Some of our apprentices are getting their community work hours in by helping build/redo bleachers at The Ottawa County Fairgrounds!
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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
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.
RENEW YOUR OSHA 10 OR 30
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: https://mustondemand.puresafety.com/Ondemand/Home
Stainless Steel Welding Class
Any journeyman or apprentice interested in stainless class can contact the school office @ 419-382-3080
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)
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
Know someone who is looking for a great career in construction?
Ironworkers are accepting applications:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Valid drivers license
- High School Diploma or GED
There is a $10 non refundable application fee charged.
Applications can be filled out at:
1078 Atlantic Ave Toledo, Ohio 43609
from 9:00am till 3:00pm Wednesday and Thursday.