Associated Steel Erectors (ASE) offers a variety of programs to support our members.

Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program

This program — sponsored by the ASE Industry Promotional Fund — provides 50% reimbursement for job-related educational classes aimed at improving business skills and knowledge.


  • Regular, full-time management and administrative employees of companies that currently contribute to the ASE Industry Promotional Fund are eligible to participate.
  • Employees must have completed at least one year of full-time employment before the course begins. The employer must have reported at least 1800 hours to the Promotional Fund in the prior year.

Reimbursement Amount

  • Eligible employees will be reimbursed 50% of tuition costs (less any financial scholarships and grants) up to a maximum of $5,000 in a fiscal year (June 1 to May 31).
  • This program reimburses eligible employees only for tuition expenses. Books, supplies and fees are not covered.

Acceptable Courses and Schools

Courses taken for college credit and non-credit classes are covered as well as courses at non-accredited institutions, provided they are widely recognized in their field. All reimbursement applications are subject to approval by the Promotional Fund Trustees. The following job-related courses and/or programs are examples of courses that are potentially eligible for reimbursement under this program:

  • Undergraduate and graduate school classes
  • Community college classes in blueprint reading, drafting, auto CAD
  • Website design, communications skills
  • Software training for programs such as Excel, QuickBooks, Primavera, Viewpoint and Timberline Procedures

Additional Details

Download the flyer for details.

Complete and submit the Application for Pre-Approval at least 15 days before the course begins. Applicants will be advised promptly whether or not their requests have been approved.

Submit a Request for Payment along with proof of tuition payment and certification of satisfactory completion.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course

Every employer in the State of Illinois is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training that complies with section 2-109 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).

All employees regardless of their status (i.e., short-term, part-time, or intern) must be trained.

If an employer has an independent contractor working onsite with the employer’s other staff, the independent contractor should receive sexual harassment prevention training.

To make it easy for our members to comply with this requirement, use this Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for All Employers provided by the State of Illinois. Or, members can have their employees read through this PDF and sign/submit the Certificate of Participation provided on the last page.

IMPACT Management Training

From time to time, IMPACT offers management training courses for company personnel. Generally, there are no registration fees, but participants must sign-up in advance because courses are available on a first come, first served basis.

As an additional incentive, the ASE Industry Promotional Fund will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses incurred by employees attending the IMPACT management training classes, including:

  • Transportation: roundtrip airfare or mileage @ $.625 per mile
  • Hotel room
  • Per Diem: $50 per day for meals and other expenses

Program Requirements

  • Step 1. Receive pre-approval from the ASE Industry Promotional Fund (email
  • Step 2. Register for the class, using the online links provided by IMPACT
  • Step 3. Reserve hotel room per IMPACT instructions
  • Step 4. Complete and send the IMPACT Training Class Reimbursement Request to the ASE Industry Promotional Fund within 60 days of successful completion of the class

Please email the ASE administrative office if you have any questions.

Local 1 Substance Abuse Program

The ASE-Local 1 Substance Abuse Program took effect on January 1, 2007 and is administered by a joint labor-management committee. LifeWorks helps to manage this Program.

Each month, notices are emailed by ASE to Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) with two lists of Ironworkers — those requiring Random Tests and those requiring Annual Tests.

Details and documentation are provided below.

Get in Touch


Pamela Powell, Director, US Drug Testing
27715 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 103
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 269-2525 |



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