SMCA Members Take Bias and Belonging Training

SMACNA National staff engage Philadelphia-based SMACNA Contractors in BE4ALL program designed to help increase awareness of personal bias and promote a safer workforce, and reduce harassment and discrimination.

Staff members from SMACNA National traveled to the Philadelphia area to hold a BE4ALL Bias and Belonging training, which included a harassment and discrimination component. In attendance were member contractors from the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity (SMCA). During the training, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the obligations and roles of supervisors in preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace before delving into bias. Contractors learned more about spotting and understanding their biases and how they might adversely impact their company’s workplace culture. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in robust dialogue with SMACNA National staff members and each other to understand the nature of harassment, discrimination, and their own biases. Additionally, they learned techniques that promote a workplace where all feel safe and have a sense of belonging.

As the workforce continues to evolve, SMACNA, through BE4ALL, is looking to help SMACNA members understand what they can do to attract the highest-skilled workforce, regardless of background. Click here to learn more about BE4ALL and how it can positively impact your workplace.