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Apprentice & JATC Procedures During COVID-19

GENERAL INFORMATION

We realize that many of you may have questions about Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada as the COVID19 virus expands in reach and intensity. Every day, we closely monitor and analyze developments and statements from local, national and international health agencies, and we are taking actions to comply with their directives, which are based on facts and medical science. We will be updating this post if needed.

As of Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada Office is closed per the Nevada State Mandate.

There is no issue more important to us than making sure we manage this situation as effectively as possible.  At this time the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada has postponed all interviews, meetings and extra classes until further notice. If you would like a refund on an extra class that has started on/after Monday, March 16th 2020, please email info@earnwhileyoulearn.org. Apprentice Regular Classes have been changed to an online format. Apprentices, please check your emails regularly and keep your contact information updated at_ejatc.org.

APPRENTICE DISPATCH

We will be implementing new procedures during the mandate. If an apprentice is laid off, please email the RIF slip to amanda@earnwhileyoulearn.org & 357referral@ibew357.org. Once the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada receives the RIF slip, the apprentice will placed on the out-of-work book. Once a call comes available, the apprentice will received an email with further direction on the dispatch procedures.

Contractors, please email amanda@earnwhileyoulearn.org regarding needing apprentices. If needed, please call Diane at 702-353-9694.

APPRENTICES NOTIFICATION OF WORK CALL-IN, APPRENTICES TIMECARDS, APPRENTICES VA BENEFITS & APPRENTICES EVALUATIONS

Apprentices, please email your work call-ins to jeanette@earnwhileyoulearn.org instead of leaving a message on the office general voice mail. Office voice mails are not monitored at this time.

Apprentices must submit their monthly timecards online at ejatc.org. We are no longer accepting timecards at the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada’s office. Notices of missing timecards will be emailed to the apprentices.

Apprentices receiving VA Benefits, please submit one paycheck stub per month to jeanette@earnwhileyoulearn.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please email jeanette@earnwhileyoulearn.org.

Contractors, we will be sending apprentice evaluations via email. Please submit the apprentice evaluations to jeanette@earnwhileyoulearn.org. Our fax machine is not monitored at this time.

APPRENTICES PAY ISSUES & ACCOUNTING

Please send emails to diane@ejatc.org or call 702-353-9694.

APPRENTICES JOBSITE ISSUES & APPRENTICES ONLINE CLASSROOM ISSUES

Please send emails to doug@ejatc.org or call 702-358-3643.

CONTRACTOR ISSUES

Contractors, if you have any additional concerns or questions, please email director@earnwhileyoulearn.org or call 702-497-5288.

The health authorities tell us that to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we must: wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, heighten cleaning practices, must ensure that 6 feet of social distancing per person for non-family members in maintained, stay away from work when ill, and not travel to areas with high infection rates. All our actions are focused in these areas.

Please be patient with us while we are working remotely. If you have any questions be sure and contact the Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada at info@earnwhileyoulearn.org.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce the 2019 annual graduation ceremony was held on May 11th, 2019 at the IBEW #357 Union hall. The apprentices and guest were addressed by guest speaker Congresswoman Dina Titus. A Dinner sponsored by the Southern Nevada IBEW/NECA LMCC followed the ceremony later that evening at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

This year’s award for Outstanding Apprentice Wireman was received by Jonathan D. Miller and Installer Tech Outstanding Apprentice was received by Brandon K. Parry. The Mike Laux Award (most union meetings attended) was awarded to Steven A. Cuthbert & Sherrod R. Robinson. The Clyde Green Sr. Memorial Award (Highest GPA for minority student) was awarded to Erika Ramirez and Jasmine Johnson. Perfect attendance awards were presented to Steven M. Cuthbert, Brandon K. Parry, Ali M. Ramas, Joshua J. Becker, Sweet Martinez, Jonathan D. Miller, Sherrod R. Robinson and Orin C. Williams.

Madison Burnett, Training Director and Robert Buntjer, Assistant Training Director had the honor of presenting this year’s 29 inside wireman and 7 installer tech. The Wireman graduates are Robert E Andress, Joshua J Becker, Dustin C Bolkan, Brian B Bradford, Jonathan Cadiz, Nicholas Cipollini, Marcus J Coleman, Glenn Cooper, Christopher Crank, Devon T Davis, Michael J Davis, Bruce L Dunn, Brandon Ford, Michael T Fuscarino, Vincent M Garcia, Derek T Gillmore, Eric Goodyear, Anthony C Jennings, Jasmine L Johnson, Oscar Jumelles, Jose L Marquez, Lucas G Marshall, Sweet Martinez, Justin T Miles, Jonathan D Miller, Taylor J Mirabelli, Jake E Morrison, Shaun D Olsen, Daniel W Peterson, Keith M Poeschl, Sherrod R Robinson, Isaac Rodriguez Jr, William D Rosales, Philip Rubio, James M Scott, Kyle J Shea, Nathaniel Simpson, Sylvester A St Cyr III, Robert M Strehlow, Tyron Thomas, Christopher J Valdez, Jonerik Wallace, James S Walos, Jamaine D Williams, Orin C Williams, Brandon L Wojciechowski. The Installer Tech graduates are Steven A Cuthbert, Christopher F George, Kengo J Nakada, Brandon K Parry, Erika Ramirez, Ali M Ramos, and Gregory A Zillich.

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College of Southern Nevada/ACE Credits

College of Southern Nevada Credits

As you all are aware, you have been earning college credits for successful completion of each year of your apprenticeship through the College of Southern Nevada. Those who have complete the five (5) year wireman program have two options with the College of Southern Nevada:  Associate of Applied Science Degree with Inside Wireman Emphasis (60-63 credits) or a Certificate of Achievement with Inside Wireman Emphasis (43 Credits).  As an Installer/ Tech Apprentice in the three (3) year program, you are eligible to qualify for a Certificate of Achievement with Installer/Technician Emphasis. In order to receive your Associate Degree in Applied Science—Trade Union Electrical Apprentice, or a Certificate of Achievement— Trade Union Electrical Apprentice, you must meet the additional credit requirements as set forth by the College of Southern Nevada.  The JATC office staff has detailed credit summaries for those of you who are interested.  Please contact College of Southern Nevada’s Office of Apprenticeship Studies at (702) 651-4163 for further information.

A.C.E. Credits through electrical training ALLIANCE

The American Council on Education (ACE) offers college credits based on the electrical training ALLIANCE curriculum you each will have completed by graduation.  In order to receive these credits, an application must be completed by you (the apprentice) and signed by members of the Committee.  Each application must also be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $45.00 made out to the electrical training ALLIANCE.  Your ACE credit summary will be mailed to your home.

For an application, please see any of the staff members at the JATC.

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