LIFE SKILLS / SOFT SKILLS
Definition of Life Skills: Abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
Definition of Soft Skills: The ability to network with self and others in a manner conducive to bring about harmony and agreement, while navigating through life.
The purpose of the Life Skills / Soft Skills session is to bring about a positive adjustment to the participants' work ethics and habits. This portion of URMAP training will transition the participant into long term employment stability.Life Skills / Soft Skills is uniquely designed to address day-to-day barriers that keep participants from employment placement, advancement and job retention. The intensive structure of the Life Skills / Soft Skills sessions provide an opportunity to develop appropriate case plan needs around each individual, while evaluating the overall effectiveness of the sessions for the group as a whole.
MATH & BLUE PRINT READING
The URMAP program utilizes an approach to training that builds the capacity of each participant. The structure of the curriculum includes training provided by our partner, Richland Community College, through a unique math course with algebra components and a blue print reading class designed to assist participants in understanding various perspectives of construction. Components of each class are as follows:
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)
This portion of the URMAP training curriculum includes OSHA safety training. This class is taught by a Union Certified OSHA Instructor. Examples of basic components for this session are as follows:
OJT is another unique aspect of the curriculum. This session allows each participant to gain applicable
"hands-on" construction experience. Participants work with various crafts in order to expand their knowledge base and technical skill, as well as networking with specific trade business agents, training directors and past URMAP participants. OJT allows each participant to gain applicable "hands-on" experience in different Union trades.
programs are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with breathing and cardiac skills that can save a life.