Osvaldo Cabada Jr.- Training Director
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The Rio Grande Valley Division of the Southeast Texas Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association
Board of Trustees
Rio Grande Valley/Laredo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), representing the pariteis to the local Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) - The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - has dedicated its time to develop an efficient training program so the apprentice can, through a systematic program of schooling and on-the-job training, become a well-qualified electircal worker. The degree of success the JATC has in its operation will depend entirely upon the willingness of all local parties of the electrical industry to cooperate in this joint activity. Quality training remains a high priority with the IBEW and NECA.
The IBEW-NECA segment of the Electrical Construction Industry has attempted to maintain an open door application policy, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or sex and will continue to do so to attract qualified minority and female applicants who become eligible for an oral interview. As a result, the JATC will take affirmitive action to increase the number of minority and female applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and apply for an apprenticeship program, with the goal of increasing the number of minorities and females who apply, are selected, and ultimately become Journey-level members of the Local Union. Tha JATC will demonstrate a good faith effort to recruit, retain and graduate larger numbers of minorities and females in the aid of The Local Union, the Chapter and all participating employers. The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship (EEO) and will operate this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended, and other applicable law and lawful regulations.
Duties of the JATC shall in conformity with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's Standards and Policies and the local CBA, adopt and establisj approved Standards governing the qualification, selection, employment, education and training of all apprentices, and register such Standards with th Registration Agency. The JATC shall also be responsible for the training of Journeyman and others.
Applicant JATC shall see that each apprentice is properly indentured with the JATC (through the execution of an apprenticeship agreement) and registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), referred to as the "Registration Agency."
Apprenticeship Program JATC shall see that each apprentice completes a minimum of 8000 hours of reasonably continuous supervised employment (OJT) and participate in a minimum of 180 hours of related classroom training per year, outside the normal work hours. The JATC shall require each apprentice to satisfactorily complete the NJATC Five-Year Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Course Material. JATC has established six periods of apprenticeship, to be advanced the apprentice must have satisfactorily completed both requirements: 2000 OJT hours with satisfactory performance and first year of Related Training.
Electrical Industry by its very nature, places a high degree of personal responsibility on each individual. While supervision is most often provided on the job, the electrical worker si constantly called upon to make decisions concerning proper performance methodolgoy.
Continuing Education Course Provider JATC is registered with the Texas Department of License and Regulation (TDLR) as a Provider and Apprentice Program approved by the Department of Labor (DOL). To satisfy a subsection of a requirement to complete a 4-hour Continuing Education Course (Sec. 1305.168) for renewal of a Texas Electrician License as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., HB470, Sec.4 with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation www.license.state.tx.us (click on link for information). A Certificate of Completion is awareded to each individual who participates in the course.
Code of Excellence Training through the 7th District the IBEW Local Union and signatory contractors are working to build upon IBEW skill and training advatanges by providing a (4) four to (5) five hour training & education program. This class is offered to employees at jobsites and to apprentices who are members of the IBEW to address issues and preceptions about our performance in the delivery of electrical construction and maintenance services to our customers.
Continuing Education Course
#21592- 4 Hour Class
Every Second Saturday
of Each Month
224 N. McColl
McAllen, TX 78501