Southeastern Wisconsin Roofing and Waterproofing Crafts Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
16601 W. Dakota St., New Berlin, WI 53151 * 262-785-9742 * Fax 262-785-9721* email email@example.com
Local Committee Members: Fred Petersen - Chairman Gerardo Ferreira - Coordinator
Chris Busalacchi Dennis McNulty
Mark Langer Administrator-Lois Breitlow
Local No. 65, in cooperation with its Signatory Roofing Contractors, supports a four year apprenticeship program, fully certified by the State of Wisconsin with classroom and hands-on instruction provided through the Milwaukee Area Technical College. It stands ready to meet contractors needs for roofing construction apprentices who are becoming skilled in all phases of residential, commercial and industrial roofing and waterproofing installations.
The contract calls for a 25 cent per hour contribution to the Apprenticeship and Training Trust. These funds are used solely for the training of apprentices, upgrades to journeymen, foremen, supervisors, safety personnel and instructors.
The classroom instruction is presented in three yearly blocks of three weeks each (January). In lieu of the State mandated paid for related instruction during class; the state allows a formula of a 5% of JourneymenĄ¯s rate to be added to the apprentices regular wage through the length of the apprenticeship and apprentices are then eligible to receive unemployment compensation for those three weeks. An additional 40hours off unpaid related instruction during the four years completes the Apprenticeship. The training is presented in both English and Spanish. All new employees not at journeyman status must be enrolled in the Apprenticeship program within 6 months of hire.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement also calls for all employees who are members of Local No. 65 to attend 12 hours per year of Safety and/or Skill training as assigned by the employer.
Besides the International apprenticeship curriculum, instructors are certified OSHA Outreach Instructors.
All apprentices must also complete the OSHA 10 hour course, CPR, First Aid and Small engine seminars.
The Committee is now exploring and a continuous upgrade training program for all Journeymen and Foremen. English as a second language instruction is provided for those who desire it.
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