International Training Institute, Copper Development Association provide training  Detroit—The International Training Institute (ITI), the education arm of the unionized sheet metal and air conditioning industry, and the Copper Development Association (CDA) recently facilitated a soldering certification class for members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 in Detroit. The class, heavily requested by local contractors, certified Read more

Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To address the shortage of skilled laborers, the Copper Development Association (CDA) sponsored the copper piping portion of the annual the United Association (UA) Competition and Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Read more

New York — Coming home from war can produce feelings of excitement: reconnecting with family, going out on weekends with friends and settling into a “normal” 9 to 5 job. All of these desires can seem achievable, that is until countless job applications go unanswered. According to Bureau of Labor statistics from 2014, 36 percent Read more

New York — The Copper Development Association’s (CDA) popular Copper Tube Handbook app has moved platforms and must be downloaded again from the Apple App Store in order for users to continue to receive updates. The current version users have on their smartphones and iPads is obsolete and must be deleted. The app is available Read more

New York — Using his comprehensive knowledge of the environmental impacts on copper when used for engineering infrastructure, buildings, machines, and components, Jim Michel, Technical Manager at the Copper Development Association (CDA), serves as one of the latest authors of the textbook, Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials, published by CRC Press. Available Read more