ASA of TN in partnership with the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT), the State Department of Labor and Workforce and other state government agencies had another great signing day event for the HVAC Apprenticeship Programs at the TCAT Nashville Campus. This exciting development follows the Electrical Apprenticeship Program which began in September. With this model now in operation, ASA of TN, working with TCAT and state government officials will move together in efforts to ensure funding from state government resources. We are pleased to have the commitment of state officials to make every effort to grow the electrical and HVAC programs statewide while we continue to work toward apprenticeship opportunities in more of our construction trades. Fully funded state-wide apprenticeship programs will help grow our skilled labor force in Tennessee to meet the demands of our booming economy and construction industry. Growing the apprenticeship program in Tennessee has the potential of saving businesses thousands of dollars in training costs which could be redirected to other areas such as expanding production, growing jobs and increasing salaries and benefits for employees.
ASA of TN continues to work for changes in our state law to ensure fair business practices and prompt payment throughout our construction industry. Our initial efforts have evolved into and an exciting coalition of construction industry associations coming together to update and strengthen Tennessee’s Prompt Pay Act. As we near the upcoming session of the Tennessee General Assembly, it is imperative you consider joining our cause to make changes in state law to provide better legal procedures and tools to ensure your company receives prompt payment for work performed.
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Construction Industry coalition representatives continue negotiations to finalize the language for our proposed changed to state law. As we work toward passage in the upcoming legislative session, we need your support to get our bill through the General Assembly. Bring your voice to the effort by joining ASA of TN now.
SAVE THE DATE!
ASA of TN will have a full membership meeting with breakfast in Nashville to kick off the New Year January 9, 2020
Senator Jack Johnson and Representative Ron Gant will be there to update us on the legislation we have been working on for the past year addressing issues such as improved payment rights, right to stop work for nonpayment and lien rights. Get this important event on your calendar now!
Watch for more information and invitation coming soon.