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

    Latest update: July 29, 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. 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.

    On June 03, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to ALEKS for Apprentices, see BLOG below. Emails, Letters, and Calls have been made to these individuals on or before this date. Online training and tutoring is available for this program.

    On June 03, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to Continuing Education / Journey Level Classes, see BLOG below. June 12, 2020 1st AID and CPR class will be running online sign up through your tradeSchool account. 1 hour hands-on will be required to be scheduled with the safety council of Northwest Ohio in the afternoon that day.

    On June 30, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to Books/Tuition and Book Pickup for Apprentices, see BLOG below. 

    On July 2, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to the raises/upgrades of the apprentices and the apprentices completing the apprenticeship, see BLOG below.  

    On July 6, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to the raises/upgrades of the apprentices and the apprentices completing the apprenticeship, see BLOG below. Added Q and A.

    On July 10, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to the Apprentices, apprentices a positive COVID-19 case was reported this week and the proper notifications have been made. See BLOG below.

    On July 29, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to the Apprentices, apprentices a positive COVID-19 case was reported this week and the proper notifications have been made. See BLOG below.

    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

     7/29/2020,

    Friday, July 17, 2020 TEJATC, a student, that was on campus this week, contacted TEJATC stating they tested positive to COVID19 virus.

    7/17/2020, a student that was on campus this week contacted TEJATC stating they tested positive to the COVID19 virus. We contacted the Wood County Health Department. The appropriate local health department will facilitate contact tracing and communicate with people who may have been exposed. TEJATC will continue to operate following COVID social distancing guidelines.

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    Students,

    This email is specific to the students that attended TEJATC campus Friday July 17, 2020.

    If you followed all the Safe Operation Guidelines for Hands-On-Competency-Evaluations at the TEJATC Campus that day, you should not be at risk of COVID19 virus.

    If you did not follow all guidelines that day, you may want to have a conversation with your health care provider and follow their recommendations.

    The appropriate local health department will facilitate contact tracing and communicate with people who may have been exposed.

    RAISES & UPGRADES

    Apprentice Raises/Upgrades will be given on July 6, 2020 if the apprentice does not have any delays or absences to make up.  

    Apprentices completing the apprenticeship it was decided to keep students classified as apprentices to allow for a reasonable amount of time to complete the requirements of apprenticeship. Apprentice would be able to receive direction on the jobsite as a journeyperson, all wages and benefits would be that of the journeyperson classification. If an individual fails any of the requirements necessary to top out, they would revert to the previous pay scale and benefits until requirements have been met.

    Q: What if I have an evaluation that needs to be made up from last semester, do I still receive my raise?

    A: Yes, those that need to make up evaluations from a previous semester will still receive their raise.

    ***Click HERE for unemployment information***

    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

    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 UNTIL THEY CAN SAFELY BE RE-ESTABLISHED***

    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

    You have been sent a ZOOM meeting invite (See link in your email that was sent to you). If for some reason you cannot make this week (June 4th). ALEKS Math will be mandatory again starting the following week (June 11th) and going forward every Thursday 6pm to 10pm until completed. You will be required to work on ALEKS at your home during this time and take assessments with the tutor. If you need to take an assessment to continue to move forward outside of the required Thursdays, please email me to set up a possible time. Make sure you are working on ALEKS outside of the required Thursdays.

    Information on ZOOM and related instruction

    • 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 with your full legal name and information.
      • Each apprentice will be sent a new invite (E-mail Link) to log into the ‘Zoom’ service to receive their instruction for each scheduled Orientation and class day.
    • Attendance for each class will be taken during each lecture along with an electronic report of who was logged into each class or tutoring session.
    • Examination / assessment details will be explained by your instructor/Tutor as required.
    • 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.
    • If you have questions, please ask.

    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

    <<<EVENTS AND TRAININGS ARE BEING RE-ESTABLISHED SO THEY CAN BE SAFELY PEFORMED>>>

    CLICK ON - CONTINUING EDUCATION > COURSE SIGN-UP > TO LOG INTO YOUR TRADESCHOOL ACCOUNT

    More to come on future training sessions.

    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

    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,

    All TEJATC Staff,

    TEJATC Required Read: COVID-19 Awareness:

    • Safe Operation Guidelines for Hands-On-Competency-Evaluations at the TEJATC Campus
    • Signs: These CDC signs are in highly visible and various locations at the JATC:
    • How to Protect Yourself and Others
    • How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering
    • Stop the Spread of Germs

    • Signs: TEJATC signs will be posted on the entrance doors:
      • Stop Public and Scheduled Entry
      • Stop Entrance Symptoms

    • 103 GS Neutral Disinfectant Label - This is the primary cleaner we are using to sanitize JATC surfaces. Bottles of 103 are readily available, as well as Clorox wipes, and display cleaning wipes and other cleaning products.

    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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