Education & Training
The International Brotherhood assists local lodges by providing a variety of education and training services, by advising local lodges and International staff of education and training opportunities, and by working with lodges and staff to find education and training solutions to the problems they are experiencing.
Ongoing education and training programs include the following:
- annual Summer Training Institutes at the University of Wisconsin’s School for Workers
- steward training classes
- new officer training
- financial officer training.
In addition, the Industrial Sector Services Department will work directly with local lodges to identify training or design classes that address specific needs.
Learn more on this page. If you are interested in any of these programs, talk to your International rep or contact Tyler Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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