IMPACT Cultivates the Next Generation of Ironworkers at Washington Event

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The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) will engage young and old alike with their booth at “The Big Build,” a hands-on construction festival at the National Building Museum.

The Big Build will be held Sept. 22 at the National Building Museum in Washington.

Union ironworking offers young people a challenging, satisfying and financially rewarding career that allows them to build and create.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) will be among those in the construction trades transforming the National Building Museum in Washington into a mecca for those who have ever dreamed of building something…anything. From 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, this kid-oriented festival will bring together craftsmen and tradespeople from different disciplines, demonstrating their skills and giving opportunities for both the young and young-at-heart to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

From building roller coasters to erecting skyscrapers, IMPACT’s booth will aim to educate guests on what it means to be an Ironworker.

“Union ironworking offers young people a challenging, satisfying and financially rewarding career that allows them to build and create,” said IMPACT CEO Kevin Hilton. “They receive first class education and hands-on training, with opportunities for advancement that are virtually unlimited. The Big Build helps us highlight these incredible opportunities.”

IMPACT is committed to advancing public awareness of the union ironworking industry, is a supporter of programs like Future Farmers of America (FFA) and SkillsUSA and routinely exhibits at job fairs and shows aimed at introducing young people to the construction industry.

About IMPACT (http://www.impact-net.org):
The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) is an independent labor-management partnership designed to create work opportunities in the North American ironworking industry. Our primary mission is to provide a forum for Ironworkers and signatory contractors to discuss effective strategies to expand job opportunities through innovative labor-management cooperative programs. IMPACT provides expertise in training, construction certifications, marketing, construction project tracking and bidding, insurance and Davis-Bacon compliance efforts. IMPACT also administers a world-class substance abuse program to ensure that Ironworkers are safe, drug-free and ready to work.

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