California Politics and Industry News
On May 31, 2018, CAL SMACNA member Bob Tuck, testified in front of the California Public Utilities Commission regarding Workforce Standards. Watch the video below!
2018 Guilfoy Award Winner (Architectural), CMF Inc., was featured in the May issue of SMACNews.
On Tuesday May 15, 2018, the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency sent out the following press release: California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David M. Lanier today announced that there are nearly 82,000 active apprentices in California – the highest number in the 79-year history of formal apprenticeship job training in the state.
Check out this video of Cal Poly’s HVAC&R Students talking about their program.
At CAL SMACNA’s 52nd Annual Convention’s President Luncheon, Angie Simon, President of Western Allied Mechanical, Inc., received the 2018 Ed Banks Memorial Award for Contractor of the Year.
Assembly Member Catharine Baker Introduces Assembly Resolution to Memorialize “Women in Construction Week”
Assembly Member Catharine Baker has introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 182 to memorialize “Women in Construction Week”. The measure would recognize the week of March 4, 2018 through March 10, 2018 as Women in Construction Week in order to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry.
On Tuesday March 20, 2018, CAL SMACNA and its partners in the GetREAL coalition held a press conference at Rosemont High School to continue the push for full state support of Career Technical Education in grades 7-12, to view full coverage of the event Click Here.
On February 5th CAL SMACNA kicked-off its 12th ‘Day at the Capitol’ (DAC). 42 CAL SMACNA members traveled to Sacramento with their families, to meet with their Legislative Members and discuss issues important to CAL SMACNA. On Monday evening CAL SMACNA Members attended a Reception with Legislators.
David Lawson of Lawson Mechanical Contractors
CAL SMACNA congratulates Sean O’Donoghue, Executive Vice President of the SMACNA Bay Area chapter, on being recognized as the Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 74th Annual Convention.
CAL SMACNA congratulates Milt Goodman on being named the SMACNA Contractor of the Year during the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 74th Annual Convention.
CAL SMACNA Testifies at Joint Legislative Committee Hearing for CTE Funding.
EdSource published an article that shows registered voters believe "California's public schools should be doing much more to prepare students who don't go to college to enter the workforce". CLICK HERE to view the article.
Last week the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a multi-day workshop to develop revisions to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24. This pre-rulemaking workshop is part of a public process that precedes a formal regulatory adoption in early 2018 with an effective date of January 1, 2020.
GetREAL, a coalition of business, labor and educators who believe California schools should provide a balanced education combining academic studies and industry-relevant career technical education (CTE), applauds the California Assembly for holding a Joint Informational hearing to discuss the future of high school CTE in Buena Park on Monday, October 2.