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JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE (JATC)

The JATC is responsible for the administration and operation of the training program for United Association Local Union 354 apprentices and journeymen. The committee is made up of an equal number of labor and management trustees making for an all encompassing curriculum. This highly comprehensive schooling takes five years to complete and the program's standards are registered with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship & Training Counsel.

The JATC Training Coordinator is Chad E. Morrison who oversees the two regional training centers. There are four professional certified instructors at each of the two training facilities. To insure that more personalized and area specific training and development occurs throughout the 14 county area covered by this program.

The JATC's main office contact information is as follows:

Joint Apprenticeship Training Center
Chad E. Morrison, Training Coordinator
Phone: 724-925-8108
Fax: 724-925-2108
Email: lu354tc1@uanet.org

Local Union 354's two training centers are located as follows:

Region East
Ebensburg Training Center
172 Municipal Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: 724-925-8108
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson & Somerset counties

Region West
Youngwood Training Center
263 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone: 724-925-8108
Fayette, Westmoreland & parts of Greene & Washington counties

MANAGEMENT TRUSTEES:

Stephen A. Shank, Chairman
S.P. McCarl & Company, Inc.

Darren L. Smith
K & K Plumbing, Inc.

William G. Tomko, Jr.
W.G. Tomko, Inc.

Todd M. McKeever
Laurel MCA, Inc.

LABOR TRUSTEES:

Timothy L. Custer
Local Union 354

Paul Peterson
Local Union 354

Michael Rager
Local Union 354

Larry Ruffner
Local Union 354


Skills/Training/Certifications

To reach journeyman status, apprentices have to graduate from the extensive five year training program. The five year program consists of five one-year segments that include 2000 hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of related classroom instruction.

The skilled on-the-job training consists of the following:

CARE AND USE OF TOOLS
RIGGING AND SIGNALING
BUILDERS LEVEL AND TRANSIT
OXY-ACETEYLENE CUTTING AND WELDING
SHIELD METAL ARC WELDING
GAS SYSTEMS
SOLDERING AND BRAZING
DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS
DRAINAGE
PLUMBING FIXTURE INSTALLATION
BASIC ELECTRICITY
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
AIR CONDITIONING
PNEUMATIC CONTROLS
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS PIPING
LOW AND HIGH PRESSURE BOILERS
PIPE SUPPORTS AND HANGERS

480 HOURS
360 HOURS
480 HOURS
480 HOURS
480 HOURS
380 HOURS
400 HOURS
960 HOURS
960 HOURS
600 HOURS
360 HOURS
480 HOURS
620 HOURS
300 HOURS
1100 HOURS
840 HOURS
720 HOURS


In addition to the above, journeymen can obtain additional UA training and certification in the following areas:

  • Welding (all purposes)
  • Backflow prevention and testing
  • Industrial instruments
  • Medical gas installation
  • Cleanroom installation
  • Refrigerant reclamation
  • OSHA Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Plumbing fixtures

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