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Cajun’s employees and suppliers contribute significantly to our overarching goal of providing clients with quality services at competitive costs. Discover how working with Cajun will help you realize your full potential while helping others achieve theirs.

Workforce Development, Education & Training

Workforce Development, Education & Training at Cajun Industries, LLC is a critical human capital system. Our programs identify future needs, develop a productive workforce, observe the competencies and skill levels of employees, and determine both proficiency and skill gap. Cajun is dedicated to providing employees with the necessary training to ensure our company remains a safe and productive workplace. Training is essential to Cajun’s safety culture and employee development. All employees at Cajun, from field craft to executive management, benefit from our workforce development programs.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) School Information

ABC Bayou New Orleans – Carpentry, Pipefitter and Welding ($225* includes Core)

ABC Pelican Baton Rouge – Carpentry, Pipefitter, Welding, Millwright, Heavy ($200* 12 week Core and upon completion can self-enroll into craft training)
Safety Course (CSST) – ($800* requires 3 years of experience)
Specialty Course – Print Reading, Estimating, Planning and Scheduling ($600*)

ABC Pelican SW Lake Charles – Carpentry, Pipefitter, Welding, Heavy Equipment, Equipment, Mobile Crane and Specialty Mobile Crane and Safety ($140* 12 week Core and upon completion can self-enroll into craft training)

ABC Greater Houston – Carpentry, Pipefitter, Welding, Rigging, Millwright, and Boilermaker ($150*) and 12 week Core ($100*)

ABC Texas Mid-Coast – Project Sup. ($500*) and Safety Course ($999*)

ABC Texas Gulf Coast – Rigger Review ($275*), Mobile Crane Review ($375*), and CSST ($500*)

*All payments are accepted by Money Order only and are due at time of enrollment.

For information on other ABC chapters visit the ABC National website here.

To apply for craft training:
  1. Pick a Training Center.
  2. Submit supervisor approved training application and money order to field support.
  3. Workforce Development collects applications & payment and enrolls students during contractor enrollment period.  Priority is given to currently enrolled students.
  4. Upon completion of training, all student will receive and be identified on the jobsite with a GREEN NCCER Hard Hat Sticker.

****CLASSES FILL QUICKLY PLEASE HAVE ALL PAPERWORK AND PAYMENTS READY TO GO****

Cajun Supervisory Training

Training is an essential part of Cajun’s safety culture and employee development.

Cajun’s comprehensive training program begins at orientation and examines 23 topics ensuring new employees understand Cajun’s policies and procedures, any hazards he/she might be exposed to, and how to prevent those hazards prior to beginning work. Topics of discussion include safety, professional, competent person, and management. Cajun employees also receive appropriate site-specific orientation and training.

Cajun employees can view the training manual on the Cajun intranet under Forms/Library; Training; Training Manual 2016.

If you have questions or would like more information about craft, Cajun, or NCCER training contact Cajun’s Workforce Development Manager, Chris Newton at chris.newton@cajunusa.com.

Cajun Craft Assessment Procedures

The National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) evaluates journey-level knowledge and skills of experienced craft professionals and provides a training prescription to upgrade training. Not only does the NCACP provide contractors with an effective tool to evaluate the skills and productivity of their workforce, it allows owners to achieve higher quality construction with increased cost-effectiveness.

Certifications of an individual’s qualifications are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry. Credentials include certified, performance verified, and certified plus. These industry credentials give employers confidence in the craft professional’s skill, knowledge, and desire for continuous improvement.

NCCER assessments and certification are based on its curriculum. The assessments are available for journey-level craftsmen. The written assessment tests the individual’s knowledge of the specific craft area and when necessary offers a recommendation for upgraded training.

NCCER Craft Skill Certification Levels:

Journeyman: Any employee that has met the DOL years in profession for the craft and has passed the written NCCER test or Knowledge Verified (KV).

Certified Plus: Any employee that has attained NCCER KV and has passed the practical NCCER test or Performance Verified (PV).

Costs:
  • Craft $26.50 per assessment
  • Spanish $30
  • Mobile Crane $99
  • Scheduling Assessment
Procedures:
  • Division will coordinate with Construction Support to schedule assessment dates. Division will complete the Skill Assessment Program Scheduling Form with a Purchase Order # and submit.
  • CSS will order assessment and assign to candidate.
  • CSS will set up testing room per NCCER requirements and monitor.
  • CSS will provide registration and release for each candidate to be filed.
  • CSS will administer assessment and score will be provided to candidate.
  • CSS will PV profile and copy provided to division for training prescription.
Retesting (according to NCCER Testing Policy):
  • Participants scoring within 10 points of the cut score may re-take the assessment after 48 hours.
  • Participants scoring more than 10 points below the cut score may re-take the assessment after 30 days.
  • Participants who need to retake after the second attempt must wait 90 days.
  • Participants who have taken the assessment 4 times must wait 1 full year to re-test.
Upgrade training

This training is designed for those employees that have taken the NCCER Written Assessment but did not achieve a passing score. Missed module training is provided. Upgrade training is available through Construction Support Services and scheduled by division or at ABC Pelican.

Craft Professional Helmet Sticker Program:

Employees that pass the NCCER Written Assessment or Performance Assessment in their craft will receive the following NCCER logo Helmet Sticker to identify them as craft professionals on the job site:

  • Blue for those employees that passed an assessment and referred to as “Certified”.
  • Silver for those employees that have completed both the KV and PV Assessment and referred to as “Certified Plus”.

Thank you for your interest in working with Cajun.

We procure a wide range of products, commodities and services to support our diverse construction efforts. At Cajun, we recognize the importance of our vendors and subcontractors in those efforts, and we work to cultivate relationships that are mutually beneficial.

Cajun understands the hardships facing new businesses as they build both their capacity and their customer base. Consequently, we strive to ensure that small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business and women-owned small business concerns have an equitable opportunity to compete for subcontracts. We encourage such entities to contact us with questions regarding ongoing or upcoming projects.