Training Specialist, United Association Department of Education
Richard Benkowski develops programs for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (known collectively as the UA). In his role with the UA’s Department of Education, Richard focuses on energy efficiency, water quality and water conservation initiatives that increase the awareness and skillsets of UA journey workers who construct, maintain and service high-performance buildings. The UA is affiliated with national building trades and represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America. Richard has a degree in labor education and earned a LEED AP.