Education & Training

Valuable contractor training and professional development programs help our members stay at the top of the industry. OMS offers members various construction related educational programs and seminars sponsored through a cooperative labor education and development program in conjunction with local colleges, technical colleges and national industry associations. Specific educational offerings through OMS include scholarship programs, discounted educational opportunities, industry newsletter, annual education reimbursement, involvement in welding programs.

In addition to educational and safety seminars, specific information is periodically distributed to assist in attaining federal compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). OSHA provides information on employers’ training requirements and offers resources such as free publications, videos and other assistance to help employers protect workers against injuries and illnesses. We have programming suitable for every level of management, from the top down.

If you’re interested in hands-on training opportunities and apprenticeships, email

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) are top agenda items for building an inclusive construction industry. As labor relations professionals, our team brings exceptional interpersonal communication skills, deep understanding of cultural diversity and inclusion issues and the focus you need to successfully navigate negotiations and other labor-management interactions. Our education funds and apprenticeship programs offer training and mentoring opportunities to support female- and minority-owned contractors. We also partner with union labor to promote careers in the construction trades and apprenticeships among diverse populations. 

You can build a stronger company culture and a more engaged workforce while protecting your business and your employees, and OMS is here to help you do just that. Contact us to find out more.

Celebrating the differences in who we are, what we’ve done and what we believe does not erase the values and the culture we share in the workplace – it makes it better.