Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
STANDARDS OF APPRENTICESHIP
The New Mexico Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee recognize the need for structured training to maintain the high level of skill and competence demanded in the pipe trades
Registered apprenticeship provides the most practical and sound method to meet that need, to prepare individuals to be skilled craft workers, and to ensure industry an adequate supply of skilled workers.
The Joint Apprentice and Training Committee of Local Union Number 412 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada and the Mechanical Contractor’s Association or the signatory contractors in whose name the local Standards of Apprenticeship will be registered is the Sponsor of the Apprenticeship Program outlined under these Standards of Apprenticeship.
Structure of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC)
Members of the JATC will be selected by the groups they represent.
Membership will be composed of an equal number of representatives of the employer(s) and of the employees represented by a bona fide collective bargaining agent(s).
Technical Assistance – such as that from the Office of Apprenticeship, USDOL, Office of Apprenticeship, and vocational schools-may be requested to advise the JATC.
The Director of the Registration Agency or his/her designee selected from OA or Registration Agency staff shall be an ex-officio member, without vote, of any committee which functions to administer the apprenticeship program.
The JATC will elect a Chairperson and a Secretary, and will determine the time and place of regular meetings which will take place very month.
The Chairperson and Secretary will have the power to vote on all questions affecting the apprenticeship.
The Chairperson and Secretary should rotate among members of the JATC.
Responsibilities of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Cooperate in the selection of apprentices as outlined in the program.
Ensure that apprentices are under written Apprenticeship Agreements and register the local apprenticeship standards and agreements with the State Apprenticeship Agency.
Review and recommend apprenticeship activities in accordance with this program.
Establish the minimum standards of education and experience required of apprentices.
Meet at least once a month to review records and progress of each apprentice in training and recommend improvement or modification in training schedules, schooling and other training activities. Written minutes of the meeting will be kept.
Determine the quality and quantity of experience on the job which apprenticeships should have and to make every effort toward their obtaining it.
Hear and resolve all complaints of violation of Apprenticeship Agreements.
Arrange tests or evaluations for determining the apprentice’s progress in manipulative skills and technical knowledge.
Maintain a record of all apprentices, showing their education, experience, and progress in learning the occupation.
Determine the physical fitness of qualified applicants to perform the work of the occupation that may require a medical examination prior to their employment as apprentices.
Advise apprentices on the need for accident prevention and provide instruction with respect to safety in the workplace.
Certify that apprentices have successfully completed their apprenticeship program.
Notify the State Apprenticeship Agency of all new apprentices to be registered, credit granted, suspensions for any reason, reinstatements, extensions, completions and cancellations with explanation of causes and notice of completions of Apprenticeship Agreements.
Supervise all the provisions of the local standards and be responsible, in general, for the successful operation of the standards by performing the duties here listed by cooperating with public and private agencies which can be of assistance by obtaining publicity to develop public support of apprenticeship and by keeping in constant touch with all parties concerned; apprentices, employers, and journeyworkers.
Provide apprentices with a copy of the written rules and policies and the apprentice will sign an acknowledgement receipt of same. This procedure will be followed whenever revisions or modifications are made to the rules and policies.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE – NMAC 126.96.36.199 (B) (2) (V) and NMAC 188.8.131.52
The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The Sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, as amended and NMAC 11.2.2 EEO in Apprenticeship State Plan.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN – NMAC 184.108.40.206 (B) (2) (V) and NMAC 220.127.116.11
If the sponsor has five or more apprentices, the JATC will adopt an Affirmative Action Plan and Selection Procedures as required under Title 29, CFR part 30. It will be attached as Appendices D & E.