About the DISTRICT COUNCIL 16 STAR Program
In September of 2008 the combined leadership of your Union at District Council 16 and the associations of our various craft's employers set out to develop a reward based vehicle for the continuous growth of the craftsmen who make up our finishing trades workforce. Here, the STAR Program was born. A program dedicated to providing funding for the certification and continued education for our members. The STAR Program is committed to working with our partner, the District Council 16 Journeyman and Apprentice Training Program to upgrade its participants' talents in four invaluable facets: Trade Skills, Safety, Supervisory, and Survival Skills. This commitment is undertaken with a goal of integrating the principles of High Performance – High Value into the daily culture of every DC 16 worker.
THIS IS YOUR PROGRAM! The STAR program is paid for by contributions from each of you which were achieved through Collective Bargaining. This program is designed entirely for YOU. It exists to offer you real incentives to acquire the certifications, training, and tools that today's finishing trades mechanics require. It exists to enhance your ability to succeed in a competitive environment. All Training is Provided by the nationally recognized District Council 16 Journeyman and Apprentice Training Trust Fund.
When DC 16 workers are more productive, our DC 16 employers are more competitive. The more competitive your employer is, the greater share of their market they can compete in. The larger their market share, the more employment opportunities for you...the more secure your future becomes.
How do you get started? Your first step into this new environment will be “Survival of the Fittest” training. This mandatory training, authored by Mark Breslin, will explain to you the big picture of High Performance – High Value. The next class will be held on March 5, 2016 in Sacramento and the last chance to attend & qualify for the 2016 Event will be June 11, 2016 in Hayward. Class Schedules are available online and Brochures are also available at you Local Union. Classes fill up quickly so register early! Please Note: If you choose to be a Walk-in for a STAR's class and space is available, you must present your current LU Dues card for entry.
Because of the crucial importance of this class, you must complete the 8-hour “Survival of the Fittest” class during the first year you participate in order to be eligible for the STAR Awards program.
**SCT III UPDATE** Dates are now available for the Supervisor Certification Training Level III. Members that have completed Level I & Level II are eligible to enroll in Level III. Please see the website for available dates. Hayward classes begin at 7:00 AM and Sacramento classes begin at 8:00 AM.
You can register online. To register for classes, click on the link below. If you need help registering, you may call Monica or Lisa at 510-782-STAR. Se Habla Español.
Welcome again to your STAR PROGRAM. Please review the entire website for information which will help you toward a better future.