APPRENTICESHIP and TRAINING INFO from Apprenticeship Director, Dick Zampa
Info and procedures being implemented at the Training Centers
Welder Continuity Logs, Welding Certification updates can be maintained by contacting the Training Center to make an appointment with the CWI on staff.
On - Line classes are being conducted to assist Apprentices to advance. We are fist focusing on our 8th period Apprentices (History of Ironworkers, Forman and the classroom review for the Qualified Rigger) and our 1st period Apprentices (Orientation). The Hands on skills training and testing will be scheduled after the Ironworker completes the on line, classroom training. Please make every effort to attend the courses you are assigned to so you will be eligible for the pay advancement in September!
Many Apprenticeship Manuals and Work books are now available in electronic format. Many hard copies of Manuals and Workbooks will soon be phased out in the coming semesters. The use of electronic format will be an Advantage to Apprentices by: 1. Newest / Updated versions of materials will be available. 2. Allow an Apprentice the opportunity to access information, in advance of their assigned courses.
Protocol for Social Distancing at the Training Center is a work in progress and the guidelines are often changing. The Training Center staff have been issued PPE. The Applicants, Apprentices and Journeymen are asked to follow the protocol to maintain safety.
When the Shelter Mandate is lifted, the Apprentices will be re-scheduled for day time classes and Instructors will be hired to conduct the training.
The September pay advancements are being reviewed for Apprentices. A minimum of 700 work hours is needed each semester for a pay advancement. To become a Journeymen, a minimum of 5,600 hours is required.
Reminder to all Journeymen on the jobsites - continue to train our Apprentices. You have the knowledge, skill and experience so Please, Pass it On!