In an effort to assist local joint apprentice training committees improve female participation in the trade, the National Fund office will be sponsoring a three week pre-apprentice course for women in Benicia, California, Sept. 14 – Oct. 3, 2015.
The National Fund office will be responsible for the following costs associated with the three week course:
- Hotel costs for participants
- Continental breakfast and lunch
- Instructor costs
- Training manuals, tools and equipment
Each district council will be responsible for:
- Recruitment of participant (two per district council)
- Travel costs for each participant
- Direct entry into the local JATC after successful completion of the course
Course topics for the 180 hour class & shop course include: Orientation, OSHA-10, Sub-part R, First Aid/CPR, Welding and Rigging.
Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training Lee Worley hopes this opportunity to assist JATCs in achieving their EEOC goals and timetable by carefully recruiting and selecting candidates who will be an asset to your program. Apprentice coordinators should be helpful with the recruiting process. The candidate selection will be decided by district council president and local union business managers, who should use the minimum standards used when selecting an apprentice.
Pre-apprentice training is a proven means to attract and increase retention rates for JATC programs. Upon the success of this course, future pre-apprentice training classes will be sponsored to attract individuals under represented in our organization.
The deadline for registration is July 31, 2015.
Interested candidates should contact local union business managers for further information. Contact information may be found here.