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    Toledo Electrical JATC COVID-19 Update
    Please note, this page will be updated with developments as necessary.

    Latest update: May 21, 2020

    TEJATC Closed to public: As part of the campus’ ongoing response to COVID-19, Toledo Electrical JATC will continue to be closed to the public. All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely re-established. The TEJATC has continued to provide modified services to employees, members, and sponsors. Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

    On March 13, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an email and text update to apprentices. Visit the TEJATC BLOG for current messages.

    On March 17, The Toledo Electrical JATC started emailing homework assignments to Apprentices and directed Instructors to follow-up with students.

    On March 18, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to students that are finishing ALEKS that assesments can be taken on-site Thursday. See update below.

    On March 19, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Orientation scheduled to start March 23, 2020

    On March 23, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Continuing Education / Journey Level Classes will be scheduled to be completed at a later date.

    On March 24, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Questions related to contractor projects being shut down or being sick with COVID-19 - See Apprentice's below.

    On March 25, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Interviews, see BLOG below. Calls are being made to all applicants on March 26th, further updates will be mailed at a later date.

    On March 26, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to ALEKS for Apprentices, see BLOG below. Calls were made 03/26/2020 to individuals that were affected by the extension of time.

    On March 27, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Unemployment information and how apprentices receiving training assignments.

    ***Click HERE for unemployment information***

    On March 28, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Fire Alarm Testing at State facility.

    On March 31, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. update to work report questions.

    On April 01, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to General Campus Information, Apprentices, Orientation, and Apply: Applicant: Applications for Apprenticeship, see BLOG below.

    On April 17,  The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to Apply: Applicant: Temporary Transcripts, see BLOG below.

    On April 17,  The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. An update was made to online classes.

    On April 21, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Orientation scheduled to start April, 2020. Individuals were called for packet pickup and packet information was reviewed.

    On April 30, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Orientation scheduled to start April, 2020. Individuals were called for packet pickup and packet information was reviewed.

    On April 30, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Apprentices, see BLOG below. An update was made to Tuition, acceptable payments through TradeSchool and other options for payment.

    On May 4, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Orientation, see BLOG below. Selected applicants will be picking up MOST Drug test paperwork and signing consent form for results.

    On May 4, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. An update was made to Information on training assignments and out of work list.

    On May 21, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Apprentices, see BLOG below. An update was made to Tuition and Book Bills, acceptable payments through TradeSchool and other options for payment.

    On May 22, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Apprentices, Apply: Applicant: Applications for Apprenticeship see BLOG below. An update was made to understanding coronavirus 2020 drug testing.

    In accordance with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations, the Toledo Electrical JATC is taking these necessary steps effective immediately:


    General Campus Information

    • All visitors requesting access are to call 419-666-8088 for alternative communication methods to the office. For general email toledojatc@tejatc.org. Visitors will be required to sign-in and asked to answer basic Center for Disease Control (CDC) questions connected to the COVID-19 virus and their travel over the past two weeks. We apologize for this inconvenience, and greatly appreciate your understanding.

    Apprentices

    Tuition and Book Bills

    A text has been sent to apprentices 05/21/2020

    Text:

    1st Semester Tuition/Books Invoices are available on your TradeSchool account, under Bill Pay. You can check the “Blog” on the JATC website for payment options.

    2nd Semester Tuition Invoices are available on your TradeSchool Account, under Bill Pay. You can check the "BLOG" on the JTAC website for payment options.

    BLOG:

    Apprentices who owe 1st or 2nd semester tuition and/or tuition and books log into your TradeSchool account to view their invoices. You are now able to pay your invoice through your web account using MasterCard or VISA. Please see below for all otions for paying tuition and/or tuition and books.

    Options for paying tuition andor tuition and books:

    1. MasterCard or Visa through your web account
    2. Check or Money Order can be dropped off in the work report box in the parking lot.
    3. Call the office directly to give credit card payment over the phone.

    If you have questions, please call the JATC office (419-666-8088)

    All apprentices and selected apprentices who are starting a new year or semester and owe for tuition and books have been sent an invoice through TradSchool. Please check your TradeSchool account.

    Attention Apprentices,

    At this point in time, Monday, April 20, 2020, the TEJATC does not have any concrete information or valid projections on what will happen in the future due to the COVID virus. The “Stay at Home” orders may be lifted, and then local Health Department aligned with CDC standards will be establishing “What is Safe?”. In response to this, the TEJATC will provide safe and effective training on a secure path going forward via online training, starting Monday April 27, 2020. The TEJATC will resume face-to-face related instructional training when it can be safely re-established.

    You have two choices for continuing in the related instructional training requirements for maintaining eligibility for periodic advancements or journeyperson classification.

    You must respond to your primary instructors’ email and state clearly in the email your legal name, class, and choice by 12:00 p.m. Friday; April 24, 2020.  Example: Name: Pete Sparksalot, Class: A3, Choice: 1


    The TEJATC will assume you have chosen choice #2 if you fail to respond to your primary instructors’ email by 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2020.

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    Choice #1: I choose, starting Monday April 27, 2020, to continue in the related instructional training requirements for maintaining eligibility for periodic advancements or journeyperson classification via online learning as required until a transition to a “face-to-face” can safely be re-established.

    • TEJATC policies will remain in effect!
      • Your apprentice class schedule (date & time) will remain the same and adjusted as needed by the primary instructor.
      • Student "grants-in-aid" may be provided, with the amounts determined by the Committee.

    • You will participate in remote training using a free service called ‘Zoom’.
      • The ‘Zoom” service is free and can be accessed by an e-mail link or by downloading a free mobile app on your computer or smartphone.
      • When using the app, each apprentice is required to set up a free account and create a profile you’re your full legal name and information.
      • Complete directions for using the ’Zoom’ service will be e-mailed to everyone who participates in Choice #1.
      • Each apprentice will be sent a new invite (E-mail Link) to log into the ‘Zoom’ service to receive their class instruction for each scheduled class day. Example 5AS, 3VDV, 1R will receive an email invitation on Friday afternoon April 24, 2020, for Monday’s class.

    • Attendance for each class will be taken during each lecture along with an electronic report of who was logged into each class.
    • Examination instruction details will be explained by your instructor as required.
    • The apprenticeship school year is going to be extended as needed. Each apprentice is required to take related instructional classes as determined by the TEJATC Committee. The time spent in this related classroom instruction is in addition to the required hours of "on-the-job" training.


    Choice #2: I choose NOT to, starting Monday April 27, 2020, continue in the related instructional training requirements for maintaining eligibility for periodic advancements or journeyperson classification via online learning as required until a transition to a “face-to-face” can safely be re-established. I understand that I will remain in my current period and I will be placed in the appropriate class semester to the best of the TEJATC’s ability.

    The TEJATC Committee appreciates your assistance and understanding with this serious situation, COVID 19.

    Respectfully, Toledo Electrical joint Apprenticeship Committee

    All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely be re-established. Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

    ***Click HERE for unemployment information***

    Apprentice's will continue to progress: Instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed, passed and submitted on time as usual. Apprentices are obligated to contact TEJATC instructors and/or the TEJATC office with any questions or homework issues in a timely manner. Exams & quizzes will be administered at a later date after the completion of the homework assignment. All apprentice work reports are required to be submitted on time as usual whether an apprentice is employed or not. Please use the drop box (located in the Northeast Parking Area) to submit these to the JATC. 

    Because of these necessary actions, the school year (technical instruction) for all apprentices will be extended in order to fulfill apprenticeship requirements. The TEJATC will do their best to continue training in a timely manner which can only be accomplished with everyone’s best efforts. All TEJATC policies will remain in effect including the TEJATC discipline policy.

    Apprentice tutoring, Hands On tutoring, Visits, Touring, Office and Applications are Closed!

    For our apprentices, please direct any questions regarding coursework to your course instructors. Ray Struffolino rstruffolino@tejatc.org  Jim Hamel jhamel@tejatc.org  Randy Szalkowski rszalkowski@tejatc.org  Patrick Cryan pcryan@tejatc.org  Chris Roth croth@tejatc.org

    The TEJATC appreciates your assistance and understanding with this serious situation. Our goal is to return to normal school schedule and location as quickly as possible.

    Work Reports

    If you are currently on furlough, the JATC will accept your work report without your Journeyperson signature on it. The JATC is currently maintaining a list of those students on furlough that is received from contractors employing apprentices. Those apprentices that are still working (Not on furlough) will need to continue to have journeyperson signatures on work reports as according to the Statement of Policy.

    (The picture to the left shows the posting on the work report box)

    The pictures above (middle and right) show where we have located work reports if you need one for next month.

    Click HERE for information about City of Toledo Testing

    Click HERE for information about State of Michigan Testing

    Click HERE for information on State Fire Alarm Testing

    Questions related to contractor projects being shut down:

    When a contractor shuts-down a specific project due to COVID-19 Virus, what are the options for apprentices?

    Option) Receive layoff and report to JATC for other training assignments as available.

    Option) Wait, voluntary for that contractors for work to pick up.

    *** As stated above, an apprentice cannot be forced to wait and will receive a clean layoff. Furthermore, separate documentation (IBEW/NECA COVID-19 agreement) indicates in these situations the apprentice can receive sub-fund and will not be denied unemployment.

    When an apprentice is sick from COVID-19 Virus and/or is quarantined because of travel the apprentice should wait until cleared, what is the option for the apprentice?

    Option) Any apprentice in quarantine is to stay in that position until cleared. If no work is available when they are cleared because of the COVID-19 virus situation then they should be treated and given the same options as indicated in the statement above “When a contractor shuts-down a specific project due to COVID-19 Virus”.

    For additional Information visit the Safety and Health section under the INDUSTRY tab of our Website when you click HERE

    Memo of understanding coronavirus 2020 drug testing

    Training Assignments and Out of Work List

    How apprentices receiving training assignments when the Ohio Stay at Home Order or Michigan Stay at Home Order are in effect / not in effect. This is a temporary amendment to Toledo Electrical JATC and all other standards of operations will be followed.

    1. The contractor doesn’t have work because of or not because of the COVID-19 therefore an apprentice is laid off. 

    A: The apprentice may receive training assignments Or the apprentice shall have the opportunity to be placed on a training assignment upon the expiration, rescission, and/or a modification of the Stay at Home Order of the apprentice’s resident state which would legally permit the apprentice to return to work.

    A: The contractor can recall apprentices if they are available.


    Apply: Applicant: Applications for Apprenticeship

    Temporary High School Transcripts Acceptance:

    Please have your School send the signed and verified transcript to the general email box at toledojatc@tejatc.org in the following order:

    1. A certified letter from the school on letterhead verifying the individual is approved by the administration to verify transcripts signed by superintendent or authority figure giving this authority.

    2. With the email and letter the transcript should follow. These transcripts will still be required to be signed and dated.

    Application are suspended until they can be safely re-established; you may continue to drop off information that you would like added to your folder at the drop box located in the Northeast parking lot or mail it to us. Map location below.

    Memo of understanding coronavirus 2020 drug testing


    Interviews

    ***INTERVIEWS ARE SUSPENDED - DUE TO COVID-19 OHIO***

    We will be calling all applicants that were sent letters for Interviews and letting them know that interviews will be suspended:

    Questions:

    Q: When will interviews be rescheduled? Q: How will I be notified of this change?

    A: We will be contacting you by letter indicating the date and time of the interviews when they have been rescheduled.

    Additional Information: No interviews will be scheduled during April. The situation is changing daily. Please Check the  Website “BLOG” for most up to date information.


    Orientation

    Click HERE for additional information.

    *** ALL APRIL 2020 ORIENTATIONS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED - DUE TO COVID-19 OHIO ORDERS*** PLEASE READ INFORMATION BELOW***

    Appicants that have recieved acceptance letters:

    The Toledo Electrical JATC: Has called you to update you on the status of your orientation.  We would like for you to come to the JATC and bring the acceptance form from your original letter to be copied for your folder.  When you arrive, please call the office and someone will meet you outside, as our building is still closed to the public.  Once we have your acceptance form, we will give you a MOST drug test packet.  You will need to fill out a consent form before you leave which gives the JATC consent to receive your results.  You will then call St. Charles Occupational Health to schedule an appointment for the physical and drug test.  Once we get the results back from both the drug test and the physical, and it is safe to hold an orientation, we will contact you via a phone call.  At this time I do not have a time frame, but by taking care of these items, you will then be ready for the next steps.

    Questions:

    Q: When will orientation be rescheduled? Q: How will I be notified of this change?

    A: The situation is changing daily. We will be contacting you by calling when we can safely re-establish an orientation. This may be done individually or be rescheduled later indicating the date and time for Orientation.

    Additional Information:

    Packet drop off location

    The packet includes the highlighted information that is on the front of the packet. These items must be read, and all information requiring signature will need to be signed and returned along with your packet and all materials. Packets are due by the end of the week in which you recieve them or if recieved at the end of the week Thursday or Friday they will be due the following Wednesday.

    Drop box located in the Northeast parking lot or mail it to us. Map location below.

    Health and Welfare: Click here for HEALTH AND WELFARE HOW TO GUIDE for filling out Health and Welfare information. Please see the map below for the location of the Health and Welfare drop box. This is where you will turn in any paperwork you receive from Health & Welfare only.


    ALEKS for Apprentices

    Class: ALEKS Math 2020

    ALEKS students, have been given an additional 4 weeks to complete the ALEKS program and are not required to attend mandatory ALEKS Math tutoring at this time. If you are at an assessment and please try your best to continue to work on other sections of the ALEKS program. There are 6 students that this affected, and those students received a phone call letting them know of this change. A follow-up email will be coming to indicate your new date to be completed by.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to toledojatc@tejatc.org or call 419-666-8088


    Continuing Education / Journey Level Classes

    ALL ON-SITE EVENTS AND TRAININGS FOR MAY HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTILL THEY CAN BE SAFELY RE-ESTABLISHED

    March 23, 2020 Current class of FDS 102 will be rescheduled.

    The safety and well-being of our members is of utmost importance to the Toledo JATC (TEJATC). We are actively monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the State of Ohio.

    As such, The TEJATC wants to ensure our members are actively prepared for the coronavirus. First and foremost, please follow any organizational or governmental mandates that may require you to reschedule classes. If it becomes necessary, please notify us accordingly:


    Travelers

    Certain jobs that are requiring training to access the project will continue. We will be accepting sign-up on-line. If you are a traveler and have taken classes here before you will be able to sign-up online at the website www.tejatc.org. If you have not taken classes here before, you can click here to fill out this form, sign and email or fax it back to us and we will add you to the class. Please call and confirm that you are registered before attending.In addition to any mandates, TEJATC advises following CDC and WHO guidelines to mitigate the spread of disease:


    Mail and deliveries

    If you are here for a delivery, please call the following number 419-666-8088. All deliveries will be accepted at the Northwest entrance door. See map for location.


    For our faculty and staff, please direct all questions to your direct supervisor.


    For our friends and neighbors in the community, please direct any questions to our Welcome Desk at 419.666.8088


    Additional Resources

    CDC Recommendations

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    Immediate Precautions to Take

    • Reduce contact with and between each other by not shaking hands.
    • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
    • Do not pass around show and tell items but walk to each student showing the item without touching.
    • Wearing gloves and using a CDC approved disinfectant to clean tools, work surfaces and show and tell items after each class.
    • Provide hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol for student and instructor use.
    • Provide tissues for student and instructor use
    • Ensure enough waste bins are available for used tissues and empty frequently.

    In addition to any mandates, TEJATC advises following CDC and WHO guidelines to mitigate the spread of disease:

    TEJATC strongly encourages everyone to follow these steps to ensure your safety.We will continue to keep you updated with any new information as it becomes available.  Should you have any additional questions, please contact toledojatc@tejatc.org

    For all other areas of inquiry or concern, please contact the TEJATC at 419.666.8088 or toledojatc@tejatc.org

    Office: 03/27/2020 11am to 3:30pm

    PHONES AND EMAIL

    On March 27th we were having work done inside the building and our phones / Faxes, and they may have been down. Also, email and other forms of communication that you typical may use to connect with us may also have had the same issues.

    We are not currently reporting any issues with this work and have resumed normal operation as of. 03/27/2020 3:30pm

     Office: 03/26/2020 1pm to 4:30pm

    PHONES AND EMAIL

    On March 26th we were having work done inside the building and our phones / Faxes, and they may have been down. Also, email and other forms of communication that you typical may use to connect with us may also have had the same issues.

    We are not currently reporting any issues with this work and have resumed normal operation as of. 03/27/2020 8am

    Office: 03/13/2020

    To all apprentices:

    Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 the Toledo Electrical JATC has decided to suspend all apprenticeship classes at the training center. All apprentices are required to continue with their currently assigned course homework and LMS lessons online. Apprenticeship instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed, passed and submitted on time as usual. Additional communications will be posted on the website “TEJATC Blog”, this is under the tab “Blog.” This is a direct response COVID-19 outbreak. Questions or Concerns please feel free to email the general email at toledojatc@tejatc.org or call the office during normal operating hours 8am to 4:30pm.

    Office: 03/13/2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

    Thank you for being a valuable partner in our efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the announcement of the state’s first presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are providing recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. These recommendations apply at the individual, organizational, and community levels. They apply to businesses, workplaces, schools, community organizations, health care institutions, and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and health profiles; everyone has an important role to play. Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020). Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

    Office - 03/12/2020

    Use good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

    As you know, a global outbreak of a respiratory disease named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) started in China in late 2019. The virus has been detected in more than 90 countries, including the U.S. 

    Today, the overall threat to the general public and in the U.S. remains low, but we are approaching this emerging threat to public health with an abundance of caution. As our partner, we want you to have appropriate information on what individuals can do to protect themselves.

    The Ohio Department of Health makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air-dry hands. 
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol when soap and water are unavailable. 
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
    • Stay home if you are sick and advise others to do the same.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).

    Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634.

     Office - 01/05/2020 - The TEJATC is expanding the office area of the building and we are getting close to getting back in the new space. The office area expansion and renovation project provides a larger more accessible board room, better design of office space to allow instructor collaboration and breakout area. Before the renovation and addition instructors did not have their own space and shared office space with another instructor. Also some of the instructors did not work within the office and often had to work outside of the office area. Workflow and efficient operations has been the focus along with communications.

    Website - 01/05/2020 - This is the first posting on the new website blog. We have been working hard to make the access to the Toledo Electrical JATC better for our members and sponsors. We are currently working on providing a better user experience with the new website and our new data base. We hope you enjoy course sign up being online and the email verification.




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