SEIU Local 1 Training Center
Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes

Certified Residential Engineer's Training Program Registrations accepted May 8-31, 2017
Click here for more information
CRE Training Program FAQs
CRE Training Program Application Form
CRE Training Program Sample Sponsorship Letter

Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes

Class DateTimeDurationDescription
2-Year Apprenticeship Program Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Orientation is on July 9th, 10th or 11th6PM-10PM2-YearsComprehensive training covering all aspects of building maintenance. Graduates are awarded Journeyman’s Certificate from the US Department of Labor. Mandatory for all newly hired “A” level employees. Classes meet 1 night per week.
Health & Safety Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, July 16th, 17th or 18th6PM-10PM5 WeeksOSHA compliance, protective equipment, financial literacy and familiarizing yourself with your health benefits
Hand Tools and Power Tools Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, August 20th, 21st or 22nd6PM-10PM9 WeeksSafe and proper use of hand tools and power tools in the workplace.
Mathematics Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, October 23rd, 24th or 29th6PM-10PM6 WeeksBasic math for on-the-job application
Blueprint Reading Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, July 10th, 11th or 12th6PM-10PM7 WeeksHow to read, use and create blueprints
Plumbing Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, August 27th, 29th or 30th6PM-10PM8 WeeksPlumbing principles, repairs and preventive maintenance
Low-Pressure Boiler Systems Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, October 24th, 25th or 29th6PM-10PM8 WeeksIn-depth instruction on boiler operations
Water Treatment (1 Night Seminar) November 13th, 20th or 27th
Students choose 1 night to attend, Tuesdays
6PM-10PM1 NightWater Treatment for heating and cooling
Electricity Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, July 10th, 11th or 12th6PM-10PM13 WeeksBasic Electricity, Electrical Safety and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems.
*Required before you can take HVAC or Saturday Advanced Electricity Course.
Carpentry Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, October 9th, 10th or 11th6PM-10PM7 WeeksBasic repairs to walls, tile, windows, floors, etc.
Locks & Keys Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, July 9th, 11th or 12th6PM-10PM7 WeeksLocksmithing and key pinning
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & A/C) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, August 28th, 29th or 30th6PM-10PM13 WeeksComprehensive instruction in basic Air Conditioning principles as well as how to troubleshoot common A/C problems.
*Students must complete Electricity course before enrolling.


*These courses are FREE to SEIU Members under the ABOMA contract
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Basic Computers Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 9th6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 3 Weeks (6 total sessions)Using the computer, mouse and keyboard. Introduction to Microsoft Word and the internet
Advanced Computers Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 30th6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 3 Weeks (6 total sessions)Writing letters, creating a budget, setting up an e-mail account

English as a Second Language

Classes are taught in English, so we can accommodate a wide range of native languages (Spanish, Eastern European, Polish, etc.)
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
ESL Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 28th6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 12 Weeks (24 total sessions) 

Foreign Language

Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Learn Basic Spanish Wednesdays, August 29th6PM-9PM12 Weeks 
Leadership Skills Seminar  Thursday, November 8th12:30PM-4:30PM4 Hours*Leading by example, mentoring others and climbing the career ladder.
*Class is open to all Property Service Employees-Janitors, Engineers and Door Staff.


The following topics will be covered:
  • Orientation
  • Customer Service and Communication Skills
  • Basic Health and Safety
  • American Red Cross CPR
  • Fire Safety
  • Cleaning Standards and Expectations
  • Hard Floor Care Lecture
  • Hard Floor Care Hands-On Demonstration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning/Green Cleaning
  • Outdoor Maintenance and Landscaping
Courses are offered on 10 Consecutive Thursdays
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Day Classes Thursdays, July 12th & September 30th12:30PM – 4:30PM10 Weeks 
Night Classes Thursdays, July 12th & September 30th6:00PM – 10:00PM10 Weeks 


Students attend class for 6 consecutive Tuesdays.

Class DateTimeDurationDescription
ORIENTATION (AND 401K INFORMATION) Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksStudents will go over the current ABOMA contract with regards to pension, benefits, holidays, sick days, the new 401k plan option, etc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksLooking sharp on the job, interacting with residents, knowing your building and your neighborhood.
BUILDING EVACUATION Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksProper evacuation procedures in an emergency situation.
CRIME PREVENTION & ANTI-TERRORISM Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksObservation skills, making your building a hard target, keeping your building secure.
CUSTOMER SERVICE II Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksNew ideas on how Doormen can assist residents in their building and improve their level of service.
CPR & AED CERTIFICATION Tuesday, July 17th or August 28thDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksUp-to-date American Heart Association Certification

The order of these classes may change subject to instructor availability. Please call for dates if you are looking for one specific class.

To enroll, please fill out the attached registration form and fax it to (312) 226-1447


Class DateTimeDurationDescription
City of Chicago Stationary Engineers Exam – Preparation Course Wednesday, August 15th6PM10 Weeks10 week course on Wednesday nights to prepare students to pass the Licensing Exam. Exam will be given by the City of Chicago on Wednesday, October 24th. Must be one of the following to enroll:
  • Head Engineer / Assistant EngineerGraduate of the 2-year Apprenticeship Program
City of Chicago – Fire Safety Director’s Course and Examination Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
July 25th, 26th, 27th
12:00PM-4:00PM3 Days3 day course to become a certified Fire Safety Director
  • Must attend all 3 days and pass exam to become certified
  • $500 fee to the City of Chicago
Certified Swimming Pool Operators Course and Examination Wednesday & Thursday, August 8th & 9th8:00AM-4:00PM2 DaysInstructor: Deborah Todner, Aquapure
2 day course to receive CPO designation though the National Swimming Pool Foundation
*$150 Fee Applies
The SEIU Local 1 Training Center is located at 120 S. Sangamon in the West Loop. Please call 312.226.1444 for more information.