Stagehands Local 2 Journeymen & Apprentice Training Fund

Stagehands Local 2 deals with unique challenges in developing and maintaining skill sets necessary to perform our work in a safe and efficient manner. Our industry requires us to operate cutting edge technologies in every facet of our craft and the diversity and depth of skills we must possess in order to be effective is well beyond that of most other trades.

The changes from analogue to digital audio, conventional to intelligent lighting, static scenery to automation and the growing use of motorized and computer driven rigging demanded a rigorous program to train new stagehands and allow current members to maintain and upgrade their skills.

In 2008 Local 2 founded the Stagehands Local 2 Journeymen & Apprentice Training Fund or JATF. The JATF is a multi-employer trust that is jointly managed by a board composed of employer and union trustees. The JATF has a curriculum which has led to over 120 ETCP Certifications in Electric, Arena and Theatre Rigging. The JATF has also hosted classes which have led to over 85 OSHA Certifications and 100’s of personnel lift licenses and scaffolding certifications. Additional courses include training on the latest audio and lighting consoles along with workshops on virtually every discipline in our craft.

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