Recruitment and Selection Procedures 


SECTION I - MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
Applicants shall meet the following minimum qualifications: 

  1. Age : Shall be at least 18 years of age. An applicant, who is sixteen (16) years of age and is participating in a school-to-work program or equivalent and who otherwise meets all qualifications may be rated, ranked and placed on the list of eligible applicants. Such an applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age prior to being accepted into the apprenticeship program. 
  2. Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. All GED records must be submitted if applicable. Applicants must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience. 
  3. Physical: Shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others. Qualified applicants may be subject to a physical examination or drug screening or both on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed. The cost of the examination and/or drug screening shall be the responsibility of the JATC or the Employer. 

SECTION II -APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

  1. Applicants shall be accepted throughout the year. All persons requesting an application shall have one made available upon signing the applicant log.
  2. All applications shall be identical in form and requirements. The application form shall be numbered in a sequence corresponding with the number appearing on the applicant log so that all applications can be accounted for. Columns will be provided on the applicant log to show race/ethnic and sex identification and the progress by dates and final disposition of each application.
  3. Before completing the application, each applicant will be allowed to review the Apprenticeship Standards and will be provided information about the program. If the applicant has any additional questions on the qualifications or needs additional information to complete the application, it will be provided by the JATC.
  4. Receipt of the proper1y completed application form, along with required supporting documents (proof of age - driver's license, birth certificate or other acceptable documentation; copy of high school diploma, GED Certificate or other acceptable documentation) will constitute the completed application.
  5. Completed applications will be checked for minimum qualifications. Applicants deficient in one or more qualifications or requirements or making false statements on their application will be notified in writing of their disqualification.  The applicant will also be notified of the appeals right available to them. No further processing of the application will be taken.
  6. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and submitting the required documents will be eligible to take the entrance exam (aptitude test).


SECTION Ill - SELECTION PROCEDURES

  1.  An entrance exam will be administered on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
  2. The entrance exam will be a timed, four-part aptitude type test, produced by Industrial Psychology Inc. You must pass the "Numbers" (math) portion of the test and two of the remaining three (3) sections.
  3. The applicant may call the Training Director's office on the next day after 10:00 a.m. to obtain the results of the test. If there is no call the applicant will be notified by mail.
  4. As openings for the registration of new apprentices occur, the next available applicant (based on the date of their application) will be notified of selection by telephone. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to keep the JATC informed of their current mailing address and telephone number.
  5. Selected applicants must respond to the notice of selection within forty-eight (48) hours of notice. If applicants cannot be reached by telephone, their names will be passed and notice sent to their address by certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested," to determine if the applicants are still interested. If no response is received in fifteen (15} working days from the written notice, the applicants' name will be removed from the list. Only one certified notice will be mailed.
  6. Any qualified applicant that has not been indentured shall be kept on a qualified applicant list for a period of two (2) years unless the applicant has been removed from the list by their own written request or following failure to respond to an apprentice opening. Applicants, who were not placed during the two (2) year period they were on the qualified applicant list, will be required to reapply.
  7. Youth who complete a Job Corps training program in any occupation covered in the Apprenticeship Standards, who meet the minimum qualifications of the apprenticeship program, may be admitted directly into the program, or if no apprentice opening is available, the Job Corps graduate may be placed at the top of the current qualified applicant list and given first opportunity for placement. The JATC shall evaluate the Job Corps training received for granting appropriate credit on the term of apprenticeship. Entry of  Job Corps graduates shall be done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. (Note: This is a method of direct entry into the apprenticeship programJ
  8. An employee of a non-signatory employer not qualifying as a joumeyworker when the employer becomes signatory, shall be evaluated by the JATC, and indentured at the appropriate period of apprenticeship based on previous work experience and related training. (Note: This is a method of direct entry into the apprenticeship programwhereby all minimum qualifications are waived.)
  9. An individual who signs an authorization card during an organizing effort, wherein  fifty-one percent (51%) or more of the employees have signed authorization cards, whether or not the employer becomes signatory, and is an employee of the nonsignatory employer and does not qualify as a joume yworker, shall be evaluated and indentured by the JATC at the appropriate period of apprenticeship based on previous work experience and related training.(Note This is a method of direct entry into the apprenticeship program). For such applicants to be considered they must:
    1. Be employed in the JATC's jurisdiction when the authorization card was signed
    2. Have been employed by the employer before the organizational effort commenced
    3. All employees of the employer must have been offered the opportunity to sign authorization cards and be evaluated
    4. Provide reliable documentation to the JATC to show they were an employee performing sheet metal work prior to signing the authorization card.
  10. Transfer of Apprenticeship - Direct Entry. In order to transfer an apprenticeship agreement between two Local Sheet Metal JATC's registered apprenticeship programs, the following requirements must be met:
    1. The apprentice must submit a written request for transfer, describing in detail the needs and reasons upon which the request is based.
    2. The apprentice's sponsoring JATC must agree to the transfer.
    3. The receiving JATC must agree to accept the transfer.
    4. The two Sheet Metal Worker Unions must agree to the transfer.
    5. The receiving JATC shall have complete access to all apprenticeship records pertaining to the transferring apprentice.
    6. Upon being accepted by the receiving JATC, the apprentice's existing apprenticeship agreement shall be terminated.
    7. Indenture proceedings shall be initiated with the receiving JATC and the appropriate Registration Agency. The Registration Agency will be provided with all documentation necessary and/or required to verify that the transfer is justifiable.
    8. Apprentices accepted for transfer will be given full credit for on-the-job training experience and related instruction successfully completed while indentured in a Sheet Metal Worker International Association apprenticeship program.
  11. The transferring apprentice must:
    1. Complete an application form, accurately responding to all questions.
    2. Provide the receiving JATC official documentation pertaining to their participation in the apprenticeship program that they are transferring from. An official copy of all records established with the sponsoring JATC (including a copy of the application form and the apprenticeship agreement properly registered with the Registration Agency) and other information submitted shall be provided to the receiving JATC. The receiving JATC will examine all documentation submitted before granting permission to transfer. All such records shall become part of the receiving JATC's permanent files.
  12. Veterans who completed military technical training school and participated in a registered apprenticeship program while in the military in the sheet metal worker craft may be given direct entry into the apprenticeship program. The JATC shall evaluate the military training received for granting appropriate credit on the term of apprenticeship and the appropriate wage rate. The JATC will determine what training requirements they need to meet to ensure that they receive all necessary training for completion of the apprenticeship program. Entry of military veterans shall be done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.



SECTION IV - MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS

 . The JATC will keep adequate records including a summary of the qualifications of each applicant, the basis for evaluation and for selection or rejection of each applicant, the records pertaining to interviews of applicants, the original application for each applicant, information relative to the operation of the apprenticeship program, including but not limited to job assignment, promotion, demotion, layoff, or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation or conditions of work, hours including hours of work and, separately, hours of training provided, and any other records pertinent to a determination of compliance with these regulations, as may be required by the Department. The records pertaining to individual applicants, selected or rejected, shall be maintained in such manner as to permit the identification of minority and female (minority and non-minority) participants.

In addition to the above requirements, adequate records shall include a brief summary of each interview and the conclusions on each of the specific factors, e.g., motivation, ambition, and willingness to accept direction which are part of the total judgment. Records shall be maintained for 5 years and made available upon request to the Department of Labor or other authorized representative.