POLICIES

Minimum Requirements

Prior to applying, all candidates must meet all the minimum requirements as outlined and must upload scans/images of all supporting documents proving successful completion of all requirements, equivalency letters(s), transcripts, courses, licences, certificates, degrees, etc… to their applications when they apply during the annual application acceptance periods: intake one December 1 to February 28 and intake two May 1 to June 30. Completing this process does not guarantee you a job or an apprenticeship. Any false statement made on this application is sufficient grounds for rejection of the application. This process is designed to ensure applicants meet the requirements of the HVACR trade and to provide contractors with a list of qualified applicants. Applications/uploaded documents will not be accepted after 4 pm on February 28 for intake one, and June 30 for intake two, each year. All fees associated with applying are the responsibility of the applicant.

Course Equivalencies

Those who have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma but have failed to successfully complete all of the Ontario Secondary School required courses but have successfully completed college/university level “Math”, ”English”, “Physics,” or “Chemistry” courses that may or may not be equivalent, will be required to indicate “equivalency” under each requirement and to upload original transcripts from their college/university to their application, outlining course level and specific required course (“Math”, ”English”, “Physics,” or “Chemistry”) equivalencies.

The Committee will then evaluate the transcripts for the course that may or may not be equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma including; Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics OR Chemistry. Candidates are responsible for any fees that may be associated with this process and for uploading all required transcripts to their applications when they apply. Based on the uploaded transcripts, the Committee will determine if the candidate fulfills the basic educational requirements.

Those who have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma but have failed to successfully complete all of the Ontario Secondary School required courses but have obtained a college HVACR diploma, can request a course requirement equivalency letter from their HVACR college program coordinator. These applicants should indicate “yes” under each required course on the application and to upload both original transcripts from their college plus the college course equivalency letter to their applications. Many Ontario HVACR college programs will provide equivalency letters for their HVACR program graduates for this application.

Foreign Credentials

When (or equivalent for those educated outside of North America) is indicated, original documents plus an official translation in English or French must be assessed by an official assessment service recommended through the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), a unit of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and referred by Human Resources and Development Canada. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Official Document Services and the International Centre for Assessment Services of Canada (ICAS) and World Education Services (WES) are commonly recommended services. The candidate is responsible for all fees associated with translation and assessment.

The candidate must upload the official translation and original documents from the assessment service to their application that clearly outlines each Ontario Secondary School course requirement equivalency including grade level, when they apply and before the application deadlines each year. The Committee will then evaluate this assessment for course matter materials that may or may not be equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma including; Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry. Based on this assessment, the Committee will determine if the candidate fulfills the basic educational requirements.

GED

A GED is equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma, however, it does not include the following required courses that must be obtained in addition to the GED and prior to applying for an apprenticeship; Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Chemistry.

Home-schooled Applicants

The Apprentice Intake Committee will consider home-schooled applicants if they can provide proof of receiving the required Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as an OSSD transcript showing the successful completion of all mandatory required courses for this program or the ICAS equivalent for all of the above (as per the Foreign Credentials policy).

Application Evaluation Process & Hiring An Apprentice

Application assessments by the Apprentice Intake Committee will begin in January for intake one and mid-May for intake two. The highest scoring candidates will be contacted by March 31 for intake one and July 31 for intake two and will proceed to testing.

Once assessed after testing, the highest scoring candidates are then selected for interviews. After a full evaluation of each candidates’ applications, test results, interview results and grand total scores by the Committee, the overall highest scoring candidates will then be accepted into the first year apprenticeship program and will be placed on the ‘Available for hire’ list which can be accessed at any time by ORAC members at oraca.ca, by request or for UA Local 787 contactors, by clicking ‘Contact us’. Candidates from this list can be hired at any time.

To hire a candidate from the list as a first year apprentice, the following process must be followed by the hiring contractor;

  • Prior to offering employment to each qualified candidate, contractors must supply written confirmation to the Communications & Program Manager from the UA Local 787 by email that they have complied with the Apprentice Intake Procedures, Article 5:03 (a) of the Collective Agreements and all other Ministry or Regulatory Rules.
  • Once the above mandatory compliance has occurred, an official offer of employment with start date for the candidate(s) must be emailed to the Communications & Program Manager at info@ApprenticeHVACR.ca from the hiring contractor.
  • Once the offer of employment is received, contractors/candidates will be emailed a Candidate Compliance form from the Communications & Program Manager indicating the candidate is qualified and has been accepted into the HVACR first year apprenticeship program.
  • The contractor/candidate must then provide the Candidate Compliance form plus the offer of employment from the hiring contractor to the UA Local 787.
  • The Union will then issue a ‘Referral Slip’ to the candidate/contractor. The candidate may be employed by the contractor as an apprentice once the ‘Referral Slip’ has been received.

Candidates must be employed by contractors as a first year apprentices within five business days of the start date indicated on their employment letter or the candidates’ status will be changed from ‘Hired’ to ‘Available for hire’, placing them on the list to be hired by any contractor.

Candidates will remain on the list for a maximum of two years. After two years, applicants must reapply to the program. Candidates from the list will be disqualified from the program if they accept employment with a contractor for any position other than a first year apprenticeship.

Potential candidates with first year apprenticeship job offers from UA Local 787 signatory contractors must include this information where indicated on their applications. Those with confirmed job offers will be considered for the program during the annual intake periods.

Candidates must upload their transcripts, licences, diplomas, etc., as indicated for verification. If the required documents are not uploaded to the application, the application will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be processed (tested/interviewed) any time from February to April and July to August. Candidates will only be processed outside that time period at the sole discretion of the Apprentice Intake Committee.

Mandatory Reading Requirements

Read and understand the following policies before applying to become an HVACR apprentice;

  • Privacy Policy
  • Consent Agreement
  • Apprenticeship Standards Policy

Refrigeration Workers Local 787 /O.R.A.C. Training Fund Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC)

Effective January 1, 2005

JTAC’s Board of Trustees may revise this Privacy Policy without notice, If they change JTAC’s personal information management practices, are required by law to make certain revisions, or for any other reason.

A. Privacy Statement

The Trustees are committed to protecting the privacy of the HAC members and students and the confidentiality of their personal information and personal health information, in a manner that complies with the relevant privacy legislation.

The terms of this Privacy Policy accord with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). PIPEDA only applies to the JTAC to the extent that it collects, uses, or discloses personal information and personal health Information in the course of commercial activities.

B. Application of the Plan’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of personal Information and personal health Information by:

  • JTAC’s Board of Trustees;
  • Third parties to whom JTAC transfers personal information for processing, including the governments of Ontario and Canada;
  • Persons, both individuals and organizations, who perform services on behalf of the JTAC, in respect of the JTAC’s purposes and not for their own purposes, Including the JTAC’s consultants, accountants, and lawyers; and
  • UA Local787 (the Union) and O.R.A.C. and its member contractors when they are receiving consistent with the purposes of the JTAC.

This Privacy Policy applies to personal Information and personal health information about the JTAC’s prospective, current, and former members and students, whether living or deceased.

This Privacy Policy does not apply:

  • To personal information or personal health Information about JTAC employees, unless the employees are members of JTAC or students and the information Is being used by JTAC for administration purposes;
  • To any collections, uses, or disclosures of personal information and personal health information that do not relate to the administration of JTAC and are not otherwise permitted or required by the relevant Trust Agreements;
  • To the Union In respect of the Union’s activities that do not relate to the administration of the JTAC; or
  • To O.R.A.C. and contributing employers’ activities that do not relate to the administration of the JTAC.

 

C. The Plan’s Privacy Practices

  1. Accountability

1.1                  The Trustees have designated two Chief Privacy Officers: The JTAC Training Director and a member of the Board of Trustees. The Training Director, Shane McCarthy can be reached by telephone at 905.790.9662 extension 22 or by e-mail at shane.mccarthy@jtac787.org. The Trustee Chief Privacy Officer Is Tony Finelli. He can be reached by telephone at 905.790.1019 or by e-mail at tony@ualocal787.org. Both Chief Privacy Officers can be reached by mail at 419 Deerhurst Drive, Brampton, ON L6T 5K3.

1.2                  JTAC protects personal Information in its custody and under its control.

1.3                  The Trustees’ approach is to obtain contractual commitments from third parties to whom the JTAC have transferred personal information, that protect that Information in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation and JTAC’s Privacy Policy.

  1. Identifying Purposes

2.1                  JTAC collects personal Information for the purpose of administering training and other programs In accordance with the Trust Agreement, legislative requirements, government administrative requirements and the Trustees’ fiduciary and other legal obligations.

  1. Consent

3.1                  JTAC obtains consent from members and trainees for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information and personal health Information. When JTAC collects, uses, or discloses personal information or personal health information for a purpose other than the Identified purposes, JTAC documents the new purpose and obtains the Individual’s consent.

3.2                  When express consent is required, JTAC generally uses preprinted forms both to obtain consent and to collect Information. JTAC may also use these forms to advise members and students of the use that will be made of the information; to which types of organizations the Information may be transferred or disclosed, if any; and of their right to withdraw their consent, together with the consequences of the withdrawal.

3.3                  JTAC obtains consent directly from the individual about whom the Information relates. JTAC may also obtain consent from an Individual who is an authorized representative or substitute decision-maker, such as a legal guardian or a person having power of attorney. JTAC does not accept consent from the Union, O.R.A.C. or employers on behalf of a member, student or any other individual.

3.4                  JTAC does not obtain consent in circumstances including, but not limited to, the following:

  • When it is inappropriate to do so;
  • Where legal, medical, or security reasons may make It impossible or impractical to obtain consent; or
  • Where the collection, use, or disclosure is permitted without consent under PIPEDA. For example, In accordance with sub-section 7(3) of PIPEDA*, JTAC does not obtain consent when personal information Is provided to JTAC’s administrators that enables the preparation of forms and reports, such as those required by the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, The Apprenticeship Certification Act, The Environmental Protection Act, The Employment Insurance Act, and the Federal and Provincial Environmental Protections Acts.

4. Limiting Collection

4.1                  JTAC limits the collection of persona I Information to what is necessary for the purpose identified above.

4.2                  JTAC collects personal information and personal health Information about members and students.

4.3                  JTAC collects personal information either directly from the Individual about whom it relates or indirectly from other sources including, but not limited to: employers, the Union, the governments of Ontario and Canada and their agencies.

4.4                  The personal information that JTAC collects includes, but is not limited to: name, age (date of birth), employment status, education, home address, company name, Social Insurance Number(SIN), credit card number, emergency contact, employment history, previous education and training records of achievement, certificates and licenses and a physician’s statement If the student is absent from class.

4.5                  JTAC collects personal Information primarily in writing from a variety of documents including the following: preprinted enrolment, application, identification documents (birth certificate, citizenship certificate, passport, licenses and certificates), and physician’s statement if the student is absent from class.

4.6                  JTAC rarely collects personal information orally, by telephone or by other methods where it is difficult to verify the Identity of the individual or the accuracy of the information.

4.7                  JTAC may also collect personal information by way of mail, fax, couriers, and e-mail.

5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

(a)                   Use

5.1                  JTAC uses personal information and personal health Information for the Identified purposes and in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Trust Agreements, and their fiduciary and other legal obligations.

5.2                  JTAC does not use personal information or personal health Information for purposes unrelated to the administration of JTAC unless permitted or required to do so by law.

5.3                  JTAC collects personal Information about students for the following purposes:

  • To register students in the training programs.
  • To schedule classes.
  • To ensure that attendance requirements are satisfied.
  • To award education and training credits.
  • To process and renew trade certifications and trade licenses.
  • To refer apprentices.
  • To advance apprentices.
  • To maintain accurate student records.
  • To notify the designated contact person In the event of an emergency.
  • To manage the training programs in accordance with its mission and operating objectives.
  • To satisfy Provincial and Federal government reporting requirements such as for Employment Insurance eligibility and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Contract of Apprenticeship.

(b)                   Disclosure

5.4                  In support of the purposes listed above, JTAC may disclose personal information about students to outside Individuals and organizations, including the following: The Trustees of the Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee; the Local Apprenticeship Committee; the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), UA Loca1787 and Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association (O.R.A.C.);The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities; the Technical Standards and Safety Authority; The Ontario Ministry of the Environment; and the Federal Department of the Environment, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Employment Insurance, Some of these disclosures are required by legislation, such as, the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, The Apprenticeship Certification Act and the Employment Insurance Act and other disclosures are required in order for JTAC to fulfill Its contractual obligations.

5.5                  The JTAC does not disclose personal Information for purposes unrelated to the administration of JTAC unless permitted or required to do so by Jaw.

5.6                  Any personal information or personal health information in the custody or under the control of JTAC may be disclosed in order to fulfill the Identified purposes.

5.7                  Types of organizations and individuals to whom the JTAC may disclose Information include, but are not limited to the groups identified under section 5.4 above.

5.8                  JTAC discloses personal Information and personal health Information orally, electronically (by e-mail), by fax, by mail, over the telephone, and in person.

5.9                  At the time of collection, JTAC notifies the Individual that his or her personal information may be disclosed to certain types of organizations or Individuals and obtains the individual’s consent to the disclosure, if it is required.

(c)                   Retention and Destruction

5.10                JTAC retains and destroys personal information in accordance with a Retention and Destruction Plan to be determined by the Trustees.

  1. Accuracy

6.1                  JTAC keeps personal information as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the identified purposes. JTAC also requires the members and students to participate in maintaining the accuracy of their own personal information.

  1. Safeguards

7.1                  JTAC protects personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, including personal information that is in transit, by way of mail, e-mail, fax or other methods.

  1. Openness

8.1                  JTAC has developed and makes available this Privacy Policy, which describes Its Information management practices; provides contact Information for the Chief Privacy Officers; explains how to make an access request and how to make a complaint; and describes the type of personal information and personal health information held by JTAC including a general account of their uses.

  1. Individual Access Requests

9.1                  JTAC responds to written requests from Individuals who seek access to their personal Information In accordance with PIPEDA, subject to any exceptions In sub-section 9(3) of PIPEDA*, or otherwise, that may apply.

9.2                  The JTAC responds to written requests from Individuals who wish to challenge the accuracy and completeness of their Information and to have it amended, in accordance with PIPEDA, subject to any exceptions that may apply.

9.3                  Individuals are advised to contact the Training Director for more information about the relevant procedures.

10. Challenging Compliance

10.1                JTAC receives and responds to written complaints regarding its Information practices, In accordance with PIPEDA.

10.2                JTAC responds to inquiries about its policies and practices relating to the handling of personal Information.

10.3                Individuals are advised to contact Training Director Shane McCarthy, or Trustee Tony Finelli for more information.

*PIPEDA:

Section 7(3)

Disclosure without knowledge or consent

(3) For the purpose of clause 4.3 of Schedule 1, and despite the note that accompanies that douse, on organization may disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the individual only if the disclosure is

a) made to, in the Province of Quebec, an advocate or notary or_ in any other province, a barrister or solicitor who Is representing the organization;

b) for the purpose of collecting a debt owed by the individual to the organization;

c) required to comply with a subpoena or warrant Issued or on order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of Information, or to comply with rules of court relating to the production of records;

c1.                   made to a government Institution or part of a government Institution that has made a request jar the information, Identified its lawful authority to obtain the information and indicated that

i. it suspects that the information relates to national security, the defence of Canada or the conduct of International affairs,

ii. the disclosure Is requested jar the purpose of enforcing any low of Canada, a province or a foreign jurisdiction, carrying out an Investigation relating to the enforcement of any such low or gathering intelligence for the purpose of enforcing any such law, or

iii. the disclosure is requested for the purpose of administering any low of Canada or a province;

d) made on the initiative of the organization to on Investigative body, a government institution or a part of a government Institution and the organization

i. has reasonable grounds to believe that the information relates to a breach of an agreement or a contravention of the laws of Canada, a province or a foreign jurisdiction that has been Is being or is about to be committed, or

ii. suspects that the Information relates to national security, the defence of Canada or the conduct of International affairs;

e) made to a person who needs the information because of an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual and, if the individual whom the information is about is alive, the organization informs that individual in writing without delay of the disclosure;

f) for statistical, or scholarly study or research, purposes that cannot be achieved without disclosing the information, it is impracticable to obtain consent and the organization informs the commissioner of the disclosure before the information is disclosed;

g) made to an Institution whose junctions include the conservation of records of historic or archival importance, and the disclosure is made jar the purpose of such conservation;

h) made after the earlier of

i. one hundred years after the record containing the Information was created., and

ii. twenty years after the death of the individual whom the information is about;

h1.                  of information that is publicly available and is specified by the regulations;

h2.                  made by an investigative body and the disclosure Is reasonable for purposes related to investigating a breach of an agreement or a contravention of the lows of Canada or a province; or

i. required by law.

Section 9(3)

When access may be refused

  1. Despite the note that accompanies clause 4.9 of Schedule l, an organization is not required to give access to personal information only if

a) the information Is protected by solicitor-client privilege;

b) to do so would reveal confidential commercial information;

c) to do so could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual;

c1.                   the information was collected under paragraph 7(1)(b); or

i. the Information was generated in the course of a formal dispute resolution process.

However, in the circumstances described In paragraph (b) or (c), if giving access to the information would reveal confidential commercial information or could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual as the case may be, and that information is severable from the record containing any other Information for which access is requested, the organization shall give the individual access after severing.

The Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC) collects personal information about students in a variety of ways, for example, in writing on the application form, by way of supporting documents like the driver’s license, orally over the telephone, and electronically through email. The personal information that JTAC collects about students includes the following: name, home address, company name, date of birth, Social Insurance Number (SIN), emergency contact, employment history, previous education and training records of achievement, certificates and licenses and a physician’s statement if the student is absent from class.

JTAC collects personal information about students for the following purposes:

-To register students in the training programs

-To schedule classes

-To ensure that attendance requirements are satisfied

-To award education and training credits

-To process and renew trade certifications and trade licenses

-To refer apprentices

-To advance apprentices

-To maintain accurate student records

-To notify the designated contact person in the event of an emergency

-To manage the training programs in accordance with its mission and operating objectives.

-To satisfy Provincial and Federal government reporting requirements such as for Employment Insurance eligibility and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Contract of Apprenticeship.

In addition to collecting personal information, JTAC generates personal information about students in connection with their participation in the training programs, such as, their marks, status, and attendance.

In support of the purposes listed above, JTAC may disclose personal information about students to outside individuals and organizations, including the following: The Trustees of the Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee; the Local Apprenticeship Committee; the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), UA Local 787 and Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association (O.R.A.C.); The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities; the Technical Standards and Safety Authority; The Ontario Ministry of the Environment; and the Federal Department of the Environment, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Employment Insurance. Some of these disclosures are required by legislation, such as, the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, The Apprenticeship Certification Act and the Employment Insurance Act and other disclosures are required in order for JTAC to fulfill its contractual obligations.

Consent

I consent to the collection and use of my personal information by JTAC for the purposes listed above.

I consent to the disclosure of the personal information that JTAC collects about me and also, the personal information that JTAC generates about me in connection with the training programs, for the purposes listed above.

I understand that if I do not consent, JTAC will not be able to process my trade certification and other training results1 which may prevent my advancement.

As an Apprentice, you will be required to maintain a certain Code of Conduct or ‘Standards’.

 

These ‘Standards’ are specifically outlined and defined below:

 

APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS OF THE JOINT TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

 

REFRIGERATION WORKERS

 

LOCAL 787 – O.R.A.C.

 

TRAINING FUND

 

REVISED – JANUARY 1996

1. DEFINITION OF A JOINT TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

 

The Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (J.T.A.C.) is composed of four (4) representatives appointed by the Refrigeration Workers of Ontario Local 787 of the United Association of Journeypersons and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, and four (4) representatives appointed by the Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (O.R.A.C.).

 

 

The Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787, the Local 787 Bylaws2 and the UA Constitution3 extend full authority to the J.T.A.C. to establish, amend and supervise the provisions of these Apprenticeship Standards.

 

Should the Apprentice fail to satisfy these Apprenticeship Standards and discipline becomes necessary, the J.T.A.C. decision shall be final and binding upon the Apprentice, the Employer, O.R.A.C. and Local 787.

 

The J.T.A.C. has been appointed as a Local Apprenticeship Committee (L.A.C.) by the Director of Apprenticeship as provided in the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act (the “Act”). As a Local Apprenticeship Committee, the J.T.A.C. is authorized to indenture Apprentices and is governed by the terms of reference and duties outlined by the Director of Apprenticeship.

 

The J.T.A.C. shall be responsible for the administration and operation of all Apprenticeship training and Journeyperson upgrading programs offered to the membership of Local 787.

 

The J.T.A.C. will administer the Training Fund in accordance with the terms and conditions of the declaration of trust titled the “Refrigeration Workers Local 787-O.R.A.C. Training Fund”.

 

Acknowledging the management rights of the Employer, nothing in these Apprenticeship Standards is to be construed as to relieve the Employer of his/her responsibilities.

 

Wherever the term “Employer” is used in these Apprenticeship Standards it means the Employer for whom the Apprentice is working and from whom the Apprentice is receiving wages.

2. DEFINITION OF AN APPRENTICE

 

An Apprentice is a person who is indentured for a minimum period to the Training Fund (J.T.A.C./L.A.C.) for the purpose of learning the trade of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic as required by the Act. The Apprentice will attend all courses of study as required by the Act and by the J.T.A.C.

 

The Apprentice will work under the supervision of a Journeyperson as required by the Contractor/Employer and shall follow the instructions and direction of the Journeyperson.

 

The responsibility of an Apprentice is covered under the direction of the Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee/Local Apprenticeship Committee.

3. REQUIREMENTS

(a) EDUCATION

 

As a minimum entry requirement, applicants must possess a Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) as established by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Mandatory credits required are Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math and either Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry. Applicants must submit high school transcripts and all other supporting documents, at the time of application to the J.T.A.C.

(b) DRIVER’S LICENCE

 

Applicants must hold a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s licence, and be willing to produce a driving abstract from the Ministry of Transportation if requested by a potential Employer.

(c) PHYSICAL CONDITION

 

Applicants shall be in physical condition to perform all aspects of the work of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade.

 

(d) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Each applicant after submitting a completed application may be interviewed and/or required to take various tests adopted by the J.T.A.C.

4. PROBATIONARY REQUIREMENTS

(a) Each applicant approved as an acceptable candidate for apprenticeship and referred to employment with a contributing Employer by Local 787 shall serve a probationary period of 90 days. Should the Employer determine that an extension of the probationary period is warranted the Employer must advise the J.T.A.C. of the reasons and indicate the requested extension.

 

No probationary period shall exceed six {6) months.

(b) The J.T.A.C. has established these Apprenticeship Standards including standards for related classroom instruction.

 

  1. The probationary Apprentice must satisfy the Apprenticeship Standards established by the J.T.A.C.

 

  1. Any probationary Apprentice who does not satisfy the Apprenticeship Standards shall be expelled from the J.T.A.C. Apprenticeship Program.

 

  1. Any probationary Apprentice who is considered for expulsion may be given a hearing before the J.T.A.C.

 

  1. The records for each probationary Apprentice shall be reviewed at the end of the probationary period.

(c) The Apprentice records shall be maintained by J.T.A.C. office and shall consist of the following:

 

 

  • periodic reports from the Apprentice
  • periodic reports from the Employer
  • attendance and grades in the J.T.A.C. Training Program, if applicable
  • disciplinary action related to J.T.A.C. instruction
  • disciplinary action related to employment (Employer)

(d) Any probationary Apprentice determined to be unsatisfactory after a review of the probationary records shall be expelled from the J.T.A.C. Apprenticeship Program.

(e) Based upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period of employment, the Employer, the J.T.A.C. and Local 787 acknowledge the probationary Apprentice to be satisfactory and approved to be indentured.

5. INDENTURING OF APPRENTICES

(a) Apprentices who satisfactorily complete the probationary period will be indentured to the Training Fund (J.T.A.C. /L.A.C.) by the J.T.A.C.

(b) The apprenticeship contract consists of five (5) terms of 1800 hours each (total 9,000 hours) and the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Province of Ontario Apprenticeship Branch in school training. No credits or training exemptions will be granted.

(c) Once the apprenticeship contract is signed, the Apprentice cannot request an evaluation for the purpose of obtaining credits or training exemptions.

(d) Apprentices to be indentured will provide the J.T.A.C Training Director with all information required for registration.

(e) Apprentices to be indentured will be granted credit for time worked during the probationary period.

(f) The J.T.A.C. Training Director will write up the Apprenticeship contract according to these Standards, sign the apprenticeship contract on behalf of the Training Fund (J.T.A.C. /LA.C.) and register the Apprentices with the appropriate Province of Ontario Ministry or Agency responsible for apprenticeship.

(g) Once indentured, the Apprentice and the Employer are committed to a term of employment/training by the contract of apprenticeship with the Training Fund (J.T.A.C. /LA.C.). Prior to changing Employers the Apprentice must submit a written request for transfer to the J.T.A.C. detailing reasons for the change/transfer. Approval for change/transfer will not be unreasonably withheld.

(h) The J.T.A.C. Office will act as liaison with the Ministry assigned Industrial Training Consultant and the Employer to ensure that Apprentices are scheduled for ministry school (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) in a timely fashion. Apprentices must attend ministry school when scheduled. Apprentices are not to postpone ministry school without the agreement of the J.T.A.C. Office.

(i) Once indentured, Apprentices will complete the UA Program “Your Heritage and Future in the Pipe Trades” and then be initiated into Local 787.

 

 

 

6. RELATED INSTRUCTIONS- J.T.A.C. PROGRAMS

(a) Any Apprentice who is absent from related instructional J.T.A.C. class sessions or fails to complete the J.T.A.C. home study units must satisfactorily complete all such work before being advanced to the next level of J.T.A.C. training.

(b) In the event an Apprentice fails to fulfill all obligations regarding J.T.A.C. classroom training or J.T.A.C. home study units or the Province of Ontario Apprenticeship Branch in school training, the J.T.A.C. shall initiate disciplinary action.

(c) The instructional material recommended by the J.T.A.C. shall be adopted as course of study material and each Apprentice shall purchase such material for personal study during the apprenticeship training period.

7. WORK EXPERIENCE

 

To enable the Apprentice to qualify as a skilled Journeyperson at the conclusion of the apprenticeship contract, the Employer, subject to the nature of the Employer’s business, shall insure the Apprentice is given the opportunity to work in all aspects of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade.

8. HOURS OF WORK

 

Apprentices shall work the established hours of work as set out in the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787, except that no Apprentice shall be allowed to work overtime if it interferes with attendance at related J.T.A.C. instructional classes.

9. HOURS CREDITED TOWARDS THE APPRENTICESHIP CONTRACT

(a) Apprentices will be credited up to 8 hours worked per day towards their apprenticeship contract. Maximum worked hours to be credited per month will be the number of working days per month times (x) the regular working hours per day.

(b) Apprentices who work in excess of the maximum hours specified in (A) will not be credited those hours (overtime) towards their apprenticeship contract.

(c) Apprentices will be credited 8 hours per day towards their apprenticeship contract while attending in school training provided by the Province of Ontario Apprenticeship Training Branch (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced). In order to obtain these credits Apprentices must advise the J.T.A.C. office when they are attending Ministry School and must submit a transcript with their final grades to the J.T.A.C. office at the completion of each in school training period.

(d) Apprentices who fail Ministry School (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced) will not be credited that time towards their apprenticeship contract.

(e) Apprentices will be credited for participation in J.T.A.C. designated training programs provided Apprentices satisfactorily complete the programs at the standards established by the J.T.A.C.

10. RESPONSIBILITIES OF APPRENTICES 

Apprentices shall:

(a) Be knowledgeable of the J.T.A.C. Apprenticeship Standards, the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787, the UA Constitution and the Local 787 Bylaws.

(b) Conduct themselves at all times in a credible, ethical and professional manner.

(c) Develop safe working habits and conduct themselves in their work in such a manner as to assure their own safety and the safety of other workers.

(d) Perform diligently and faithfully the work of the trade and perform such other duties as may be assigned in accordance with the provisions of these Apprenticeship Standards and the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787.

(e) Maintain records of on the job training and related instruction as may be required by the J.T.A.C. and/or the Province of Ontario Apprenticeship Training Branch.

(f) Maintain their current address with the Ministry assigned Industrial Training Consultant.

(g) Maintain payroll records as evidence of worked hours and file the J.T.A.C. Apprentice Status Report with the J.T.A.C. office before being advanced to the next term of the apprenticeship contract in accordance with Article 14:04 of the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787 (rate referral slip).

(h) Submit a written request for change of employment to the J.T.A.C. detailing reasons for the move prior to changing Employers as stipulated in section S{G) of the Apprenticeship Standards.

(i) Contact the J.T.A.C. Training Director immediately on leaving the trade as an Apprentice or becoming employed by a non-contributing employer in order to have the apprenticeship contract terminated or transferred to the non-contributing employer.

(j)Write the Certificate of Qualification examination 3 months before completion of the apprenticeship contract.

(k) Successfully pass the Certificate of Qualification examination no later than three months after completion of the apprenticeship contract or be terminated from the J.T.A.C. program.

11. WAGES AND ADVANCEMENT

(a) The progressively increasing schedule of wages for Apprentices shall be that schedule established within the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787.

(b) Before an Apprentice is advanced to the next term of the apprenticeship contract or to Journeyperson status, the J.T.A.C. Training Director shall evaluate all records to determine whether advancement has been earned by satisfying these Apprenticeship Standards. In determining whether or not the Apprentice has satisfied these Apprenticeship Standards, the J.T.A.C. Training Director shall be guided by the records of the Apprentice maintained by the J.T.A.C. office.

12. DISCIPLINARY ACTION

(a) The J.T.A.C. has full authority to discipline an Apprentice by postponing the advancement from one level of the related instructional J.T.A.C. class sessions or the J.T.A.C. home study units to the next level of training.

(b) The J.T.A.C. has full authority to terminate an Apprentice from the J.T.A.C. Training Program at any time for failure to comply with the J.T.A.C. Apprenticeship Standards. In the event an Apprentice is terminated from the J.T.A.C. Training Program, Local 787, O.R.A.C. and the Employer will be notified of the J.T.A.C. action.

(c) Before invoking disciplinary action, the J.T.A.C. must notify the Apprentice by registered mail and the Apprentice must appear before the J.T.A.C. If the Apprentice fails to appear before the J.T.A.C. after due notice, disciplinary action will be invoked without a hearing.

13. ADJUSTING DIFFERENCES

The J.T.A.C. shall hear and consider all complaints concerning these Apprenticeship Standards. The J.T.A.C. shall make such rulings as deemed necessary in each individual case.

14. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF TRAINING

An Apprentice who successfully completes the J.TAC Training Program shall be awarded a certificate by the J.T.A.C.

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1 Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787 Articles 5:02 a) and b), 5:03 a), 6:04, 7:04, 14:04 and 16:02

2 Local 787 Bylaws Articles 3.04 and 3.05

3 UA Constitution Sections 151. a) and b)

“Nothing stated in these Apprenticeship Standards shall be construed to contravene the Collective Agreements between O.R.A.C. and Local 787. In any matters of dispute, the Collective Agreements shall prevail.”

 

Alison ChenPOLICIES