We strive to provide continuing teammate education, training, mentoring and regular review processes for all our employees. In addition to our general education efforts, we also:
- Provide apprenticeship programs for many skills including: Pipefitter, Craft Laborer, Millwright, Carpenter, Heavy Equipment Operator and Ironworker. Our apprenticeship programs are paid and require 3 to 5 years to complete.
- Provide in-house training via Summit University classes offered in a number of areas: trades certification (i.e. pipefitter, welder, hoisting), construction finance, OSHA 10 certification, wastewater treatment, estimating, building math, computing training (i.e. MS Office).
- Provide training for teammate advancement including a comprehensive Leadership and Management program.
- Provide a safety mentoring program where Teammates earn an Orange hardhat under the direction of a supervisor or foreman.
The mission of Summit University is to facilitate learning and improve individual, team and organizational performance. We believe that an investment in Teammate development is also an investment in the future of Summit Metal Fabricators. We are committed to supporting the professional and personal development of all Teammates, and empower our Teammates to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities through various opportunities offered by Summit Metal Fabricators.
In 2018, to further our commitment to the learning and development of our Teammates, Summit added a dedicated, in-house Training & Development Specialist to our team. See below for a sampling of past training opportunities presented through Summit University!
- Safety - Full range of Safety related training
- Grade and Layout
- Contract Law
- Time Management
- Project Management
- Surveying Auto Layout
- Negotiating to Win
- Management Courses
- Water/Wastewater process
- Blueprint Reading
- Construction Quality Management
- Financial Operations
- MS Office Programs
- Basic Control Systems
- Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Multiple Workshops
- FLIC Class
- Future Leaders courses
- Field Leaders courses
- Equipment Operator
- Form Carpenter
Summit University also provides intensified learning tracks across a wide range of trade disciplines and individualized Career Paths for Teammates interested in visualizing their future career opportunities within Methuen Construction.