Being the most skilled builder in America starts with training.
That’s why we invest in our employee-owners. Sundt’s Talent Development Program has been carefully built over time to give our employee-owners numerous ways to grow. We help our people advance their skills and careers, even as they help our customers, our communities and our company prosper.
Great leadership is key to Sundt’s employee-owner culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement.
To ensure excellence, we’ve developed a nationally recognized leadership program—LEAP (Leadership Excellence Accelerates Performance)—which helps prepare managers for mid-level and senior leadership roles. LEAP provides a high-impact, high-engagement experience and gives participants knowledge, skills, experiences and network connections to accelerate their development and contributions as high impact leaders.
Nearly half of the senior leaders at Sundt are LEAP graduates.
Skilled Craft Training & Apprenticeships
Safety, quality and productivity are in the hands of our front lines.
Our answer to the nationwide shortage of skilled workers is to nurture our own talent, which is why we’re committed to creating opportunities for our skilled craft employees to learn, grow and be the best they can be. Opportunities for training for our craft workers include the option to attend evening classes for industrial carpentry and pipefitting and our apprenticeship programs. These are structured to accommodate attendees’ jobsite schedules. Many of our employee-owners began their construction careers with Sundt directly out of high school and are now managing multi-million dollar projects as superintendents.
Our craft training and apprenticeship programs utilize the NCCER’s nationally recognized curriculum for all training programs including heavy equipment operation, industrial carpentry, pipe fitting, welding and ironworking. Sundt is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as an Accredited Training Sponsor and Accredited Assessment Center. In addition to our apprenticeship programs, Sundt recognizes craft professionals who show a desire for career growth through our Core Craft program. Individuals who demonstrate dedication to their trade and our core values can be nominated by their supervisor for a Core Craft recognition, which offers financial benefits and increased opportunities for professional development.
As part of our commitment to supporting workforce development for the industry, Sundt Construction maintains a partnership with Central Arizona College to encourage more students toward a career in the skilled trades. Since it was established in 2017, Sundt has donated training spaces such as a concrete pad and pipe wall, tools and most significantly, our staff donate their time as adjunct instructors. Students of the program who are hired by Sundt receive a $1000 tuition reimbursement.
Professional and Career Development
Experience has taught us that investing in professional development directly benefits our customers as well as our employee-owners.
For these reasons, we’re committed to ensuring that our people are as much at the leading-edge of their fields as are the materials, processes and technologies that go into all we build. Our dedication to continuing career advancement takes many forms, including:
- Goals and Performance Reviews
- Career Planning
- Flexible training, including online and instructor-led
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Certification Support (CPC, DBIA, PE, LEED and more)