Construction Career Collaborative (C3) Accreditation
Chamberlin was recently accredited as a C3 contractor. C3 is an alliance of socially responsible owners, contractors, and specialty contractors created to positively address the issues facing the craft worker. By creating “owner demand” of the requirements needed for growing and maintaining a qualified workforce, C3 serves as the platform for commercial and institutional building owners, educational institutions, commercial construction firms and affiliated organizations to establish and enforce standards in skills and safety training. Our accreditation and support of C3 demonstrates our belief in the group’s very important mission and guiding principles.
Owner demand for skilled craft workers on all commercial projects will necessitate that employers ensure all employees meet the standards of an “hourly employee” and that they have achieved the required training. C3 works with certified training organizations (i.e. high schools, community and junior colleges and trade associations) to ensure that necessary and required training is available for all who need or wish to attend.
Accredited employers of C3 adhere to the following principles:
- Commit to craft training by participating in and supporting industry programs that lead to portable credentials for the craft worker.
- Require construction industry safety training standards for the workforce.
- Promote worker security by paying unemployment taxes; providing workers’ compensation insurance; and contributing to social security.
- Pay by the hour with applicable overtime in lieu of piecework payment.
For more about C3, visit www.constructioncareercollaborative.com.