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


  MANAGEMENT TRUSTEES:

LABOR TRUSTEES:

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

Timothy L. Custer
Local Union 354
  Darren L. Smith
K & K Plumbing, Inc.

Paul Peterson
Local Union 354
  William G. Tomko, Jr.
W.G. Tomko, Inc.

Michael Rager
Local Union 354
  Todd M. McKeever
Laurel MCA, Inc.
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 two thousand hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of two hundred sixteen hours of related classroom instruction.


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

CARE AND USE OF TOOLS 480 HOURS
RIGGING AND SIGNALING 360 HOURS
BUILDERS LEVEL AND TRANSIT 480 HOURS
OXY-ACETEYLENE CUTTING AND WELDING 480 HOURS
SHIELD METAL ARC WELDING 480 HOURS
GAS SYSTEMS 380 HOURS
SOLDERING AND BRAZING 400 HOURS
DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS 960 HOURS
DRAINAGE 960 HOURS
PLUMBING FIXTURE INSTALLATION 600 HOURS
BASIC ELECTRICITY 360 HOURS
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS 480 HOURS
AIR CONDITIONING 620 HOURS
PNEUMATIC CONTROLS 300 HOURS
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS PIPING 1100 HOURS
LOW AND HIGH PRESSURE BOILERS 840 HOURS
PIPE SUPPORTS AND HANGERS 720 HOURS

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


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