Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), a Verisk Analytics business, has invested $3,500 in the ICC High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP) after hearing Program Liaison Jim Elwood present on the program during this year's ICC Annual Conference.
With the construction industry struggling to find skilled workers, code professionals are stepping forward and demonstrating their commitment to training the next generation of building and code officials.
The ICC High School Technical Training Program is a flexible program that demonstrates hands-on construction techniques and helps to prepare a code-knowledgeable workforce that is ready to enter the construction profession and inspection professions directly out of school. With code training, students will have an advantage for advancement in their selected profession and are aware of careers as code professionals. Certificates of Achievement (COA) are issued to students who complete the program as recognition of proficiency.
The ICC program helps to alleviate some of the concerns that organizations such as ISO have regarding a healthy pipeline of skilled craft workers on worksites in an industry rapidly expanding and moving forward.