March 7, 2019 / Associated Builders and Contractors chapter partners
with Vincennes University for safety training
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Vincennes University and Associated
Builders and Contractors Indiana/Kentucky Chapter today announced a
partnership to train ABC members through Vincennes University’s
Business and Industry Workforce Development Safety Training program
beginning this month.
The partnership allows ABC members to receive focused training
in the areas of OSHA 10, 30, First Aid/CPR/AED, Confined Space, Fall
Protection, Scaffolding, Trenching/Soil Mechanics, Aerial Lift,
Forklift, Silica and Site Audits.
“This partnership will provide ABC with a broader offering of
safety services over the geographic expanse of two states,” said J.R.
Gaylor, president of ABC.
VU and ABC established an apprenticeship degree program for
construction trades in 2004. It is certified by the Federal Department
of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, and utilizes the globally
recognized construction curriculum provider National Center for
Construction Education and Research. With eight current VU/ABC
locations in Indiana, that four-year program allows students to
progress from an apprentice to journeyperson with the ultimate goal of
receiving journeyperson credentials on successful completion of the
program. Students may also earn a VU associate degree in
apprenticeship technology during their four-year apprenticeship experience.
The goal of the new Workforce Development Safety Training
program with ABC is to enhance efficiency by positively affecting
on-the-job safety, increasing productivity, and dramatically reducing
down-time, resulting in a safe, healthy, skilled, adaptive, and
“We are excited to develop and offer this program in
collaboration with our partners at ABC,” said VU President Chuck
Johnson. “This program will build on our long-standing apprenticeship
program in Indiana and VU’s history of developing programming that
meets employer-driven needs.”
The program, developed by VU in coordination with the Great
Lakes OSHA Education Center by direction from Associated Builders and
Contractors Inc., will be offered throughout Indiana and Kentucky.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and
additional sites such as Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Gibson County. A
leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers
instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states,
and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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