It was identified early that the project would be challenged in having sufficient skilled rebar installation personnel. A rebar traning program was developed where individuals could develop the skills that not only the project needed, but skills that will set them up for future opportunities.
KKC, our GBS contractor, partnered with the Ironworkers union to offer a rebar training program customized to meet the labour needs of Hebron. The first class of about 85 people, including 12 women, began in early February 2013.
Of the people who participated in the training, about 110 went on to apply their skills to build a portion of the GBS.