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Director/Manager of Training and Technical Support
Thomas Ferrante, Director, is Manager of Training and Technical Support for TSC Companies with more than 30 years in the construction industry, 22 years of which were dedicated to education and training.
Tom joined TSC more than 10 years ago as director of the company’s Training Academy. He was instrumental in the growth and development of TSCTA, a full-service training provider operating from a state-of-the-art training center in LIC NY. Under Tom’s leadership, TSCTA has trained thousands of individuals and companies.
Tom acts as quality review and assurance responsible to approve all IACET course material for final approval and meets with technical staff to review performances and provide direction for annual goals.
Prior to his tenure at TSC, Tom was Business Representative District Council No. 9. In this role, he was directly in charge of activity in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of TSC’s Long Island City office, including contract negotiations, handling fringe benefit shortages, and determining work assignments.
For more than 8 years, Tom was the Director of Apprenticeship and Training District Council No. 9 Joint Apprentice and Training Fund where he was responsible to provide a myriad of technical training programs including and health and safety classes to all 13,000 members. The program became a certifying agent for the state of New Jersey lead license program, EPA approved in New York State for lead training, as well as New York State approved for Asbestos licensing, and New York City approved for training on swing stage scaffolds.
He has certifications from nearly 20 educational seminars and has played a critical role on several committees including The New York State Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Council, an active member since March 2001. He was appointed by former Governor George Pataki to develop a comprehensive plan to eliminate lead poisoning in New York State. He participated on the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Curriculum Committee for 5 years.
Education: Some college
First job outside of construction safety: Painter
First job in construction safety or allied field: Safety Director Local Union 1486
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Training Director future Retire
How do you unwind from a busy day? Ride my Motorcycle
Favorite book or author: Patricia Cornwell
Favorite movie: Godfather
Last song you purchased/downloaded? Welcome me Love by Johnny Maestro
One word to describe your work environment: Hectic
Rules to live by in business: Live by your word
What is your dream job? I have it
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