AREA I PLUMBERS JATC

Policies & Standards

Policies & Standards

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the plumbing trade. You have chosen a worthwhile and rewarding occupation.

During the next four years of apprenticeship you will receive on-the-job training and schooling to prepare you to become a journeyman.

A committee composed of local plumbing company employers and journeymen plumbers, otherwise known as the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) administers this program. The day-to-day administrative duties for the program are handled by Marianne Carley at 15800 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite B-3, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. A representative from the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Training Division is occasionally present at meetings.

It is our desire as the JATC to offer the best program possible so you can become the finest journeyman that you are capable of becoming. Work hard and diligently on the job, listen carefully to the journeyman’s instruction, and observe his/her work. Treat him/her with respect as he/she is taking time out of his/her work to instruct you. You will find that you can learn something unique from each and every journeyman.

Apply yourself in the classroom. This additional technical instruction will enhance your knowledge in areas sometimes not covered on the job.

Adhere to the policies and instructions that follow and you will progress through the program like clockwork.

With sincere regards,

The JATC Committee

Supersedes all previous Policy Handbooks published by the Area 1 Plumbers JATC. (1-13)

POLICY CONTENTS

  • General Responsibilities of an Apprentice………….
  • Section 1
  • Monthly Work Progress Reports……………….
  • Section 2
  • Notice to Appear/Proposed Cancellation/Final Cancellation
  • Section 3
  • Buck Slips………………..
  • Section 4
  • Employment Policy……………….
  • Section 5
  • Probationary Period…………………..
  • Section 6
  • Changes in Employment………………..
  • Section 7
  • Placement Tests……………….
  • Section 8
  • Supervision Policy (including Phased Supervision)
  • Section 9
  • Ratios…………….
  • Section 10
  • Credit for Previous Experience……………
  • Section 11
  • Related Training Classes…………..
  • Section 12
  • School Registration…………..
  • Section 13
  • School Absences…………….
  • Section 14
  • Rerate Policy (advancement)…………….
  • Section 15
  • Journeyman Examination……………..
  • Section 16
  • Training Agent Qualifications……………
  • Section 17
  • Application Process…………..
  • Section 18
  • Leave of Absence…………….
  • Section 19
  • Traveling Training Agent……………
  • Section 20

Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council Policies – Adopted by the JATC:

  • Political Activity
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Harassment
  • Complaint Resolution Procedures
  • Traveling Training Agent Policy
  • Placement and Removal from Pool of Eligibles

1. General Responsibilities of Apprentices

  1. All plumbing apprentices will be registered to this committee which will act as the employer’s agent in administering this program. Apprentices will not be indentured to individual contractors.
  2. The Area 1 Plumbers JATC meetings are currently held the first Wednesday of every month at the following location at 5:30 PM :

    Area I Plumbers JATC
    15800 SW Boones Ferry Rd.
    Suite B-3
    Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
    (503) 675-0548

  3. Duties of an apprentice:
    1. Diligently and faithfully perform the work assigned by your supervisor
    2. Develop and practice safe work habits
    3. Conduct yourself at all times as a representative of the apprenticeship program in a neat and professional manner.
    4. Attend all required related training
    5. Advance in the program
    6. Keep the committee informed of your current address and telephone number
    7. Work for an approved training agent

2. Monthly Work Progress Reports (WPRs)

Apprentices will submit properly completed and signed reports to the JATC office by the 10th day of each month. Originals only–faxed copies cannot be accepted.

  • Type or print with pen (no pencils please)
  • Complete EVERY question
  • TOTAL all figures and check your math.
  • Make sure that your supervisor/employer answers the questions, signs the bottom, and dates the form.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – Make a copy for your records!
  • Work progress reports must be turned in even if you are unemployed or not attending school.
  • Any apprentice missing one or more WPRs shall be sent a Notice to Appear/Proposed Cancellation.

3. Notice to Appear/Proposed Cancellation/Final Cancellation

  • A Notice to Appear by the JATC requesting your appearance at a meeting for a late report means you must attend the next meeting. A Notice to Appear by the JATC requesting your appearance at a meeting for any other issue means you must attend the next meeting unless the problem is resolved prior to the meeting date and you are excused by a JATC member or the program coordinators.
  • Failure to appear or correct the problem will result in your being issued a Proposed Cancellation. Your attendance is then mandatory.
  • You may be issued a Final Cancellation at the next meeting of the JATC if you fail to appear as requested for a Proposed Cancellation.
  • If you are cancelled from the program for cause you may not apply to re-enter the program for a period of one year. You must wait for a program opening to reapply and must meet current minimum qualifications.

4.Buck Slips

A buck slip shall be filled out and turned in to the JATC for the following reasons:

  • You are out of work (your name will be put on the “Out of Work” list)
  • You are changing employers
  • Your address changes *
  • Your telephone number changes *
  • Absence from school
  • All apprentices who wish to address the committee will need to be noted on the meeting agenda. This can be accomplished by submitting a buck slip with an explanation to the committee with the following information:Request to be placed on the agenda with reason for request.All agenda items must be in the JATC office ten (10) days before the regularly scheduled meeting.

* The apprentice shall be held responsible and may be cancelled from the program, if the committee cannot contact him due to a wrong address or phone number in his file.

5. Employment Policy

  1. It shall be the responsibility of the apprentice to maintain consistent employment with an approved training agent and attend all assigned related training.
  2. The apprentice shall be held responsible if he/she is not working for an approved training agent.OJT hours accumulated while working for a non-training agent will not be counted.
  3. An apprentice plumber shall not be permitted to own, manage, or supervise the company or firm where the apprentice receives on-the-job training apprenticeship hours.
  4. D. You will not “moonlight or work on the side” in a trade related industry.
    1. Any apprentice found working in violation of the licensing law will be required to attend the next JATC meeting to show cause why their apprenticeship agreement should not be cancelled.
    2. An apprentice will not be allowed to hold a plumbing license from another state while
      Registered in and gaining OJT in the Area I program.

6. Probationary Period:

  1. The first 1000 hours of OJT in the Area I Plumbers JATC apprenticeship program is the probationary period.
  2. The JATC can terminate an apprentice during the probationary period if the following criteria are not met:
    1. Progress in related training
    2. Maintain employment
    3. Positive employer monthly reports regarding OJT
    4. Follow all policy requirements
    5. Placement tests are not completed successfully within six (6) months.

7.Changes in Employment

  1. The JATC maintains a list of approved training agents and a list of apprentices looking for work. Apprentices on the out-of-work list will be placed with training agents before applicants are taken from the applicant pool as stated in the selection plan. Apprentices on the out-of-work list who do not find employment after two referrals from JATC will be cited to appear before the committee.
  2. Before the apprentice accepts employment from any employer or changes employment, he must first contact the JATC (telephone and Buck Slip). After the committee has determined that the employer is an approved training agent, the employer’s apprentice/journeyman ratio is correct, and related documents are in order, then the employment transfer may be approved.
  3. Apprentices should not change or leave an employer without notifying the JATC. Written notification must be received in the JATC coordinator’s office within two days of the actual change. The notice will be a Buck Slip naming the new employer. Failure to give proper notification will result in the apprentice not being allowed credit of OJT hours past the last day of employment with the previous employer.
  4. An apprentice who is terminated by a training agent will be cited to appear before the committee.
  5. Training agents will notify the JATC immediately following termination of an apprentice.

8. Placement Tests

Three placement tests are required to be taken at Clackamas Community College within thirty (30) days of being indentured (the date you entered the program.) Passing scores are: 61 in Reading, 42 in English, and 27 in Math. Tests must be successfully completed prior to the end of six-month probationary period. Remedial classes may be required. The JATC will review these on an individual basis and will mentor students when necessary.

9. Supervision Policy

Apprentices shall work under supervision at all times:

  • Periods 1 – 2 Supervision:A journeyman plumber shall be immediately present on the site and within easy access for supervision of the work processes.
  • Periods 3 – 8(See Phased Supervision)

PHASED SUPERVISION OF PLUMBING APPRENTICES PURSUANT TO AND CONSISTENT WITH OAR 918-690-085

The apprentice works subject to the supervision of an appropriate journeyman plumber who is immediately available to the apprentice by voice communication but not necessarily physically present, provided:

  1. An appropriate journeyman plumber meets with the apprentice at least once each day to go over work done by the apprentice, with the meeting taking place either at the immediate work site or away from the work site.
  2. The activity is consistent with the JATC’s work requirements.
  3. Only one apprentice plumber shall be working at work site.The apprentice shall:
    1. Engages in water heater replacement or conversion after completing at least two periods of apprentice training, appropriate related training and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.
    2. Engages in minor repairs in one or two family dwellings after completing at least three periods of apprenticeship training, appropriate related training and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.
    3. Engages in general repairs, maintenance and replacement of existing plumbing after completing at least four periods of apprentice training, appropriate related training and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.
    4. Engages in new or remodel installations after completing at least five periods of apprentice training; appropriate training, and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.

CRITERIA FOR PHASED SUPERVISION:

Application to the Area I Plumbers JATC shall be made by the apprentice seeking specific approval(s) on a form furnished by the committee. To request a form contact the JATC.

Requirements:

  1. The apprentice must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better grade average in committee sponsored apprenticeship classes, passed all courses to date of application and be in good standing with the committee.
  2. The apprentice must have received the recommendation of
    1. A related training instructor
    2. An Oregon licensed Journeyman plumber
    3. The apprentice’s training agent
  3. The apprentice must demonstrate to the committee’s satisfaction sufficient on the job experience in the specific work categories requested. This is to be accomplished by a spiral bound notebook. This notebook is to be kept for 30 days immediately prior to the JATC meeting and is to include job related activities including job numbers where applicable.
APPRENTICE WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

Maintain a spiral bound logbook showing the daily meetings with an appropriate journeyman plumber including:

  1. Name of journeyman plumber.
  2. Place of meeting.
  3. Time of meeting.
  4. Any other specifics which may be relative to the functions of supervision including job references and work process.

The apprentice’s logbook shall be available upon demand for review by:

  1. The JATC.
  2. Any Builders’ Board inspector.
  3. Any local or state Plumbing Inspector.
  4. Any official of the Building Codes Division State of Oregon.

The following penalties may be imposed by the Area I JATC on its apprentices and training agents for violations of OAR 918 690 085.

  • TRAINING AGENT
  • APPRENTICE
  • 1st. Violation
  • 6 months probation
  • 6 months probation
  • 2nd. Violation
  • 6 months hold on new apprentices
    (In a 2-year period)
  • 6 months hold rerate
  • 3rd. Violation
  • Indefinite cancellation of Phased
    Supervision participation.
  • Cancellation of Phased
    Supervision participation
    for entire term of apprentice.
  • 4th. Violation
  • 1-year cancellation training
    agent status.
  • Cancellation of agreement for
    failure to progress

10. Ratios

A.The ratio of journeymen to apprentices are as follows:

  1. First apprentice: 1 journeyman to 1 apprentice
  2. Second apprentice: 1 additional journeyman to 1 apprentice
  3. Third apprentice: 3 additional journeyman to 1 apprentice each additional apprentice will require 3 additional journeymen. (example – 1/1,2/2,3/5,4/8,5/11,6/14 etc.)
  4. Additional Apprentices: When an employer has 5 apprentices additional apprentices may be obtained upon request pending JATC approval. Some areas that may be considered are steady employment of apprentices, ongoing adherence to training agent policies and a history of successful completion of apprentices.

B. Area I JATC may impose the following penalties if a training agent does not adhere to the proper journeymen to apprentice ratio as stated in JATC policies. This is a guideline and all violations are up to the discretion of the JATC. Training Agents will be sent a notice to appear for each violation plus the following:

  1. 1st Violation-Letter of disciplinary action
  2. 2nd Violation-Actions which may include up to 6 mo. disciplinary probation
  3. 3rd Violation-Actions which may include up to 1 yr. disciplinary probation and a hold on new apprentices.
  4. 4th Violation-Actions which may result up to a 1-year cancellation of training agent status.

11. Credit For Previous Experience

New Applicant to the Program:

  1. An initial apprentice applicant may be granted conditional credit for documented, legally obtained experience. Credit will be revoked if the apprentice fails to complete or show equivalent skills at the classes required.
  2. Documentation or experience may include oral or written examination at the discretion of the committee. The probationary period remains in effect.
  3. A notarized letter from an available former employer, on company letterhead, bearing the owner’s signature. This letter must document the amount of legal time worked for that employer, and detail the type of work done and the amount of time spent in each area.
  4. Transcripts and military records where applicable.
  5. A letter, on company letterhead, from the current employer, bearing the owner’s signature, stating that the employer is aware of, and concurs with the apprentice’s request.

12. Related Training Classes

  1. Apprentices shall attend all related training as prescribed by the JATC. Apprentices shall
    maintain “C” or better grades. Classes with a grade of “D” or less shall be repeated at the apprentice’s time and expense.
  2. Apprentices will not be allowed to “double up” or take extra-related training classes without permission of the JATC.
  3. Specifically which classes can be challenged shall be left to the discretion of the committee.
  4. Apprentices indentured after the September JATC meeting shall not attend related training until the next fall term.
  5. A First Aid/CPR card will be required during the first year of apprenticeship. Apprentices entering with advanced credit will have 6 months to obtain a First Aid/CPR card. A copy of the card must be sent to the JATC office.
  6. Apprentices who fail a term in the 4th year will be required to take 16 hours of trade related classes each term until Fall of the following year.

13. School Registration Policy

  1. Apprentices are required to register and pay all fees required for related training classes on the date established by the JATC. Failure to register and make payment at the prescribed times shall result in a late fee and a notice to appear before the committee to show cause why the apprenticeship agreement should not be terminated.

14.School Absences

  1. If an absence should occur, the apprentice must submit a “Buck Slip” to the office within ten (10) days of the absence, with the following information:
    1. Date of absence
    2. Reason for absence
    3. Apprentice’s signature, Employer and Instructor Signature
  2. 1. 11 week class—
    1. If you have more than 1 unexcused absence you will be required to repeat the class.
    2. If you have more than two excused absences you will be cited to appear before the committee and may need to repeat the class.
  3. 2.5 Week Class
    1. More than 1 absence excused or unexcused class will be repeated.
  4. Failure to submit a Buck Slip for school absence will result in the apprentice being cited before the committee.
  5. D. Excusable school absences are as follows:
    1. Vacation – once a year
    2. Death in the immediate family (father, mother, wife, child, brother, sister, grandparents)
    3. Illness, accompanied by doctor’s certificate
    4. Accident, accompanied by an accident report
    5. Wedding – your own
  6. Some of the absences that will not be excused are:
    1. Working late
    2. Working out of town
    3. Car Trouble (without tow bill)
    4. Sick, flu, etc. (without doctor’s note or prescription copy)
    5. Late class arrival (marked absent)
    6. Leaving class early (marked absent)

15. Rerate Policy (Advancement)

  1. Advancement (rerating) in the apprenticeship program is not “granted” to any apprentice; it must be earned. Each apprentice is expected to advance in the program, with rerating at six-month intervals effective February 1 and August 1 only.
  2. Every apprentice will advance in the program only if the following areas meet the committee’s approval:
    1. “On the job” training time (OJT) — Each apprentice is expected to accrue a minimum of 1,000 OJT hours during each six (6) month time period, January-June and July-December. Apprentices will be considered for a rerate if 900 hours have been reached in the 1st period only and all other required policies have been met. In the 2nd-8th period, the minimum hours on the chart below must be met and all other required policies must be met. You can chart your own progress based on the following information:
      1. OJT hours – to be considered for rerate from:
      2. 1st to 2nd period -Minimum of 1,000 OJT hours
      3. 2nd to 3rd period -Minimum of 2,000 OJT hours
      4. 3rd to 4th period -Minimum of 3,000 OJT hours
      5. 4th to 5th period -Minimum of 4,000 OJT hours
      6. 5th to 6th period -Minimum of 5,000 OJT hours
      7. 6th to 7th period -Minimum of 6,000 OJT hours
      8. 7th to 8th period -Minimum of 7,000 OJT hours
      9. 8th to test period -Minimum of 7,700 OJT hours

      Recommendations will not be made for the state exam until the apprentice has attained passing grades in all classes and completed the needed hours in the fields of training.

      Work progress reports – Any apprentice delinquent in more than one (1) report shall not be considered “current” or eligible for advancement.

      Employer evaluation section of the work progress report – submitted by the apprentice to the employer. The employer’s evaluation must be favorable for the apprentice to be considered eligible for advancement. The authorized employer representative must sign the WPR.

      Related training, attendance and grades — submitted by the instructor. Each apprentice must be properly registered and maintain class attendance in accordance with the absenteeism policy. Apprentices not receiving a passing grade of “C” or better will be required to retake the class and will receive a hold notice.

      Notices to appear or proposed cancellations–If an apprentice receives two (2) or more citations during the six month period between rerates, they will automatically be held in their current period at the next rerate.

    2. Failure to advance in the program may be considered by the committee as cause to recommend cancellation of the apprentice’s agreement. The committee may grant a withdrawal or a cancellation with credit.
    3. If an apprentice is held at their last rerate for policy violations or short hours they may be rerated for the previous term plus the current term (two periods) provided there were no further violations of committee policies the preceding six months.

16. Journeyman Examination Policy

  1. A. Apprentices may only take the journeyman examination upon the recommendation of the committee. Any apprentice attempting to take the examination without the committee’s approval will be refused by the examining office and will be cited before the committee to show cause why their agreement should not be cancelled. Early withdrawals will not be allowed to take exams.
  2. The committee recommendation will be based on the following:
    1. 7,700 OJT hours of well-rounded experience as outlined in the standards.
    2. Must be at least in the 8th period
    3. Employer’s evaluation
    4. Monthly progress reports correctly completed and current.
    5. All required related training courses completed with grades of “C” or above.
  3. After being recommended to take journeyman exam, the apprentice has ninety (90) days to take the exam.
  4. If the apprentice has not passed the journeyman exam by September, the apprentice will be required to take the entire 4th year again.
  5. If an apprentice fails to pass the exam after taking the code classes a second time they will be notified that they have been “completed from the program without passing the exam”.

17. Training Agent Qualifications

  1. Employers requesting approval as qualified training agents must be current Oregon licensed plumbing contractors, with their principle place of business in Oregon, who appear before the JATC and submit the following:
    1. Training Agent Application Form
    2. Proof of worker’s compensation and general liability insurance
    3. Current Contractor’s Board Registration Number
    4. Journeyman plumber’s licenses
    5. $500 Initiation/Reinstatement training agent fee
  2. Licensed plumbing contractors must have been in business under their present business name at least one (1) year with an Oregon Plumbing Contractors license before applying for approval as a training agent.
  3. New Training agents will only be allowed to bring a maximum of two (2) apprentices in. After six (6) months they many request additional apprentices.
  4. Training agents who fail to adhere to the policies and standards can have their status revoked.
  5. General Responsibilities of Employers:
    1. Employers will be furnished a copy of the standards and policies for the plumbing apprenticeship program and must agree to comply with its provisions; and after signing receipt of this committee policy, copies will be put in employer’s file, and apprentice’s file, respectively. (Please sign and return the last page.)
    2. There must be an authorized employer representative from each firm who’s name and signature is recorded with /JATC. The employer representative must be aware of policy standards and is responsible for filling in the employer evaluation section of the monthly progress reports and signing them.
    3. The employer should strive to offer the apprentice a full spectrum of training per the standards.
    4. Approved employers will make sure their apprentices are properly supervised by a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with the ratio standards of the JATC and the supervision policy.
    5. The employer will not place apprentices in work situations that would cause an apprentice to miss a scheduled related training class.
    6. Training agent must notify the coordinator within three days when an apprentice’s employment is terminated.
    7. Training agents must meet the following requirements in order to hire currently enrolled apprentices:
      1. Proof of liability and workmen’s compensation insurance.
      2. Current Contractor’s Board Registration number and copy of State of Oregon License(ending in PB).
      3. A current list of journeymen and their license numbers.
      4. A list of apprentices with their current term.
      5. This information must be updated with each new hire.
    8. Committee representatives may make on-site inspections. Employees and their agents who do not cooperate will be cited to show why they should not be cancelled as training agents.Apprentice plumbers will not be allowed to own, manage, or supervise the company or firm where the apprentice receives on-the-job training apprenticeship hours
    1. Alleged violations of the Area I JATC standards and/or policies by Training Agents will be reviewed by the committee and appropriate actions will be taken.
    2. Training agents found to be in violation of the Area I standards and policies will be required to attend the next regularly scheduled JATC meeting.
    3. If a training agent is cancelled by the committee for cause, the training agent cannot reapply to the Area I Plumbers program for 1 year from date of cancellation.
  6. In seeking approval as a Training Agent, the contractor agrees to adhere to the standards of this apprenticeship program as approved by the Committee and the State Apprenticeship and Training Council, as well as all laws and regulations of the State and Federal government regarding the annual wage survey, employment policies, safety, licensing, harassment and political activity etc.

18. Application Process

  1. Applications must be made during advertised program openings unless entering under a qualifying exception. Applicants must meet all the minimum qualifications of the program as listed in the current standards. Selection is by ranked pool. Applicants will be sent to prospective employers in ranked order.
  2. Former apprentices who apply during a program opening will be accepted if they meet the current minimum qualifications. They will be placed on the bottom of the out of work list. Former apprentices who have been cancelled from the program for cause may not reapply for a period of one year from the date of their cancellation. They must meet the current minimum qualifications for the program at the time they reapply.

19. Leave of Absence

  1. An apprentice may request a leave of absence only for personal or family related illness or accident. A leave of absence will be granted on an individual basis based on the time needed for recovery before returning to the trade. An apprentice may not accumulate any OJT while they are on a leave of absence. A leave of absence will be granted for a maximum of one year.

20. Traveling Training Agent Qualifications

  1. A traveling training agent is defined as an approved training agent working outside the geographic area where their primary place of business is located. A traveling contractor must be registered, as a training agent in good standing with a local committee in the geographical area where its principal place of business is located. An employer may petition the director for an exception to this policy if there are compelling reasons for registering with a local committee outside the geographic area where their primary place of business is located. In addition the traveling training agent must not have any violations with the State of Oregon CCB/Plumbing Board.
  2. A contractor will be recognized in other areas as a traveling training agent when they are working apprentices outside of their primary geographic area.
  3. Contractors from outside the state of Oregon who do not have a principal or primary place of business in Oregon and who are training agents in their home state may only be recognized as traveling training agents in Oregon. The director may grant an exception to employers from bordering states if the contactor can show that the preponderance of their work is with the state of Oregon.
  4. Traveling training agent may hire apprentices first from the Area I Plumber’s out-of-work list, or if there are no apprentices on the out of work list the traveling training agent may hire apprentices out of the pool of eligible applicants . No open enrollment shall be provided to supply traveling training agents with apprentices.
  5. Apprentices provided to a traveling training agent shall not work out of Area I Plumber’s geographic jurisdiction.
  6. The traveling training agent is required to submit a projected Timeline/Manpower report showing the number of apprentices to use and for what length of time.
  7. Approved traveling training agents will be able to request apprentices from Area I Plumber’s out-work-list or pool. The committee retains the right to assess current and future workforce needs. The number of apprentices available to the traveling training agents will be based on this assessment and the number of out of work apprentices.
  8. Every 3 months the traveling training agent will be required to attend a committee meeting to review the training the apprentices are receiving.
    The geographic area covered by these standards is Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and northern half of Yamhill Counties in the State of Oregon.

Qualifications:

Approved training agents from other jurisdictions must meet the Area I Plumbers JATC requirements to be approved as a traveling training agent in accordance with the following requirements.

A contractor applying for traveling training agent status must:

Submit a letter from the out-of-area apprenticeship program verifying that the employer is an approved training agent and is currently in good standing with the committee and has been a training agent for at least 1 year prior to seeking traveling agent status with this committee.

  1. Employers requesting approval as a qualified traveling training agent must be a current Oregon licensed plumbing contractor.
  2. Qualified traveling training agents must submit the following 30 days prior to the next JATC Area 1 Committee Meeting: (Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month)
    1. Traveling training agent application form.
    2. Proof of worker’s compensation and general liability insurance.
    3. Current Contractor’s Board Registration Number & PB license Number.
    4. $1000 Initiation/Reinstatement training agent fee.
  3. Licensed plumbing contractors must have been in business under their present business name and license number at least one (1) year before applying for approval of traveling training agent status.
  4. At least once every six (6) months the sponsor may review and evaluate each traveling training agent’s status to make sure the agent is complying with all the JATC polices and Oregon State apprenticeship laws.

Traveling Training Agents Responsibilities as an Employer:

  1. Traveling Training Agent Employers will be furnished a copy of the Area I Plumbers’ JATC policies for the plumbing apprenticeship program and must agree to comply with its provisions; and after signing receipt of this committee policy, copies will be put in employer’s file.
  2. There must be an authorized employer representative from each Traveling Training Agent whose name and signature is recorded with JATC. The employer representative must be aware of, and coordinate the adherence to the Area I Plumbers’ JATC policy standards, by the traveling training agent.
  3. Apprentices can work only for the approved training agent as assigned by the committee. Apprentices must record and submit completed on-the-job training hours reports in accordance with the committee or the committee’s authorized representative as described in the committee’s published polices.
  4. Traveling training agents must submit a current list showing all their currently employed, Oregon licensed Journeyman Plumbers and temporary Oregon licensed apprentices. Provide specific geographic area in which the Oregon Licensed Journeyman plumbers and temporary Oregon licensed apprentices will be working, including jobsite addresses while they are employed with an approved traveling training agent. Submit geographic area, including jobsite address(es) the employed JATC Area 1 apprentice shall be working while employed by approved traveling training agent. Submit the following information: Name, license number, state licensed, geographic area working in, apprentices registered thru the reciprocity agreement.
  5. Apprentices shall work under the supervision of an approved Oregon Journeyman at all times
  6. The trust has determined that to maintain the program it is necessary to establish a $100.00 per month administrative fee for each JATC Area 1 apprentice that an Approved Traveling Training Agent may be allowed to hire. These fees are the responsibility of the traveling training agent and are NOT to be charged to the apprentice. When an approved Traveling Training agent requests to hire a JATC Area 1 apprentices, there is a 1 year (12 months) minimum fee of $1,200.00, of which ½ is paid up front and the second half in equal monthly payments of $100.00. If the apprentice is employed past 1 year, the traveling training agent is then responsible to pay the minimum $100.00 monthly fee for each additional month beyond the 12th month the apprentice is being employed. There is a minimum $100.00 monthly administration fee due if no apprentices are employed by the approved traveling training agent.
    Traveling training agents will be invoiced on the 15th of every month and payment is due by the 10th of the following month. These fees are required, not optional, and will be necessary to maintain your status as a traveling training agent. Payment over 31 days late is deemed cancellation of the traveling training agent by non-payment. Upon cancellation by non-payment a new application, with accompanying application fees, will be required.
  7. JATC Area 1 Apprentices will need to submit a Monthly Work Progress Report properly completed and signed to the JATC office by the 10th day of each month. Originals only. The registered person representing the approved traveling training agent with JATC Area 1 must sign all JATC Area 1 apprentice progress reports in their hire, verifying the hours shown on the progress report is true and accurate. These reports must be completed every month for every JATC Area 1 apprentice during the duration the traveling training agent has apprentice’s working in Oregon.
  8. Traveling training agent must provide a safe work environment.
Apprentice Wage:
  1. The apprentice shall be paid according to a progressively increasing schedule of wage based on specified percentages of the average journey-level wage consistent with skills acquired.
Disciplinary Procedures:

1. Traveling training agents who fail to adhere to the JATC Area I Plumbers’ policies and standards will have their training agents status cancelled immediately and will not be able to reapply for a term of 1 year.

Complaint Resolution Procedures:

1. A traveling training agent who has a dispute with the committee should first try to resolve it by contacting the committee administrator or committee chair as soon as possible to make sure there is not a misunderstanding. If they still feel aggrieved, they must file a written complaint to the committee. The committee will review the complaint at the next scheduled meeting. The committee must make a written decision within ninety (90) days from the date the matter was heard. If the traveling training agent still feels aggrieved, they can file a written complaint with the Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division.

POLITICAL ACTIVITY

It is a violation of ORS 260.432, the Little Hatch Act, or ORS 260.655, undue influence, for any committee member or delegates that act on behalf of a committee, to direct apprentices of any committee to perform political activities of any sort or to make progress in or retention in an apprenticeship program dependent on the performance of such activities. Political activities can include, but is not limited to, posting flyers, placing yard signs, working on phone banks, mailings, collecting funds, etc. Any complaint by an apprentice regarding involuntary political activity, retaliation against any apprentice for refusal to participate in political activity or for reporting to the Apprenticeship and Training Council the findings of their investigation for appropriate action by the Council.

Violations of this policy could result in corrective action by the Council up to and including dissolution of the committee and election violation charges being filed against the individuals involved.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

It is the policy of the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council that any committee member, training agent, sponsor or representatives who act on behalf of committees, training agents or sponsors shall:

Provide equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age (where the individual is 18 years or older), expunged juvenile record, family relationship, opposition to safety and health hazards, mental or physical disability or association with anyone of a particular race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or religion.

Uniformly apply rules and regulations concerning, but not limited to, equality of wages, periodic advancement, promotion, job performance, rotation among all work processes of the trade/occupation, assignment of work, imposition of penalties or other disciplinary matters and all other aspects of the administration of an apprenticeship program to all apprentices during their apprenticeship.

HARASSMENT POLICY

It is the policy of the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council that any committee member, training agent, sponsor or representatives who act on behalf of committees, training agents or sponsors shall:

Provide a workplace or training site free from harassment of any kind, including but not limited to, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or association with anyone of a particular sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, national origin, political affiliation, marital status or religion and uniformly apply rules and regulations concerning harassment to all employees.

Unwelcome verbal and physical advances, requests for favors and other verbal and physical conduct constitutes harassment when:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment/training;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment/training decisions affecting the individual, or
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or training environment.
COMPLAINT RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

1. Apprentices and training agents are encouraged to resolve disputes between themselves. If the problem is not resolved on this basis either party can make a written complaint to the committee administrator no later than ninety (90) days from the date of the incident. The matter will be reviewed by the committee at the next scheduled meeting. Both parties will be cited to the committee meeting. The committee must make a written decision within ninety (90) days from the date the matter was heard. Either party has a right to file a complaint with the Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division after receiving the decision of the committee.

2. An apprentice or training agent who has a dispute with the committee should first try to resolve it by contacting the committee administrator or committee chair as soon as possible to make sure there is not a misunderstanding. If they still feel aggrieved, they must file a written complaint to the committee. The committee will review the complaint at the next scheduled meeting. The committee must make a written decision within ninety (90) days from the date the matter was heard. If the apprentice or training agent still feels aggrieved, they can file a written complaint with the Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division.

PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF APPLICANTS FROM A POOL OF ELIGIBLES

1. Applicants who have been placed in a pool of eligibles shall be retained on list of eligibles for selection for two years from date of application.

2. Applicants may be removed from the list at an earlier date by their request; or

3. Failure to respond to an apprentice job opportunity referral by the apprenticeship office.

4. Applicants who have been accepted in the pool of eligibles shall have 24 hours to respond to a job referral.

4. Applicants who fail to respond to or refuse two job opportunities shall be requested to attend the next JATC meeting to explain why they should not be removed from the list. Failure to appear will result in removal from the list.

5. Applicants will be removed from the list if address and phone number are not kept current with apprenticeship office.

6. When the list is six months old, each applicant will be mailed a certified letter asking if they wish to remain on the list or be removed. Those who do not respond will be removed from the list.

7. All applicants shall be treated equally in determining job opportunities.

8. Upon written request, the committee will restore to the list an applicant who has been removed from the list at their request providing the applicant’s application is less than two years old.

9. Upon written request, the committee may restore to the list an applicant who has been removed from the list for failure to respond to a job opportunity providing the applicant has not previously been removed and returned to the list.

Apprentice:

Please sign the top half of this page and have your employer sign the bottom half. Send this page only to the JATC within thirty days.

Area I Plumbers’ JATC
15800 SW Boones Ferry Road Suite B-3
Lake Oswego, Or 97035

I acknowledge receipt of the Policies, have read them as instructed by the JATC and I understand my responsibilities as an apprentice.

Signature of Apprentice__________________

Print Name____________Date________

Training Agent:

I acknowledge receipt of the Policies of the Area I Plumbers’ JATC. As a training agent I understand the rules and regulations that I am expected to follow regarding my responsibilities as a training agent and my apprentice’s responsibilities to the program.

Company Name______________________

Signature of Employer_________________________
(or authorized employer representative)

Print Name___________Date_________

Standards

STANDARDS OF APPRENTICESHIP
Adopted by
AREA I PLUMBERS
(sponsor)

Skilled Occupational Objective(s): SIC # SOC # SYMBOL SUFFIX Term
Plumber 1711 47-2152 0432 000 7,700 hours
MA# 1038 SOC Title Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters License Plumber Certificate Of Competency


APPROVED BY THE
Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council
REGISTERED WITH THE
Apprenticeship and Training Division
Oregon State Bureau Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

Initial Approval Date April 21, 1975
By:BRAD AVAKIAN Chairman of Council
Last Date Revised September 17, 2015
By:STEPHEN SIMMS Secretary of Council
Committee Amended Date December 20, 2012

APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

The Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council (OSATC) has the authority to develop, administer, and enforce apprenticeship program standards (Standards) for the operation and success of an apprenticeship or on-the-job-training program in the State of Oregon. Apprenticeship programs and committees function to administer, exercise or relinquish authority only with the consent of the OSATC and only apprentices registered with or recognized by the Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), Apprenticeship and Training Division (ATD) will be recognized by the OSATC. Parties signatory to these apprenticeship standards declare that their purpose and policy is to establish and sponsor an organized system of registered apprenticeship and training education.

 

These Standards are in conformity with and are to be used in conjunction with the Apprenticeship Rules, Chapter 839-011 OAR (Oregon Administrative Rules); Apprenticeship and Training Statutes, Chapter 660 ORS (Oregon Revised Statute); The National Apprenticeship Act, 29 U.S.C. (United States Code) 50; Apprenticeship Programs, Title 29 Part 29 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations); and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training, Title 29 Part 30 CFR which collectively govern the employment and training in apprenticeable occupations. They are part of the apprenticeship agreement and bind all signers to compliance with all provisions of registered apprenticeship.

If approved by the council, such amendment(s) and such changes as adopted by the council shall be binding to all parties on the first day of the month following such approval. Sponsors shall notify apprentices and training agents of changes as they are adopted by the council. If and when any part of these Standards becomes illegal, as it pertains to federal and/or state law, that part and that part alone will become inoperative and null and void, and the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) may recommend language that will conform to applicable law for adoption by the OSATC. The remainder of the Standards will remain in full force and effect.

See ORS Chapter 660 & OAR 839-011 for the definitions necessary for use with these Standards.

Sections of the standard inside of a border are specific to the individual standard and may be modified by the sponsor by submitting a revised standard for approval by the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council. All other sections of the standard are boilerplate and may only be modified by the Council.

I. GEOGRAPHIC AREA COVERED:

The sponsor only has authority to recognize training agents (employers) that maintain their principal place of business inside of the geographical area covered by these standards. Training agents that maintain their principal place of business outside of the geographical area covered by this standard may only be recognized as traveling training agents when working in geographic area covered by this standard. The Sponsor will ensure compliance with the provisions for traveling training agents and of any Reciprocity Agreement recognized by the OSATC. (See ORS 660.137 / OAR 839-011-0260 / OSATC Policy # 16)

The geographic area covered by these standards shall be Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and northern half of Yamhill Counties in the State of Oregon.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum qualifications must be clearly stated and applied in a nondiscriminatory manner (See ORS 660.126 (1b). Documentation must be provided for all minimum qualifications:

Age: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
Education 1. Provide proof of high school graduation or a general education development (GED) certificate.
2. Provide documentation of having completed one year of high school algebra or equivalent post high school algebra course(s) with a passing grade (‘D’ or better for graded classes or ‘Pass’ for not-graded classes”, OR must present current math placement results from a community college facility indicating a placement level beyond high school level algebra.
Physical: None
Testing: None
Other: None
Note: See Section X item 6

III. CONDUCT OF PROGRAM UNDER OREGON EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN APPRENTICESHIP PLAN (OAR 839-011-0200):

Standards must include the Oregon Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training Pledge (See OEEOA Section 4)

THE SPONSOR HEREBY ADOPTS:

“The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or as otherwise specified by law. The sponsor shall take positive action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required by the rules of the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council and Title 29, Part 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.”

Sponsors with five (5) or more apprentices in an apprenticeable occupation must adopt an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and Selection Procedures and submit the plans for Council approval. (See OAR 839-011-0200 / Sections 5 & 6 of the Oregon Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship (OEEOA) / Council policy # 23).

A. SELECTION PROCEDURES:

The committee shall select apprentices from a pool of eligible applicants according to the following procedure: (ORS 660.137 (3) / OEEOA section 6)

1. All out of work apprentices in good standing will be offered the opportunity for re-employment prior to new applicants being registered in conformance with the committee’s approved initial employment policy.

An applicant may be removed from the committee’s eligibility lists and/or barred from future application for up to one year for documented acts of abuse, assault, battery, harassment, intimidation, stalking, or other threatening behavior toward an individual involved in the operation of an apprenticeship or training committee, including (but not limited to) committee members, staff to the committee, representatives of participating unions and training agents, and staff of classroom training facilities.

2 Application notice and schedule:

a. The committee will accept applications as the need arises, on dates specified by the committee.

b. Application information will be disseminated according to the committee’s affirmative action plan at least 30 days prior to the earliest date of application. Information will:

  1. Include the dates, times and location applications will be accepted;
  2. List the minimum qualifications for the program, supporting documentation required, and applicable timelines;
  3. Provide a general description and duties of the occupation. Include the application process
3 Application process:
  1. Applications will be provided to all interested individuals at the locations and times authorized by the committee in the opening announcement.
  2. Individuals must apply in person; applications must be completed and returned on-site.
  3. Prior to receiving an application, each applicant’s name will be entered in the “Applicant Log” which will identify all applications by a log number that corresponds to the application number.
  4. All supporting documentation must be submitted by the specified deadline.
  5. Verification of minimum qualifications: All applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.
4 Non-qualified applicants:
  1. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will be notified in writing; notification will include the reason for rejection, the requirements for admission to the eligibility pool, and the appeal rights available to the applicant.
5 Ranked Pool of eligibles:
  1. Qualifying applications will be scored and ranked using the attached point system.
  2. These individuals will then be placed in a ranked pool of eligibles in rank order and retained on the list for a period of 2 years.
  3. Individuals may be removed from the pool at an earlier date by their request or by failing to respond to the committee when notified in conformance with the initial employment policy.
  4. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to notify the committee of any phone or address change.
6 Placement process:
  1. Applicants will be placed in the Ready for Employment Pool based on their rank in the pool of eligibles.
  2. If an individual fails to respond to an apprentice job assignment provided through the placement process, the individual will be removed from the pool in conformance with the initial employment policy.
Ready for Employment Pool:
  1. In January of each year the committee will work with its assigned apprenticeship representative to review registration information for the previous five years and determine the average number of annual apprentice indentures. The Ready for Employment Pool for the year will be adjusted if needed to equal 20% of the annual indenture average.
  2. Individuals will be placed in the Ready for Employment Pool in order of their rank in the Ranked Pool of Eligibles and issued an employer selection form.
  3. An employer may select one individual from the Ready for Employment Pool by signing the employer selection form.
  4. The employer’s next new apprentice must come from the top of the Ready for Employment Pool. The employer may then select additional apprentices by alternating between selecting any individual from the Ready for Employment Pool and the top individual on the Ready for Employment Pool.
  5. When the Ready for Employment Pool falls to half of the 20% annual indenture average the committee may replenish the pool by moving the next group of applicants from the top of the Ranked Pool of Eligibles to the Ready for Employment Pool.
  6. If a new apprentice is the current employee of a Training Agent when the new apprentice reaches the top of the candidate list, that Training Agent shall have the first opportunity to indenture the new apprentice.
EXCEPTIONS
  1. Current Apprentice
    Transferring apprentices, who have gained their verifiable experience in a Registered Plumber Apprenticeship Program shall be permitted into the program and may continue their training where they left off. They may apply at any time provided the transferring apprentice meets the current minimum qualifications. If qualified the applicant’s name will be place at the top of the ranked pool of eligibles.
  2. Experienced Apprentice
    Returning apprentices, who have gained their verifiable experience within the last five years in a Registered Plumber Apprenticeship Program and were not cancelled for cause, shall be permitted to return to the program and may resume their training where they left off, instead of returning as a beginning apprentice. They may apply at any time provided the former apprentice meets the current minimum qualifications. If qualified the applicant’s name will be place at the top of the ranked pool of eligibles.
  3. New Training Agent
    If an employer has not participated in the training of an apprentice under ORS Chapter 660, as in effect now and is hereafter amended, for a least two years prior to seeking entry or reentry into the apprenticeship program, the employer may, at the time of its entry or reentry as a Training Agent, select apprentices from those employees who have been a full time employee on the employers payroll for at least three months (480 hours) prior to the employer’s application for an apprentice, provided they meet the minimum qualifications.
  4. Pre-Apprenticeship
    The sponsor will approve the direct referral into apprenticeship openings of graduates successfully completing the following pre-apprenticeship programs if they meet the minimum requirements:; U.S. Job Corps; other programs approved by the State Apprenticeship Council and the local committeeThis priority is granted by the program sponsor without regard to established candidate lists or the necessity of requiring these pre-apprenticeship graduates to further qualify by complying with application openings. Individuals that have satisfactorily completed an approved program will be provided direct placement when a training agent agrees to sponsor them in the apprenticeship program.
Veterans Entry

Veterans who have completed 178 days of active service within the past 24 months may apply to the program at any time if they meet the minimum qualifications of the program and if they are:

    1. Members of the Regular services who have been discharged from active duty service with a DD214 issued with the past 24 months indicating an Honorable Discharge
    2. Members of the Selected Reserve or Individual Ready Reserve with a DD214 issued within the past 24 months
    3. Members of the Oregon National Guard with a DD214 issued within the past 24 months

Individuals qualifying under this exception will be granted Direct Entry when they find employment with a training agent registered in this program. Veterans who do not obtain employment will be scored and placed in ranked order on the list.

B. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PLAN:

  1. A sponsor’s commitment to equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall include the adoption of a written affirmative action plan. (See OAR 839-011-0200 / OEEOA sections 5 a, b and c)
  2. In addition the sponsor will set forth the specific steps that it will take under this plan, review and update the specific steps that it will take to implement the plan at least yearly and submit the updated steps to the Apprenticeship and Training Division (ATD) for review and approval. (OEEOA section 5 & 8)
  3. Numerical goals and timetables for the selection of minority and female apprentices shall be included with the sponsor’s annual updated steps. (OEEOA section 5 & 8)
  4. The sponsor hereby adopts the following activities in order to enable it to meet its affirmative action obligations.
    1. Disseminate informationDissemination of information concerning the nature of apprenticeship, requirements for admission to apprenticeship, availability of apprenticeship opportunities, sources of apprenticeship application, and the equal opportunity policy of the sponsor.  For programs accepting applications only at specified intervals, such information shall be disseminated at least 30 days in advance of the earliest date for application at each interval.  For programs customarily receiving applications throughout the year, such information shall be regularly disseminated but not less than semiannually.  Such information shall be given to Council, local schools, employment offices, women’s centers, outreach programs and organizations that can effectively reach women and minorities, and shall be published in newspapers circulated in the minority community and among women, as well as the general areas in which the sponsor operates.
    2. Internal communication
      Communicate the equal opportunity policy in a manner to foster understanding, acceptance and support among the committee’s members, training agents, and apprentices and to encourage those people to take the action necessary to meet the committee’s affirmative action commitments.
    3. Outreach
      Engage in outreach programs for the positive recruitment and preparation of potential applicants for apprenticeship.  The committee will identify other apprenticeship program sponsors and community organizations with whom they may collaborate.  The sponsor will seek out and support programs to prepare and encourage women to enter traditionally male occupations.

C. DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS:

1. Any apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship who believes they have been discriminated against with regards to apprenticeship by the committee may file a complaint. (See OAR 839-011-0200 / OEEOA Section 11)

2. The basis of the complaint may be:

  1. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or as otherwise specified by law by a sponsor or a sponsor’s program
  2. The equal employment opportunity plan has not been followed; or
  3. The sponsor’s equal employment opportunity plan does not comply with the requirements of the Oregon Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Plan.

3. Any such complaint must be filed with the Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division (Secretary of the OSATC) in writing within 180 days of the alleged illegal discrimination or specified failure to follow the equal opportunity requirements.

4. The written complaint must include the name, address and telephone number of the person allegedly discriminated against, the sponsor involved and a description of the circumstances of the complaint.

5. For complaints dealing with program operations see section X of this document.

D. TERM of APPRENTICESHIP:

1. The term of apprenticeship will not be less than 2,000 hours of work experience in the apprenticeable occupation identified in this Standard. (See ORS 660.126 (d))

2. The term of apprenticeship must be stated in hours unless otherwise required by a collective bargaining agreement, civil service or other governing regulation. (See ORS 660.126)

3. The sponsor may accelerate, by an evaluation process, the advancement of apprentices who demonstrate abilities and mastery of the occupation to the level for which they are qualified. (See ORS 660.137 (4))

4. When the apprentice is granted advanced standing, the employer must pay the apprentice at the appropriate wage per the wage progression schedule specified in these standards. (See ORS 660.142)

NOTE: In licensed occupations the apprentice must complete the minimum hours of documented legal experience.

The term of apprenticeship shall be 7,700 hours of employment.

E. INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

1. All apprentices are subject to an initial probationary period, stated in hours of employment during this time; an apprenticeship agreement may be terminated without cause. It is the period following the effective date of the apprentice’s current registration into the program and during which the apprentice’s appeal rights are restricted. (See ORS 660.126 (1g)

2. The initial probationary period must be reasonable in relationship to the full term of the apprenticeship unless otherwise required by Civil Service, CBA or law. It cannot exceed one year (12 months) or 25 percent of the length of the program, whichever is shorter. (See ORS 660.126 (1g))

3. During the initial probationary period either party to the agreement may terminate the apprenticeship agreement upon written notice to the Apprenticeship and Training Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. (See ORS 660.126 (1g) & ORS 660.060 (6))

4. An appeal process is available to apprentices who have completed the initial probationary period. (See ORS 660.060 (6) & (7) and section X of this standard)

The probationary period shall be the first 1,000 OJT hours of employment, or one year after the current registration to this standard, whichever is shorter. (See ORS 660.126 (g))

F. RATIO OF APPRENTICES TO JOURNEY LEVEL WORKERS:

1. There shall be a maximum numeric ratio of apprentices to journey-level workers consistent with proper supervision, training, safety and continuity of employment. (See ORS 660.126 (1f))

2. The ratio shall be specifically and clearly stated as to its application to the job site, workforce, department, shift, plant or combination therein. (See ORS 660.126 (1f))

3. The Sponsor will assure that apprentices are under the supervision of competent and qualified journey-level workers on the job who are responsible for the work being performed, to ensure safety and training in all phases of the work. (See ORS 660.126 (1f), OAR 839-011-0140 (2g), OAR 839-011-0360)

The ratio of apprentices to journey-level worker shall not be more than one (1) apprentice to the first one (1) licensed plumber journey-level worker in full employment for the first two (2) apprentices on the jobsite. The fab shop will be defined as a separate jobsite. Additional apprentices are authorized at a ratio of one (1) apprentice for each additional three (3) licensed plumber journey-level worker(s). (See ORS 660.126 (f))

G. APPRENTICE WAGES and WAGE PROGRESSION:

1. The apprentice shall be paid according to a progressively increasing schedule of wage based on specified percentages of the average journey-level wage consistent with skills acquired. (See ORS 660.126 (1h))

2. Wage progressions shall be indicated in hourly or monthly periods (the registration agency recommends the use of hour periods) set by the Sponsor. (See ORS 660.126 (h))

3. The entry wage will not be less than the federal or state minimum wage rate, whichever is higher. (See ORS 660.142 (4))

4. The wage listed in this standard at all periods establishes a minimum and a higher wage may be required by other applicable federal law, state law, respective regulations, or by a collective bargaining agreement. (See ORS 660.126 (1h), ORS 660.137 (6), ORS 660.142 & OAR 839-011-140 (2f))

5. The sponsor must re-determine the average journey-level wage at least annually and submit the new average journey wage to the Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division with a statement explaining how such determination was made and the effective date of the new average journey wage. (See ORS 660.137 (6))

6. Upon approval by the Director, the Division will notify all training agents and apprentices of the new wage. (See ORS 660.142 (2))

The average wage for those journey-level workers employed by the participating employers in this occupation on February 1, 2016 is $31.62 per hour.

PeriodNumber of required hours% of the journey level rate

1st 1,000 45
2nd 1000 50
3rd 1000 55
4th 1000 60
5th 1000 65
6th 1000 70
7th 1000 75
8th 700 80

H. WORK PROCESSES:

  1. The apprentice shall receive the necessary instruction and experience to become a journey-level worker versed in the theory and practice of the occupation. (See ORS 660.155 / ORS 660.157 / OAR 839-011-0360)
  2. The following is a condensed schedule of work experience that every apprentice shall follow as closely as conditions will permit. (See ORS 660.126 (1c) OAR 839-011-0360; OAR 839-011-0140)
    NOTE: In licensed occupations apprentices must complete the minimum required total hours prior to being referred to the license examination.

Work processesApproximate hours

a. Sewerage: sanitary and storm piping, disposal 750
b. Drainage, waste and vent piping DWV 2,400
c. Soldering, brazing, welding 500
d. Water: supply, services, mains, appurtenances 2,200
e. Fixtures, appliances, trim and supports 1350
f. Gas piping, equipment, appliances 100
g. Miscellaneous plumbing and piping 400
TOTAL 7,700

NOTE: The committee realizes that the completion of 7,700 hours of on-the-job training is the ideal, but recognizes that most apprentices will not be able to fulfill the total amount of hours specified in every work process as set forth in this standard. When an apprentice is unable to fulfill the total work hours in each work process the committee will evaluate the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and abilities and provide appropriate additional related instruction to assure that competency is acquired in each work process. The evaluation and summary of the additional instruction will be noted in the apprentice’s file.

I. RELATED/SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION:

1. The apprentice must attend related/supplemental instruction for at least 144 hours per year unless otherwise stated in this standard. Time spent in related/supplemental instruction will not be considered as hours of work, and the apprentice is not required to be paid for time so spent. (See ORS 660.126 (1e))

2. The Committee must provide for instruction of the apprentice during the related/supplemental instruction in safe and healthful work practices in compliance with the Oregon OSHA regulations and applicable federal and/or state regulations. (See ORS 660.137)

3. In case of failure on the part of any apprentice to fulfill the related instruction obligation, the sponsor has the authority to withhold the apprentice’s periodic wage advancement; or with a reasonable opportunity to remedy deficiencies, suspend, or cancel the Apprenticeship Agreement. (See ORS 660.157 (4))

4. Clock hours of actual attendance by the apprentice in related/supplemental instruction classes at the community college, training trust or other approved training provider shall be documented and tracked by the Committee. (See ORS 660.157 (2a))

5. Related instruction activities must be at the direction of a qualified instructor. (See ORS 660.157 (3))
Methods of related/supplemental training must consist of one or more of the following: (See ORS 660.157)

a. X Supervised field trips;

d. X Community college;

e. X Training trust;

A minimum of 144 hours of related training shall be required during each year the apprentice is registered in the program. (See ORS 660.126 (e))

The following is a summary of related instruction including required class hours in each element of instruction. A committee may establish and submit clear objectives and outcomes in lieu of hours for each class subject. (See ORS 660.157)

Related training must cover the following subjects and must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better for graded classes or ‘Pass’ for non-graded classes.

CourseHours

a. Materials, tool and equipmentl 30
b. Mathematics, science 60
c. Safety regulations; OSHA, State
i. Ladder safety
ii. Lockout/Tagout
iii. Trenching & Shoring
iv. Fall Protection
v. Hazard Communications
vi. Confined Space Entry
24
d. First Aid; basic Safety regulations: OSHA, State.
Obtain a valid basic first aid and CPR card within the first twelve (12) months of apprenticeship and maintain the validation throughout the duration of the apprenticeship program.
16
e. Soldering and brazing 30
f. Welding, gas and arc theory 9
g. Blueprint and drawing training 30
h. Plumbing and related codes 144
i. Drainage (DWV) installation/treatment 60
j. Water systems, installations/treatment 70
k. Related trades information 3
l. Plumbing Laws and Rules 30
m. Gas installation and Venting 20
n. ADA 15
o. Medical gas 20
p. Repair and Service 30
TOTAL 591

J. ADMINISTRATIVE/DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES:

See: ORS 660.120 OAR 839-011-0073

1. Local committee rules or policies and any employment requirement such as driver’s license, drug test etc. will be located in this section.

2. The committee may include provisions for committee-imposed “disciplinary probation,” which is a time assessed when the apprentice’s progress is not satisfactory; a “disciplinary probation” may only be used to provide an opportunity for the apprentice to correct deficiencies and cannot affect the apprentice’s appeal rights after the initial probation is completed. ( See ORS 660.137 (4))

3. During disciplinary probation the committee may withhold periodic wage advancements, suspend or cancel the apprenticeship agreement, or take other disciplinary action. ( See ORS 660.137 (4) )

4. The apprentice has the right to file an appeal of the committee’s disciplinary action with the Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division. (See ORS 660.137 (4))

5. Complaint and Appeal Procedures:

  1. Each committee shall adopt and submit complaint review procedures for Division approval.
  2. All approved committees are expected to administer the program’s approved complaint review process in a fair and consistent manner. (See ORS 660.120, ORS 660.060 & OEEOA Section 9)
  3. Complaints that involve matters covered by a collective bargaining agreement are not subject to the complaint review procedures in this section. (See ORS 660.126 (2))
  4. After the initial probationary period the apprenticeship agreement may be canceled by a written request from the apprentice. (See ORS 660.126 (1g) ORS 660.060 (7))
  5. After the initial probationary period the committee may only suspend, cancel or terminate the apprentice agreement for good cause, which includes but is not limited to: failure to report to work, nonattendance at related instruction, failure to submit work progress reports and lack of response to committee citations. (See ORS 660.060 (7))
    1. Due notice and a reasonable opportunity for correction must be provided to the apprentice.
    2. Upon suspension a written notice must be provided to the apprentice and to the Apprenticeship and Training Division.
    3. Upon cancellation a written notice must be provided to the apprentice and to the Apprenticeship and Training Division.
  6. Each committee shall utilize the following procedures and time lines for disciplinary action (cancellation or termination). Committees may adopt and submit alternate complaint procedures, for Division review and approval, providing the procedures are reasonably expected to offer equal protection to the apprentice. (See ORS 660.060 (8))
    1. i. At least 22 days prior to potential disciplinary action by a committee
      The committee must notify the apprentice in writing of alleged reason for the proposed disciplinary action and potential action to be taken if the allegation is substantiated
    2. The decisions are effective immediately upon committee action
    3. The committee will send written reason(s) for such action to the apprentice by registered or certified mail and will include the appeal rights of the apprentice
    4. Within 30 days of receipt of committee decision the apprentice may request reconsideration of the action taken by the committee
      The apprentice’s request for the local committee to reconsider their disciplinary action must be submitted in writing and must include the reason(s) the apprentice believes the committee should reconsider the disciplinary action.
    5. Within 30 days of apprentice’s request for reconsideration
      The local committee must provide written notification of their final decision including the appeal rights of the apprentice if the committee upholds its decision on the disciplinary action
  7. If the apprentice chooses to pursue the complaint further

    i. Within 30 days of notification of the committee’s final action

    1. The apprentice must submit the complaint describing in writing the issues associated with the disciplinary action to the Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division
    2. The apprentice must describe the controversy and provide any backup information
    3. The apprentice must also provide this information to the local committee/organization

Within 60 working days the Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division will complete a review of the record

  1. If no settlement is agreed upon during review, the Director must issue a non-binding written decision resolving the controversy.
  2. If the apprentice or local committee disputes the Director’s decision
    1. Within 30 days of Director’s decision the dissenting party must submit a request for the OSATC to hear its case
      1. Request must be in writing
      2. Must specify reasons supporting the request
      3. Request and supporting documents must be given to all parties
      4. OSATC Rules and Policy Sub-Committee conducts hearing within 45 days and reports its findings to the next regular quarterly meeting of the OSATC
      5. The OSATC renders a decision based on the sub-committee’s report.
    2. Within 30 days of the OSATC meetingThe Secretary of the OSATC issues the decision in writing
  3. Employers may require apprentices to:
    1. Take a substance abuse test
    2. Demonstrate the ability to lift 50 to 100 pounds
    3. Have a valid driver’s license

XI. COMMITTEE – RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPOSITION:

The following is an overview of the requirements associated with administering an apprenticeship committee and/or program. These provisions are to be used in conjunction with the corresponding ORS and/or OAR.

    1. The committee is the policymaking and administrative body responsible for the operation and success of this Apprenticeship program.
    2. The committee is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the apprenticeship program and must be knowledgeable in the application of Chapter 660 ORS, OAR 839 division 011 and other law and rule as appropriate to the occupation(s).
    3. Sponsors must develop policies and procedures for committee operations (ORS 660.060 (8), ORS 660.135, ORS 660.137, OAR 839-011-0170). The committee’s specific policies pertaining to the operation of the program are included in this standard. The procedures for the implementation of the approved policies are maintained by the committee. After approval by the division the approved procedures shall be distributed to all apprentices and training agents.
    4. Committees must convene meetings at least semi-annually that are attended by a quorum of committee members as defined in the approved Standards. (See ORS 660.137 (4))
      1. A quorum for a local joint or trade committee shall consist of at least two (2) members representing the employers and two (2) members representing the employees. (See ORS 660.135 (3), ORS 660.145)
      2. Conference call meetings may be conducted in lieu of regular meetings but must not exceed the number of attended meetings during a calendar year and may not authorize disciplinary action of apprentices. (See ORS 660.060 (8))
      3. Minutes of all meetings must be submitted to the Apprenticeship and Training Division within 10 working days of the meeting. (See OAR 839-011-0170)
    5. 5. Program Operations (ORS 660.135, ORS 660.137, OAR 839-011-0170, OAR 839-011-0200
      1. The Committee will record and maintain records pertaining to the local administration of its Apprenticeship Program and make them available to the OSATC or its representative on request.i. These records include, but are not limited to
        1. Selection of applicants
        2. Administration of the apprenticeship program
        3. Affirmative action plans
        4. Documentation necessary to establish a sponsor’s good faith effort in implementing its affirmative action plan
        5. Qualification standards
      2. Records required by the Oregon Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship rules (OAR 839-011-0200) will be maintained for five (5) years; all other records will be maintained for five (5) years after the final action taken by the committee on the apprenticeship agreement.
      3. The following must be submitted by all programs through the Apprenticeship Representative assigned to assist the committee:
        1. Apprenticeship Registration Agreement – within the first 45 days of employment as an apprentice. (See ORS 660.020, OAR 839-011-0088) (In licensed occupations registration must occur prior to employment in the trade)
        2. Committee Minutes – within 10 working days of the meeting. (See OAR 839-011-0170)
        3. Authorized Training Agent Agreements – within 10 working days of committee action to approve the training agent. (ORS 660.020, OAR 839-011-0162)
          Interim recognition may be authorized by committee policy but may not exceed 45 calendar days.
          Any recognition of a training agent prior to formal action of the committee must be in conformance with the committee’s council approved policy.
        4. Revision of Occupation Standards – as necessary, no later than 45 days prior to OSATC meeting. (See OAR 839-011-0030) (Programs should review their Standards at least annually)
          1. Forms are available from the Apprenticeship Representative. If approved by the OSATC, such amendment(s) and such changes as adopted by the OSATC will be binding to all parties on the first day of the month following OSATC approval.
        5. Revision of Committee Member Composition as necessary (included in committee minutes). (See OAR 839-011-0074)
        6. Average Journey Level Wage – at least annually or whenever changed (included in minutes and by letter to the Director summarizing how the average wage was determined). (See ORS 660.137 (6), ORS 660.142)
        7. Authorization of Signature – as necessary (See ORS 660.135 (4))
        8. Authorization for issuance of initial license may be granted after the committee is found to be in compliance for operational purposes.
      4. Adopt, as necessary or as directed, local program policies and procedures for the administration of the apprenticeship program in compliance with this Standard. (See ORS 660.060 (8), ORS 660.120 (2), OAR 839-011-0073)
        1. Policies must be submitted to the OSATC for review and approval.
        2. ii. Procedures must be submitted for Division (ATD) approval and inclusion by reference in this Standard prior to implementation.
    6. Apprentice Management:
      1. a. Applicants accepted by the committee, who have documented legal experience creditable to the apprenticeship in the skilled occupation or in some other related capacity, may be granted advanced standing as apprentices. (See OAR 839-011-0088 (3a) Apprentices admitted to advanced standing will be paid the wage rate for the period to which such credit advances them. (In licensed occupations previous credit must be documented legal experience)
      2. b. Each apprentice (and, if under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian) will sign an Apprenticeship Agreement with the Sponsor, who will then register the Agreement, with the Apprenticeship and Training Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries within the first 45 days of employment as an apprentice. (See ORS 660.020 (1), ORS 660.060, OAR 839-011-0088)
      3. c. The Apprenticeship and Training Division must be provided a copy of the committee minutes approving any change of disposition or modification of the Registration Agreement within 10 working days of the committee meeting. (See OAR 839-011-0170)i. Requests for disposition or modification of Agreements include: (1) Certificate of completion, (2) Additional credit, (3) Suspension, military service, or other, (4) Reinstatement, (5) Cancellation, (6) Re-rates, (7) Holds, (8) Examination Referral, (9) Corrections, (10) Limited Supervision-electrical, (11) Phased Supervision-plumbing.
      4. d. Rotate apprentices in the various processes of the skilled occupation to ensure the apprentice is trained to be a competent journey-level worker. (See ORS 660.137 (2c), OAR 839-011-0265.
      5. e. At least once every six months the sponsor must review and evaluate each apprentice’s progress and take action to advance based on the apprentice’s progress or hold the apprentice at the same level for a reasonable period and opportunity for corrective action or terminate for continued inadequate progress. (See ORS 660.137 (4)
      6. f. The evidence of such action will be the record of the apprentice’s progress on the job and during related/supplemental instruction.i. If the apprentice’s progress is not satisfactory, the committee has the obligation to withhold the apprentice’s periodic wage advancements, suspend or cancel the Apprenticeship Agreement, or take other disciplinary action as established under the “Administrative/Disciplinary Procedures.”
      7. g. The committee has the obligation and responsibility to provide insofar as possible, reasonably continuous employment for all apprentices in the program. (See ORS 660.126, ORS 660.020)
        1. The committee may arrange to transfer an apprentice from one training agent to another or to another committee when the committee is unable to provide reasonably continuous employment, or they are unable to provide apprentices the diversity of experience necessary for training and experience in the various work processes as stated in this Standard.
        2. If, for any reason, a layoff of an apprentice occurs, the Apprenticeship Agreement will remain in effect unless canceled by the committee.
      8. An apprentice who is unable to perform the on-the-job portion of apprenticeship training may, if the apprentice so requests and the committee approves, participate in related/supplemental instruction classes, subject to the apprentice obtaining and providing written medical approval for such participation. However, time spent will not be applied toward the on-the-job portion of apprenticeship training. (See ORS 660.126 (i))
      9. The committee will hear and adjust all complaints of violations of apprenticeship agreements. (See ORS 660.137)
      10. Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, as provided in these Standards, and passing any examination that the committee may require, the committee will recommend that the Oregon Commissioner of Labor award a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. (See ORS 660.137, ORS 660.205)
    7. Training Agent Management:
      1. Offer training opportunities on an equal basis to all employers and apprentices. (See OAR 839-011-0084)
      2. Grant equal treatment and opportunity for all apprentices through reasonable working and training conditions and apply those conditions to all apprentices uniformly. (See OAR 839-011-0200, Council Policy # 13)
      3. Provide training at a cost equivalent to that incurred by currently participating employers and apprentices. (See OAR 839-011-0084)
      4. An employer shall not be required to sign a collective bargaining agreement or join an association as a condition of participation. (See OAR 839-011-0162)
      5. Determine the adequacy of an employer to furnish proper on-the-job training in accordance with the provisions of these Standards. (See ORS 660.137)
      6. Require all employers requesting approved training agent status to complete a training agent application and comply with all Oregon State apprenticeship laws and the appropriate apprenticeship Standards. (See ORS 660.137)
      7. Submit approved training agent agreements to the Apprenticeship and Training Division within 10 working days of committee approval with a copy of the agreement and/or the list of approved training agents and committee minutes where approval was granted. (See OAR 839-011-0170)
      8. Make periodic checks of approved training agents and withdraw approval when approval qualifications are no longer met or when it appears to the committee that the employer is in violation of the terms of the apprenticeship agreement, standards, rules, regulations and policies of the committee or OSATC. (See ORS 660.137)
      9. If a committee acts to withdraw training agent status from an employer the action must be recorded in the committee minutes and submitted to the Apprenticeship and Training Division within 10 working days of the committee action. (See OAR 839-011-0170)
    8. COUNCIL REQUIRED POLICIES: (See ORS 660.120 – ORS 660.137)
      1. Credit for prior experience

        The committee will grant credit for legal previous experience based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the apprentice in accordance with the committee’s published procedure.

      2. OJT requirements (hours, work processes, rotation/partial rotation, monthly progress reports, timelines, applicable penalties)

        Apprentices can work only for approved training agent as assigned by the committee. Apprentices must record and submit completed on-the-job training hours reports in accordance with the committee’s published policies and procedures.

      3. Related training requirements (attendance, grades)

        Apprentices must attend and satisfactorily complete with a ‘C” or better classroom instruction as directed by the committee or the committee’s authorized representative as described in the committee’s published policies.

      4. Complaint procedures

        The committee will promptly and fairly resolve any complaints brought to its attention.

      5. Process for the review and evaluation of apprentice progress

        The committee will regularly review and evaluate the progress of each apprentice as to job performance and related instruction.

      6. Advancement requirements (re-rates, completions)

        The committee will advance apprentices to the next level in the wage progression when they demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

      7. Disciplinary process (appearances, holds, cancellations)

        The committee will take corrective action for any failure to satisfy program requirements in accordance with the committee’s published policies.

      8. Training agent requirements (approval, discipline, removal)

        The committee will recognize an employer as an approved training agent when (and as long as) the employer demonstrates that it meets all qualifications established by the committee.

      9. Traveling training agent policy

        Approved training agents from other jurisdictions must meet this committee’s training agent requirements to be approved as a traveling training agent.

      10. Initial employment policy

        Applicants who have been placed in the ranked pool of eligibles will be afforded a reasonable opportunity for employment and will only be removed from the pool in accordance with the committee’s published policy and procedures.

      11. Placement procedures for out-of-work apprentices

        Unemployed apprentices in good standing with the committee will be given the opportunity for re-employment as soon as possible and prior to indenturing new apprentices.

      12. License requirements, including exam referral and completion requirements (for licensed trades only)

        The committee will ensure that all apprentice training satisfies the requirements of the appropriate license.

    9. Optional Policies
      1. Supervision Policy

        Apprentices shall work under supervision at all times.

      2. Phased Supervision

        The committee will advance an apprentice to phased supervision when (and as long as) the apprentice demonstrates that it meets all qualifications established by the committee.

      3. Within six (6) months from the date of registration as an apprentice, pass college placement tests in Math (passing score 27), Writing (passing score 42), and reading (passing score 61) at Clackamas Community College.Individuals who do not receive the passing score as posted above within the six month time frame will be scheduled for remedial classes and must attend.

    10. Composition of Committee:
      1. Joint apprenticeship and training committees must be composed of an equal number of employee and employer representatives composed of at least four principal members but no more than eight principal members. An alternate member may be appointed for each principal member. A quorum shall consist of at least two employer members and two employee members. (See ORS 660.135; OAR 839-011-0074)
      2. Trades apprenticeship and training committees must be composed of an equal number of employee and employer representatives composed of one principal employee and one principal employer member for each occupation covered by the trades committee. An alternate member may be appointed for each principal member. A quorum shall consist of at least two employer members and two employee members. (See ORS 660.145; OAR 839-011-0074)
      3. Employee representatives shall not be supervisors as defined by the National Labor Relations Act (as amended). (See OAR 839-011-0074)
      4. Employee representatives shall be skilled practitioners of the trade, except;
      5. A labor organization which is the recognized bargaining representative may designate elected representatives as employee members. (See ORS 660.135 & OAR 839-011-0074)
      6. The committee shall elect a chairperson and a secretary from the committee members. One of the offices must be held by an employer member and one office must be held by an employee member.
      7. Committee members or officers may be removed for failure to abide by ORS 660 or the rules and policies of the council or committee. (See OAR 839-011-0078)
      8. The program administered by this committee is a: JATC
        (See ORS 660.135) or (ORS660.145)
        The employer representatives shall be:
        (See attached committee list)The employee representatives shall be:
        (See attached committee list)
    11. SUBCOMMITTEE:
      Subcommittee(s) may be approved by the sponsor but may only recommend actions to the parent Committee.
    12. TRAINING DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR/ADMINISTRATOR/CONTACT PERSON:
      The Sponsor may employ a person(s) as a full or part-time Training Coordinator(s)/Training Director(s)/Administrator(s). This person(s) will assume responsibilities and authority for the operation of the program as are specifically delegated by the Sponsor.

Marianne Carley
West Coast P.M. Services, Inc.
15800 SW Boones Ferry Road Suite B-3
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503.675.0548
Fax: 503.675.0543
Email: info@areaonejatc.com
Website: areaonejatc.com

RANKING SYSTEM POINTS

Applicants will be placed in descending order in the RANKED POOL OF ELIGIBLES based on the numeric score they accrue based on the point evaluation system below. Points will not be given unless the applicant provides supporting documentation required (official transcripts, completion of service, honorable discharge, documents detailing experience etc.).

Documented work experience with:Points

1.1038 Plumbing Training Agent
1 point per 100 hoursl
5
2.Registered Training Agent Plumbing Contractor
.8 point per 100 hours
5
3.Plumbing Contractor non Training Agent
.5 point per 100 hours
5
4.Construction related experience
.5 point per 100 hours of work
5
5.Industry related experience (suppliers)
.4 point per 100 hours
5
6.Work Experience not related to construction
.2 point per 100 hours
5

Miscellaneous

1.Military Experience with other than a Dishonorable Discharge, Peace Corp, etc.
with plumbing 1 point per 6 months
without plumbing .5 point per 6 months
5
2.Letter of recommendation
Registered Training Agent 1 point
Previous employer .5 point
3
3.Valid Drivers License 3
4.Pre-apprenticeship graduate*
Within the previous 5-years
5

Education

1.Courses that require following written directions to complete projects
(drafting, blueprint reading, pattern making design, driver’s education, etc.)
1 point per semester credit or equivalent
l
10
2.Current First Aid Certification 2
3.High school diploma 5
4.High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA or better 2
5.GED 3
TOTAL POINTS 65

* Graduate of pre-apprenticeship program, with an emphasis on construction or the trades, jointly approved by the JATC and OSATC that has not been approved for direct entry into the plumber program. Youth Build is considered benchmark program.