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    Updated On: Dec 01, 2020

    Guidelines for Journeyperson Education and Grants-In-Aid

    Whereas the Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (hereinafter "JATC") is a nonprofit, charitable organization exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and

    Whereas, JATC offers training to apprentice and journeyperson electricians, and

    Whereas, JATC wishes to set forth nondiscriminatory standards and criteria to qualify for such training and any available grants-in-aid; and

    Now, therefore, the Trustees of JATC hereby adopt and approve the following guidelines for journeyperson education and grants-in-aid.

    1. A journeyperson is eligible to enroll in a JATC training course only if: (a) the individual completes an application for the training course at JATC, (b) the course covers a subject within the scope of the individual's work, (c) the individual is a member in good standing and is not in conflict with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 8 (hereinafter "Local 8") as of the date of application and the immediately preceding 36 month period, (d) during that 36 month period, the individual worked at least 1,500 hours in Local 8's jurisdiction for a signatory employer making contributions to JATC pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, and (e) the individual is, at the time of application, working or actively seeking work within the territorial jurisdiction of Local 8.

    2. The Trustees of JATC retain the discretion to waive any of the above criteria as they see fit, provided such discretion is exercised in a nondiscriminatory manner.  The Trustees also reserve the right to charge tuition for any or all of its training courses as they determine from time to time.

    3. An individual who meets the criteria listed above but fails to attend the journeyperson training course for which he/she is registered shall be ineligible to attend any further courses at JATC for one year.  Provided, however, an individual may appeal his/her ineligibility under this Section 3 by filing a written statement to the Training Director explaining the reasons for his/her absence.  The Training Director shall have the sole discretion to approve or deny such an appeal, and the Director's determination shall be final and conclusive.

    4. Any individual who attends a journeyperson training course is expected to be attentive, respectful, and refrain from engaging in conduct which may be detrimental to the JATC.  Any journeyperson who causes disruption, engages in inappropriate or disrespectful behavior, or otherwise fails to follow JATC rules or policies, shall be subject to removal from the training course, loss of any associated grant-in-aid, and/or be deemed ineligible to attend any further courses at  JATC for one year.  Any journeyperson who engages in illegal or dangerous conduct may be deemed ineligible to attend any further courses at JATC permanently or for an indefinite period of time.  Any an individual may appeal his/her ineligibility under this Section 4 by filing a written statement to the Training Director setting forth the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged misconduct.  The Training Director shall have the sole discretion to approve or deny such an appeal, and the Director's determination shall be final and conclusive.

    5. Journeypersons who complete a training course at JATC may be eligible to take the same course in the future, subject to the sole discretion of the Training Director and under such conditions as the Training Director may reasonably impose.

    6. JATC may from time to time, in the sole discretion of its Trustees, offer grants-in-aid to qualified journey persons.  A journeyperson is eligible to receive a grant-in-aid only if the individual satisfies the criteria set forth in Section 1 of these Guidelines.

    7. No apprentice is eligible to receive a grant-in-aid.

    8. Any and all grants-in-aid offered by JATC are made available at the sole discretion of JATC, which shall be exercised in a non-discriminatory manner.  The amount of each grant-in-aid shall be determined by JATC.  There is no guarantee that any such grants-in-aid will be available at any particular time or for any particular course.  JATC retains the authority to discontinue the grants-in-aid program at any time.

    9. Grants-in-aid offered by JATC may be revoked if the recipient journeyperson fails to attend at least 75% of the course sessions.

    10. The Toledo Electrical JATC Board of Trustees has determined to make courses available to members who do not otherwise meet eligibility requirements for education under its Journeyperson Education Guidelines.  Members must comply with the criteria set forth in paragraph #1, letters "A", "B" and "C" above.  Enrollment is subject to availability of seats in each course and payment of tuition ($6.00 X the total number of hours of the course) and purchase of required books and materials.  Applications will be given preference based on the order in which they are received.  No Grants-In-Aid will be available.

    11. The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee has determined that if a journeyperson registers for two or more conflicting classes (i.e., the same start date or the same nights), be reminded, he/she will have to attend whichever class becomes available first.

    12. Journeypersons who are IBEW members not belonging to local eight, but on referral from IBEW local eight may take classes having to pay $6.00 per hour of class time and only be eligible for safety related classes.

    13. The Toledo Electrical JATC Board of Trustees has determined to make SPECIFIC courses available to apprentices with the criteria of an overall grade point average of 80% at applicable apprentice program yearly levels of; 4th or 5th Inside, 3rd or 4th Residential, or 3rd Voice-Data-Video. As determined the Toledo Electrical JATC Board of Trustees, apprentices are eligible to receive a grant-in-aid for those courses and Section 7 does not apply.

    Revised and approved:  December 2018


    Safe Operation Guidelines for Participants at the TEJATC Campus

    We ask that everyone follow the guidelines and the Statement of Policies (SOPs) so we can safely complete these training activities. If there are any questions over the guidelines, when you will have class, or over homework, please contact your primary instructor.

    Before you can enter the building:

    • If you feel sick especially a fever, do NOT come to class. Contact TEJATC and follow SOPs.
    • You must complete COVID-19 Screening Card before or directly upon entering the TEJATC.
    • At 7:30am apprentices will be directed by instructors to go to assigned classrooms. 
    • Don a face covering. Everyone in the building will be required to wear a face covering - covering nose-to-chin. The TEJATC has reusable/washable face covering that will be issued to each apprentice entering the building for the first time, after that it is the responsibility of the apprentice to bring the face covering with them. NO ONE will be allowed in the building without a face covering. If you are denied entry due to not wearing a face covering it will be counted as an absence.

    Upon entering the building:

    • Wash your hands (scrub for 20 seconds) in the closest rest room or use sanitizer upon entry into the room. Once you are in the room and seated at the designated table, getting up and moving around the classroom is prohibited, unless otherwise directed by instructor. There will be no loitering /congregating in the hallways or near the building.

    Throughout the day reducing cross contamination:

    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
    • Follow the processes identified on posted signage.
    • Initially clean your workstation and again before you leave it.  
    • If you enter or leave the room, you should re-sanitize your hands
    • Some room doors will be propped open, including some bathrooms.
    • No close contact and do not share tools, equipment, or material unless sanitized.
    • Drinking fountains are limited to refillable bottle use only – suggest bringing a refillable water bottle.
    •  If you get the urge to sneeze or cough, put on your face covering (if off), cover your nose, mouth, and face covering with a napkin or handkerchief, attempt to delay the to sneeze or cough, immediately leave the room, wash your hands and face thoroughly before returning.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used.

    Breaks and Lunches: Bring a lunch or go out - No microwaves or refrigerators are available. Instructors may approve breaks in rooms. Break and lunch start and stop times will be staggered to prevent congestion. There will be no loitering /congregating in the hallways or near the building.

    Face Covering Breaks: NORTH SHOP

    Initial conditions must be established by and monitored by an instructor: 1) The North shop double doors closed 2) The South exhaust fan “SWBD MSP” ON. 3) Overhead door must be open to allow ventilation. 4) No other activities are being performed in the North shop.

    Participants may doff their face covering once on the Social Distance floor sign. Participants must don their face covering once off the Social Distance floor sign or someone comes within 6 feet.


    Transitioning from room to room or at the end of a task: Extra cleaning and disinfecting will be taking place as directed to help maintain a safe and healthy environment, such as: cleaning tools, equipment, desks, and emptying trash containers (knot plastic bags).

    Additional Cleaning: Cleaning personnel are on site daily for cleaning high touch points throughout the day.

    Revised 12 1 2020


    Information on TEJATC Virtual/Practical Related Classroom Instruction

    Virtual: You will participate in remote virtual training using a free service called ‘Zoom’.

    Participants must always be seen and heard by the instructor and facilitators. These requirements are applicable to all TEJATC Practical/Virtual classes to meet compliance with our accredited training partners such as, Department of Labor, Federal OSHA, Northwest State Community College, and Safety Council of Northwest Ohio. If you are unable to be visible, audible, and attentive you will not receive credit for attending the class.

    • As always follow the Guidelines for Journeyperson Education and Grants-In-Aid or Apprenticeship Statement of Policy
      • Attendance throughout each class will be taken during each virtual lecture along with an electronic report of who was logged into each class.
      • Grants are established by the committee and will be mailed to the address that has been given to the TEJATC. If you need to update your address, please do so before the class. Email this form HERE to
    • ZOOM practice session to verify that your computer, smartphone or other operating system devices will function correctly, video and voice\microphone. Therefore, meeting requirements for a virtual class
      • Schedule a meeting with friends or family it is easy and free.
      • Contact the TEJATC at 419-666-8088 or email at least two days before the class to schedule and we will schedule a Zoom meeting practice session with you and others.

    Practical: (hands-on, examinations…) instruction details will be explained by your instructor as required. You may be required to attend practicals at the TEJATC.


    Visible; live streaming so you can visually interact with others by utilizing the Zoom video function, such as responding to an instructor’s question by making eye contact and a nod of approval. 

    Audible; live streaming your voice so you can interact with others by utilizing the Zoom microphone function, such as responding to an instructor’s question by voicing your answer.

    Attentive; watching, and listening carefully, such as sitting upright taking notes and asking questions.


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