The programme is part of a collective agreement between the signatories and the Union. Our signatories cover all costs through hourly contributions to the Learning Fund. A foundation board manages the fund and sets the policy. Apprentices are supported by the Journeyman Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JA-TC), made up of equal union representatives and signatory contractors. IV. TRAINING STANDARDS: JA-TC prepares training standards and is certified and registered with the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR/DAS). These standards provide for the training of apprentices in the workplace, in the work processes of crafts, in the technical and manipulative training associated with them. The goal of the five-year program is to train apprentices in a steam fence around the company. Safety is emphasized throughout the training. Type of work: Manufacturing, assembly, installation, testing, maintenance and cleaning of industrial, manufacturing, heating, instrumentation and control pipes. Different welding processes are used for welding work.
The work may include rigging operations and computer design of CAD functions. Area: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. High useful school, business school or college: mathematics, including algebra and geometry, machine or forge store, drawing, mechanical drawing or reading plans, physical science. Wages: Apprentices earn a percentage of the company`s salary according to classification. Currently, the company salary is 46.88 USD/hour and the apprentice`s salary in the first year is 45% of the company`s salary. All collective agreements can be amended without notice. After meeting all the annual requirements, the trainees progress through the program and receive a pay increase once a year. Hours of work: 6:30a.m.
– 3:30p.m., 1/2 hour lunch, forty (40) hours per hour, or in the form modified by the trade union agreement. Course: Apprentices take 216 hours a year in classes with appropriate technical and manipulative courses. All trainees in the first and second year receive daily training from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.m 4:30 p.m.m every other week, 2 to 3 days a month.