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Advanced Layout and Total Station course

This 40-hour course is designed to prepare instructors to teach advanced layout and total station course. A limited number of spots are also open to Ironworkers sponsored by an employer that wants them to learn and use advanced layout principals and total stations on the job. Enrollment in this course is conditional on meeting some requirements.

Open to Journeyman only~ July 17-21 8am-5pm

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

On your own for transportation & Lodging

Please contact Phil to register by June 16, 2017 419-266-0317

4 Year College vs. 4 Year Ironworkers Apprenticeship & College

Career Choice

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex.  The JATC shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship activities and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30; Ohio Administrative code 5101:11; and the equal employment opportunity regulations of the State of Ohio.

Test Date for New Applicants

Test date for new applicants is Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9AM. To participate in this test date please fill out our application at the Apprenticeship School, Wednesday or Thursday from 9-3. Make sure to have your $10 application fee, VALID drivers’ license and a copy of your GED, HS Diploma or Transcripts.


OSHA does not put an expiration date on OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 cards.  However, it is still the responsibility of the employer to provide it’s employees with a safe and healthful workplace.  With that being said, many of our general contractors are requiring that your OSHA 10 and or OSHA 30 not be older than 3 years old.  At the training center we will be providing monthly courses in either OSHA 10 or 30 so that we can meet these needs.  I caution workers from signing up with some of these online OSHA 10 an OSHA 30 courses. Many of these online courses  will not produce a certification card from the Dept. of Labor. They will give you a certificate of completion of that course which is not the same as an “OSHA CARD”

If you can not make one of our classes and need to update this card I would recommend this site:



Northwest Ohio Labor Fest

It’s time for our 3rd annual Northwest Ohio Labor Fest.  This Labor Day tradition was started to provide a forum for our Union Members to celebrate Labor Day with our families as unified workers, and to collectively give back to our community.

Where:  Lucas County Fair Grounds
1406 Key Street
Maumee, OH 43537

When:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm (immediately following parade)

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Medical Marijuana in Ohio:

Medical Marijuana in Ohio:


On September 6, 2016, medical marijuana will become legal in the State of Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Great Lakes Construction Alliance (NWOGLCA) would like to clarify that even though it will be legal in Ohio to use medical marijuana, it will not be acceptable when testing for their substance abuse program. If you test and you are positive under the panel that identifies marijuana and have a legitimate prescription for medical marijuana, you will still be considered non-current.

This will result in a suspension until you go through the process to become current again. This is expressly allowed in the new law and a legal overview is attached. The NWOGLCA is releasing this notice so no participant believes it is acceptable to use medical marijuana while they are working under requirements to be current with the NWOGLCA Substance Abuse Policy.

We strongly encourage communication to employees who need to be current under the policy. The NWOGLCA does not want to see employees caught up in a miscommunication. Again, if you use medical marijuana or marijuana of any type, it is a violation of the substance abuse policy which will lead to a non-current status with a suspension.


Stainless Welding Class

Where: Local 55 Training Center

When:  June 20th thru June 23rd.  4pm till 7pm

How Much?  Free to members.  There will be a free Test coupon given with the completion of the class.

If you would like to attend this class contact me at the school to sign up.  There are only 12 spots available so register early.  If you register and can not make it please call so others can take advantage of this opportunity.

Phil Gluza – 419-266-0317