479 NEWS

Local Holds First A & A2 Live Training Trust Event

Time is running out for a special opportunity to take the A and A2 training classes at Local 479 with assistance and direct oversight from the Local 479 Education Team and a representative of the IATSE Training Trust Fund (TTF). This event will allow you to register, enroll & complete your online courses all in one day.  Feel free to drop by anytime to register & enroll in the courses. An IATSE TTF representative will have your registration PIN on-site.

Date: Saturday, October 7th – drop-in anytime between 10 am – 6 pm
*If you’d like to complete both the A & A2, please drop-in no later than 1pm to ensure enough time to complete the courses. If you simply want to register & enroll in the courses, drop-in anytime!
Location: IATSE Local 479
4220 International Pkwy #100
Atlanta, GA 30354

Snacks & refreshments will be provided, along with free Wi-Fi, charging capabilities, & more.

Several workstations will be available, but please bring your own computer if possible.

RSVP to [email protected] before October 3rd and you’ll be contacted via email with more details.

This event was created to help you with the registration & enrollment process, so please take advantage of this opportunity.


Training is for Everyone

The A and A2 training classes are not intended solely for people new to the union; the information contained in this coursework is important to members from all levels of experience. Despite having 31 years in the business, Local 479’s current Sergeant-at-Arms Kat Tonkin has signed up to participate for the upcoming training event, explaining that:

“As the industry continues to expand in Georgia I believe that this training could become required at some point in the future – so the way I look at it, I’m getting ahead of the ball.”

Testimonials regarding the IATSE Training Trust A & A2 Event


Unable to Attend?

If you are unable to attend the event on October 7th you can always complete this coursework from home. Simply visit the IATSE TTF Website for the application, and additional program information www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/asa/.  If you have questions you can call the Online Safety Course Hotline at (818) 655-0735 or email [email protected]


The A and A2 courses were developed by Contract Services Administration Trust Fund and are offered by the IATSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund, based in Los Angeles.