|Dunkin & Bush Craft Training|
In 1999, Dunkin & Bush teamed up with The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to provide a nationally recognized and accredited craft training program to its employees. NCCER is a non-profit educational foundation serving the construction and maintenance industries. The NCCER is responsible for the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of The Contren Learning Series Curricula and National Craft Assessment and Certification Program. The NCCER Contren™ Industrial Painting Learning Series is a standardized construction, maintenance, and pipeline curriculum that utilizes a competency-based modular program that includes written and performance evaluations.
NCCER's Contren™ Learning Series is taught nationwide by accredited sponsors which include construction companies, national trade associations, secondary and post-secondary schools. The curriculum used meets or exceeds Apprenticeship, Training, Employer, and Labor Services (ATELS) requirements (formerly BAT) OF 144 classroom hours.
DOT Operator Qualification OQ Compliant
Dunkin & Bush has joined the National Council
of Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
and VeriForce to comply with the new DOT
Operator Qualifications [OQ] requirements.
The Operator Qualification Rule is part
of 49CFR Part 192 (subpart N) and 49CFR
Part 195 (subpart G) under the Department
of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety.
This rule requires pipeline operators to
develop and maintain a written qualification
program for individuals performing covered
tasks on pipeline facilities. Although not
required until October 28th Dunkin & Bush
set out in early 2002 to become a national
forerunner in providing its pipeline customers
with Operator Qualified workers. By June
of 2002, Dunkin & Bush had the majority
of its pipeline workforce qualified and
was submitting OQ reports through ISNetworld
to its pipeline customers. The company currently
has seven Veriforce Evaluators, and eight
Trainer/Evaluators and its own Master Trainer
with the National Council for Construction
Education and Research on staff to Train,
Assess and Evaluate employees.