The Central Gulf Industrial Alliance has awarded its gold level of recognition to the Maritime Training Center’s pipefitter program. This is a step above last year’s silver level endorsement.
The CGIA Endorsement Program involves industry subject matter experts who evaluate the program’s curriculum, training standards, safety standards, facilities, etc., to determine if the program meets industry standards to earn an endorsement at the gold, silver, or bronze level.
Receiving a gold level endorsement certifies that a company is operating at a level that will highly satisfy any local industry employer’s requirements, should they decide to hire someone from that program. To date, 34 programs have been reviewed and only seven have received a gold level endorsement.
CGIA a regional alliance composed of 41 industrial employers and nine training organizations. CGIA’s focus is to provide industry performance in the areas of workforce development, work safety, quality, and productivity.