The Sheet Metal Worker's Training Center of Montana State Sheet Metal Workers JATC brings people together from within the state of Montana with the common goal of becoming the best Sheet Metal Trades people in the state! It is committed to provide the best training possible to our union brothers and sisters to enable them to provide our signatory contractors with the most highly skilled trades' people in the sheet metal industry. It is our obligation to pass on the knowledge and skills of the trade to ensure enduring growth and prosperity for our future generations of brothers and sisters of Local #103.
We just finished interviews in the Billings and Missoula areas. There are recruiting efforts in the Helena, Great Falls and Bozeman areas presently. If you know of any qualified individuals interested in the apprenticeship, please have them contact the JATC for an application.
Apprenticeship Interview Info is available by calling the JATC. Openings in the Helena & Bozeman area are coming up.
First and foremost, the JATC would like to Thank the Membership for contributing five cents of their raise to the JATC. It is Greatly Appreciated!
Apprenticeship numbers are strong as we currently have forty-five apprentices in the program. Again, we welcome the above mentioned New Apprentices to the program.
Congratulations to the apprentices who competed in the Region 12
Apprenticeship Contest in DuPont, Washington on April 25th - 28th.
We are proud of the three apprentices whom represented our local
JATC. Brook Swingley (Metal Works of MT) won the Industrial
Division; William Hayes (Apollo) took third in HVAC Division and Alex
Harmon (Midwest) was two points out of fourth in the Service Division.
This was an extremely competitive competition as all the major JATC's
in the Norwest were there including Seattle, Portland and Denver. Job Well Done Gentlemen!
Journeyman Upgrade Classes
The Montana JATC has been conducting summer Journeyman Upgrade classes. There have been two First Aid/CPR classes; one in Bozeman and one in Helena. A week of Service Training started June 11th and included EPA 608 Certification. We have had more journeymen participation this year than ever before, and we thank you for that. If there is any certain type of training you would like to see in your home area, please contact the JATC office. There will be OSHA 502 Training on July 9th - 14th. This is a Train the Trainer course to bring all OSHA Instructors up to speed on the new training requirements. There are still on-line OSHA 10 and 30 classes available if anyone is interested. So far, we have three journeymen who are taking OSHA 30. This is a great opportunity for members who whould like to get OSHA 30 certified. Contant the JATC for more information on how to enroll.
Justin DuBois (Metal Works), Bradley Mitton (Merit), Brandt Netschert (Tri-County), Chase Moran (Empire), Nic Crawford (Air Controls-Billings) and Kodiak Quesuel (NORPAC). This bring the total number of new apprentices to twelve for the Year. Best of Luck in Your New Career!
The next JATC meeting will be held at the JATC on August 14th to begin at 10:00am. We wish all members a Safe & Happy Summer!