local 140 recently participated in the first ever Utah Women in Trades Conference held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Utah Celebration Center in West Valley Utah. The free career recruitment event organized and executed by the Utah AFL-CIO reached full attendance and featured presentations from […]

Annual Apprenticeship Contest Set For May

The Utah Career Center will be hosting the Annual Apprenticeship contest on Saturday, May 18 at the Utah Career Center. This competition is open to all 3rd to 5th year apprentices. The winner of the competition will represent the Utah Career Center at the District Regional Contest. All apprentices interested in participating must contact Will […]