Assistant Secretary Visits Training Center

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Carl Artman, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs visited our training center to see the students in action. While here he was presented an Honorary membership to the Ironworkers International.

Assistant Secretary Carl Artman  visited this training center in September to present us with funds to purchase new training equipment. While here he was able to see the skills and confidence the students have aquired. We are thankful for the many graduates who gave up a days pay to come and give their support for this program. Graduates came from as far away as Seattle and Omaha to attest that this program works. Eric Dean (Ironworker's General Organizer) presented Mr Artman with an Ironworkers Membership. Also attending were Robert Middleton (Director of Indian Energy and Economic Development) who was a great help in securing the funds for new equipment and Jody Garrison from the same office who works with this program and puts up with us year round. Coming from Washington, DC to Tour our training center and help us upgrade our equipment shows the ongoing partnership between the Bureau of Indian affairs and the  National Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians.

Mr. Artman and Mr. Middleton
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Talking with a Graduate of the Program

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Assistant Secretary Artman watching students tie knots

Mr. Artman receiving Honorary Membership
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The new Ironworker
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Robert Middleton (below) showing his skills in rigging made it possibe for this program to replace its training equipment.

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Ironworker John Keen, Director Russ Gschwind and Assistant Secretary Carl Artman

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Jody Garrison (Manpower Development Specialist) and Instructor/Counselor James Stanley.

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Students installing a stair