Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) announced today that the Construction Users Roundtable ® (CURT) has honored Fluor's U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center with its 2016 Workforce Development Award. Fluor received the award at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in New Orleans last night. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161108005887/en/
A student in the classroom at Fluor's U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center (Photo: Business Wire)Located in Pasadena, Texas, the recently opened U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center offers tuition-free, pre-employment training in the welding, electrical, instrumentation, millwright and pipefitting disciplines. With an intensive, NCCER-certified curriculum that combines classroom with hands-on training, the center trains more than 300 students annually. Upon graduation, students are equipped with industry-recognized certifications and can embark on careers in the construction industry. "We are honored that CURT has recognized our commitment to investing in and developing the craft workforce of the future," said Mark Landry, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Fluor. "Since the 1960s, Fluor has led craft training in the industries we serve. Through the U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center, after-hours training at our job sites and our supervisory training, we provide a comprehensive approach to training at every stage of a craft professional's career." "Skilled craft professionals are in high demand throughout the United States," said Jim Hanna, vice president of craft services and industrial relations for Fluor. "The U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center creates new opportunities for individuals to embark on these rewarding careers and Fluor is proud to be building and strengthening the pipeline of skilled craft professionals."