- Industry Leading Education and Training
IFCA promotes a wide variety of educational opportunities designed to advance your business and your employees. We offer cutting edge training through Union Apprentice and Training programs. We also encourage business owners and their staff to stay ahead of the changing needs of the industry by participating in workforce development and educational programs from accredited Universities in the Philadelphia area. All construction-related courses and/or training is reimbursable by IFCA.
For more information about our education offerings, click here to see our list of classes.
- Current Safety Issues
We support the safety of our contractor members through classes, inspections, safety audits and provide onsite inspection as well as formal and informal hearing assistance. Contractors also receive help in safety crisis-management situations.
- Advocacy and Representation
Power comes from leverage, and contractors need it when dealing with legislative issues. Unified as an industry, we protect our interests and create opportunities. Alone, we let others gain more and more ground at our expense. Power in numbers is the only way. It's not about being a joiner, it's about being a fighter for a better industry.
- Collective Bargaining
IFCA is the collective bargaining agent for its Members and we create a team to work on behalf of our industry. We seek input from you and encourage you to contact IFCA any time you have a suggestion to improve our CBAs!
- Business and Market Development
IFCA advertises and promotes Members to industry professionals seeking quality contractors for their construction needs. We actively seek opportunities to highlight our Members' projects and expertise. IFCA's Marketing Director is available to help with marketing needs that promote your businesses…from logo and letterhead design to building your website. As part of your IFCA membership, you'll also receive a one-time reimbursement of $1,000 for setting up a professional website.
- Social Events and Networking
We pride ourselves on our social and networking opportunities at IFCA… holiday party, annual conference, industry golf outing and Finish First Awards Program. IFCA Members are also invited to participate in AWCI's Intex and Trade Show, as well as FCA's International Leadership Council.