What is the Training Contributor Agreement?
The Training Contributor Agreement is a partnership between industry and the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF). The partnership fosters a commitment to a safe and knowledgeable workforce through training and education. Partners pledge their commitment to a safe, skilled and knowledgeable craft workforce by agreeing to participate as a CMEF Training Contributor. Training Contributors are progressive leaders of the industry who agree to commit a minimum of $.06 per jobsite work hour to support community based craft training and workforce development programs, provided through CMEF. Download the Agreement.
Who is CMEF?
The mission of CMEF is to develop and administer cost effective training, skills assessments, and other workforce development programs that will increase the quality and availability of construction and maintenance employees, communicate career opportunities, promote a positive image for the industry, and satisfy the needs of Owners, Contractors, and their employees in the Greater Houston area.
How are Training Contributor Funds Spent?
The Training Contributor cents per work-hour funds are used to provide deeply discounted training opportunities for crafts professionals. As a Training Contributor Partner, Contributors experience greater training discounts, wider training availability, and customized training solutions, while helping build a stable pipeline of skilled and educated craft professionals. Training Contributors and their employees can experience more than 85%* savings on semester based training through the agreement. Funds from the Training Contributor Agreement are also applied towards workforce development initiatives such as the CMEF High School Outreach program.
How are Students Eligible for Training Contributor Programs?
Employees of Training Contributor Agreement Partners are eligible to receive training benefits. Training Contributor Partners designate an Authorized Representative from within the organization who is responsible for authorizing the employees’ participation in a class offering. Employees who recently experienced a Reduction of Force (ROF) are also eligible for Training Contributor discounts with the permission of the Authorized Representative. To learn more about the CMEF Training Contributor program, please contact Michael Richter at 281-478-3900.
Current Training Contributor Partners
|Level 1||Level 2|
Contech Control Services
Craig & Heidt, Inc.
ISC Constructors, LLC
Performance Contractors, Inc.
|Austin Industrial, Inc.
Blanchard Industrial, LLC
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
Brock Services, LTD
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Excel Contractors, Inc.
Excel Maintenance Serv.
The Wood Group
Pala Interstate LLC
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Technical Automation Services, Co
Signature Industrial Services, LLC
Universal Plant Services, Inc
TRIAD Electric & Controls
Turner Industries Group, LLC
Wolfsenson Electric, Inc.
Training Contributor Level One partners pay six cents per work-hour regardless of reimbursement from Owner entity. Training Contributor Level Two partners pay six cents per work-hour when reimbursed by Owner entity.