Come caucus with us in Iowa

Join us in Des Moines for the ICD Learning Summit ... and who knows, maybe you'll bump into a Democratic Presidential candidate while you're in town!

The days are flying by, summer is coming to an end, kids are heading back to school, and the hotel deadline for Des Moines is quickly approaching.

Don't miss out on the final Learning Summit opportunity of the year. The deadline to reserve your room at Renaissance Savery Hotel is Sept. 2. After that all rooms will be released from the block.

You can register for the Summit and reserve your hotel room .

We had quite the event in Pittsburgh in June and look forward to doing it again. Below is the tentative agenda so you can have a sneak peak at what will be going on.

See you there!

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Eyeing Iowa

Who’s ready for some learning?

In case you missed out on our Learning Summit in Pittsburgh, don’t panic. There’s another one coming your way September 17-18 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Institute for Career Development got plenty of positive feedback about the online learning opportunities in Pittsburgh and will roll out a very similar agenda in Des Moines.

Who’s in the lineup?

National partners ToolingU, Penn Foster, Rosetta Stone, and L&O (Live and Online) will interact with our members about their online programs and how each benefits our Steelworkers.  We’ll also have a conversation about the Free College benefit with Eastern Gateway Community College. It’s legit, folks, and it’s available to any USW due-paying members and their extended family. You can earn an associate degree with no out-of-pocket cost! You won't want to miss that presentation.

Finally, we’ll top it off with an optional tour of the nearby USW Local 310L/Bridgestone – Des Moines Learning Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Don’t delay. Sign up today. We look forward to seeing you in Des Moines.


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Time & Gas

It’s a question we get a lot: What does it cost to take an ICD Class?

The best answer yet that we’ve heard comes from USW Local 831 member Boris Pointer from Danville, VA.

Click the link to the newest ICD Video to see what the Career Development means to him.

As we wrap up the third Learning Opportunities Week, we are overwhelmed by the response from all the programs across the country. You’ve really taken the ball and run with it. This is the best benefit offered by the USW, and you did a superhero’s job spreading the word.

For those programs whose LOW events are still to come, please make sure you send photos so we can blast those out on social media.



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LOW starts with new ICD video launch

Welcome to Learning Opportunities Week!

There’s a lot going on this week, as we have a couple of webinars planned for you, in addition to all the programming at your sites.

One project we have been working on out of our office, which we wanted to unveil this week, is a series of ICD promotional videos.

Use these videos as you see fit, whether it’s new member orientation or to promote the program to outside groups.

But don’t be shy. Spread them far and wide!

This first video we are releasing today should serve as a great overview of the ICD benefit, why it was created and what it can provide to your members.

Thanks to all who agreed to participate.

We’ve got two more videos already in the can and will be working on several more throughout the remainder of the year.

Enjoy – we hope you like it!


Don’t forget our two webinars this week.  You need to pre-register in order to attend:

                Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

                Time:  10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 Eastern, 8:00 pacific)

                Webinar:  Building a Career Framework:  Plan, Execute, Achieve

                Presenter:  Daisha Hankle, DeVryWorks



                Date:  Thursday, June 13, 2019

                Time:  1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 Eastern, 11:00 pacific)

                Webinar:  The Future of Retirement Accounts

                Presenter:  Educational Investor Services with Steve Williams



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Introducing our newest team member

There’s already been questions and emails: So do we call her Jen, Jenny, or Jennifer?

Just call her family. Welcome to the ICD Team, Jenny Stob.

A lifelong native of Northwest Indiana, Stob is ICD’s newest Program Specialist. We’re very fortunate to have her join our team.

Jenny is passionate about education – being a licensed and practicing teacher in Indiana and Illinois for over 10 years. You’ll find her enthusiasm contagious, I promise you that.

Jenny’s responsibilities will include taking ICD’s social media campaign to another level, while still serving 20 ICD sites across the country as a program specialist.

“I’m excited for the opportunity – people are my passion and education is something that I truly believe in,” Stob said. “Teaching is in my blood and my goal is to get our great programs at ICD into social media networks and get the word out.”

Jenny hit the ground running with ICD in mid-May and looks forward to meeting some of our wonderful members at the Learning Summit in Pittsburgh in June.

Welcome aboard, Jenny. We’re excited to have you!

If you’d like to send an email to welcome her, please do at  or leave a comment below.


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