ICD USW/Goodyear- Fayetteville is the Career Development Program for the members
of USW Local 959 at Goodyear's Fayetteville, NC tire plant. The Fayetteville
program is one of over 70 in the U.S. The local program was established in
2007. Construction of our new Learning Center was completed in December of
2008 and classes began in February of 2009.
The Institute for Career Development (ICD) was created during negotiations
between the United Steel Workers of America and North American steelmakers
in the midst of the collapse of the U.S. steel industry in the late 1980s.
The program is designed to "help individuals prepare for craft and non-craft
training, assist them to progress in the workplace, enhance workers' ability
to perform their assigned work tasks to the full extent of their potential,
increase their knowledge and understanding of the workplace, increase their
ability to respond to change, challenge, and opportunity in the workplace,
enable them to have more stable and rewarding personal and family lives, prepare
for alternative careers in the event that their steelworker careers are subject
to dislocation, prepare for long, secure, and meaningful retirements and to
assist victims of shutdowns, layoffs, restructuring, economic policies, and
unfair trade practices (along with other USW/Company efforts and public programs
for dislocated workers)."
The program is administered by a Local Joint Committee made up of 4 union
members and 3 salary representatives with both Union and Company co-chairs.
The Learning Center offers services in Basic Skills Enhancement, Computer Training,
Personal Development and Pre-Technical Skills Enhancement. These goals are
accomplished through customized courses and tuition assistance. Each steelworker is allowed up to $1500.00 per calendar year for taking customized courses and an additional $1700.00 per year for tuition assistance. Tuition assistance
is available for both credit and non-credit courses at institutions certified
by a recognized accreditation agency. ICD is not permitted to provide on-the-job