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    Toledo Electrical JATC COVID-19 Update
    Please note, this page will be updated with developments as necessary.

    Latest update: April 01, 2020

    Continued: TEJATC Closed Monday, April 6: As part of the campus’ ongoing response to COVID-19, Toledo Electrical JATC will continue to be closed to the public Monday, April 6. All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely re-established. (The re-establishment of “face-to-face” classes will be no sooner than May 4, 2020). Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

    On March 13, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an email and text update to apprentices. Visit the TEJATC BLOG for current messages.

    On March 17, The Toledo Electrical JATC started emailing homework assignments to Apprentices and directed Instructors to follow-up with students.

    On March 18, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to students that are finishing ALEKS that assesments can be taken on-site Thursday. See update below.

    On March 19, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Orientation scheduled to start March 23, 2020

    On March 23, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided follow-up to Continuing Education / Journey Level Classes will be scheduled to be completed at a later date.

    On March 24, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Questions related to contractor projects being shut down or being sick with COVID-19 - See Apprentice's below.

    On March 25, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Interviews, see BLOG below. Calls are being made to all applicants on March 26th, further updates will be mailed at a later date.

    On March 26, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to ALEKS for Apprentices, see BLOG below. Calls were made 03/26/2020 to individuals that were affected by the extension of time.

    On March 27, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Unemployment information and how apprentices receiving training assignments.

    ***Click HERE for unemployment information***

    On March 28, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. Fire Alarm Testing at State facility.

    On March 31, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided update to Apprentices, see BLOG below. update to work report questions.

    On April 01, The Toledo Electrical JATC provided an update to General Campus Information, Apprentices, Orientation, and Apply: Applicant: Applications for Apprenticeship, see BLOG below.

    In accordance with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations, the Toledo Electrical JATC is taking these necessary steps effective immediately:


    General Campus Information

    • All visitors requesting access are to call 419-666-8088 for alternative communication methods to the office. For general email toledojatc@tejatc.org. Visitors will be required to sign-in and asked to answer basic Center for Disease Control (CDC) questions connected to the COVID-19 virus and their travel over the past two weeks. We apologize for this inconvenience, and greatly appreciate your understanding.

    Apprentices

    All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely be re-established. (The re-establishment of “face-to-face” classes will be no sooner than May 4, 2020). Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

    ***Click HERE for unemployment information***

    Apprentice's will continue to progress: Instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed, passed and submitted on time as usual. Apprentices are obligated to contact TEJATC instructors and/or the TEJATC office with any questions or homework issues in a timely manner. Exams & quizzes will be administered at a later date after the completion of the homework assignment. All apprentice work reports are required to be submitted on time as usual whether an apprentice is employed or not. Please use the drop box (located in the Northeast Parking Area) to submit these to the JATC. 

    Because of these necessary actions, the school year (technical instruction) for all apprentices will be extended in order to fulfill apprenticeship requirements. The TEJATC will do their best to continue training in a timely manner which can only be accomplished with everyone’s best efforts. All TEJATC policies will remain in effect including the TEJATC discipline policy.

    Apprentice tutoring, Hands On tutoring, Visits, Touring, Office and Applications are Closed!

    For our apprentices, please direct any questions regarding coursework to your course instructors. Ray Struffolino rstruffolino@tejatc.org  Jim Hamel jhamel@tejatc.org  Randy Szalkowski rszalkowski@tejatc.org  Patrick Cryan pcryan@tejatc.org  Chris Roth croth@tejatc.org

    The TEJATC appreciates your assistance and understanding with this serious situation. Our goal is to return to normal school schedule and location as quickly as possible.

    Work Reports

    If you are currently on furlough, the JATC will accept your work report without your Journeyperson signature on it. The JATC is currently maintaining a list of those students on furlough that is received from contractors employing apprentices. Those apprentices that are still working (Not on furlough) will need to continue to have journeyperson signatures on work reports as according to the Statement of Policy.

    (The picture to the left shows the posting on the work report box)

    The pictures above (middle and right) show where we have have located work reports if you need one for next month.

     

    Questions related to contractor projects being shut down:

    When a contractor shuts-down a specific project due to COVID-19 Virus, what are the options for apprentices?

    Option) Receive layoff and report to JATC for other training assignments as available.

    Option) Wait, voluntary for that contractors for work to pick up.

    *** As stated above, an apprentice cannot be forced to wait and will receive a clean layoff. Furthermore, separate documentation (IBEW/NECA COVID-19 agreement) indicates in these situations the apprentice can receive sub-fund and will not be denied unemployment.

    When an apprentice is sick from COVID-19 Virus and/or is quarantined because of travel the apprentice should wait until cleared, what is the option for the apprentice?

    Option) Any apprentice in quarantine is to stay in that position until cleared. If no work is available when they are cleared because of the COVID-19 virus situation then they should be treated and given the same options as indicated in the statement above “When a contractor shuts-down a specific project due to COVID-19 Virus”.

    For additional Information visit the Safety and Health section under the INDUSTRY tab of our Website when you click HERE

    Click HERE for information on State Fire Alarm

    How apprentices receiving training assignments when the Ohio Stay at Home Order or Michigan Stay at Home Order are in effect. This is a temporary amendment to Toledo Electrical JATC and all other standard of operations will be followed.

    1. The contractor doesn’t have work because of or not because of the COVID-19 therefore an apprentice is laid off. 

    A: The apprentice may receive training assignments Or they can wait on the training assignment list until the Stay at Home Order has been rescinded.

    A: The contractor can recall apprentices if they are available.


    Apply: Applicant: Applications for Apprenticeship

    Application are suspended until they can be safely re-established; you may continue to drop off information that you would like added to your folder at the drop box located in the Northeast parking lot or mail it to us. Map location below.


    Interviews

    *** APRIL 7 2020 INTERVIEWS ARE SUSPENDED - DUE TO COVID-19 OHIO STAY AT HOME***

    We will be calling all applicants that were sent letters for Interviews and letting them know that interviews will be suspended:

    Questions:

    Q: When will interviews be rescheduled? Q: How will I be notified of this change?

    A: We will be contacting you by letter indicating the date and time of the interviews when they have been rescheduled.

    Additional Information: No interviews will be scheduled during April. The situation is changing daily. Please Check the  Website “BLOG” for most up to date information.


    Orientation

    *** ALL APRIL 2020 ORIENTATIONS ARE SUSPENDED - DUE TO COVID-19 OHIO STAY AT HOME***

    We will be calling all selected applicants that were sent letters for Orientation and letting them know that orientations will be suspended:

    Questions:

    Q: When will orientation be rescheduled? Q: How will I be notified of this change?

    A: The situation is changing daily. We will be contacting you by calling when we can safely re-establish an orientation. This may be done individually or be rescheduled later indicating the date and time for Orientation.

    Additional Information: The situation is changing daily. Please Check the Website “BLOG” for most up to date information.

    Health and Welfare: Click here for HEALTH AND WELFARE HOW TO GUIDE for filling out Health and Welfare information. Please see the map below for the location of the Health and Welfare drop box. This is where you will turn in any paperwork you receive from Health & Welfare only.


    ALEKS for Apprentices

    Class: ALEKS Math 2020

    ALEKS students, have been given an additional 4 weeks to complete the ALEKS program and are not required to attend mandatory ALEKS Math tutoring at this time. If you are at an assessment and please try your best to continue to work on other sections of the ALEKS program. There are 6 students that this affected, and those students received a phone call letting them know of this change. A follow-up email will be coming to indicate your new date to be completed by.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to toledojatc@tejatc.org or call 419-666-8088


    Continuing Education / Journey Level Classes

    March 23, 2020 Current class of FDS 102 will be rescheduled.

    The safety and well-being of our members is of utmost importance to the Toledo JATC (TEJATC). We are actively monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the State of Ohio.

    As such, The TEJATC wants to ensure our members are actively prepared for the coronavirus. First and foremost, please follow any organizational or governmental mandates that may require you to reschedule classes. If it becomes necessary, please notify us accordingly:


    Travelers

    Certain jobs that are requiring training to access the project will continue. We will be accepting sign-up on-line. If you are a traveler and have taken classes here before you will be able to sign-up online at the website www.tejatc.org. If you have not taken classes here before, you can click here to fill out this form, sign and email or fax it back to us and we will add you to the class. Please call and confirm that you are registered before attending.In addition to any mandates, TEJATC advises following CDC and WHO guidelines to mitigate the spread of disease:


    Mail and deliveries

    If you are here for a delivery, please call the following number 419-666-8088. All deliveries will be accepted at the Northwest entrance door. See map for location.


    For our faculty and staff, please direct all questions to your direct supervisor.


    For our friends and neighbors in the community, please direct any questions to our Welcome Desk at 419.666.8088


    Additional Resources

    CDC Recommendations

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    Immediate Precautions to Take

    • Reduce contact with and between each other by not shaking hands.
    • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
    • Do not pass around show and tell items but walk to each student showing the item without touching.
    • Wearing gloves and using a CDC approved disinfectant to clean tools, work surfaces and show and tell items after each class.
    • Provide hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol for student and instructor use.
    • Provide tissues for student and instructor use
    • Ensure enough waste bins are available for used tissues and empty frequently.

    In addition to any mandates, TEJATC advises following CDC and WHO guidelines to mitigate the spread of disease:

    TEJATC strongly encourages everyone to follow these steps to ensure your safety.We will continue to keep you updated with any new information as it becomes available.  Should you have any additional questions, please contact toledojatc@tejatc.org

    For all other areas of inquiry or concern, please contact the TEJATC at 419.666.8088 or toledojatc@tejatc.org

    Office: 03/27/2020 11am to 3:30pm

    PHONES AND EMAIL

    On March 27th we were having work done inside the building and our phones / Faxes, and they may have been down. Also, email and other forms of communication that you typical may use to connect with us may also have had the same issues.

    We are not currently reporting any issues with this work and have resumed normal operation as of. 03/27/2020 3:30pm

     Office: 03/26/2020 1pm to 4:30pm

    PHONES AND EMAIL

    On March 26th we were having work done inside the building and our phones / Faxes, and they may have been down. Also, email and other forms of communication that you typical may use to connect with us may also have had the same issues.

    We are not currently reporting any issues with this work and have resumed normal operation as of. 03/27/2020 8am

    Office: 03/13/2020

    To all apprentices:

    Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 the Toledo Electrical JATC has decided to suspend all apprenticeship classes at the training center. All apprentices are required to continue with their currently assigned course homework and LMS lessons online. Apprenticeship instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed, passed and submitted on time as usual. Additional communications will be posted on the website “TEJATC Blog”, this is under the tab “Blog.” This is a direct response COVID-19 outbreak. Questions or Concerns please feel free to email the general email at toledojatc@tejatc.org or call the office during normal operating hours 8am to 4:30pm.

    Office: 03/13/2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

    Thank you for being a valuable partner in our efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the announcement of the state’s first presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are providing recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. These recommendations apply at the individual, organizational, and community levels. They apply to businesses, workplaces, schools, community organizations, health care institutions, and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and health profiles; everyone has an important role to play. Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020). Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

    Office - 03/12/2020

    Use good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

    As you know, a global outbreak of a respiratory disease named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) started in China in late 2019. The virus has been detected in more than 90 countries, including the U.S. 

    Today, the overall threat to the general public and in the U.S. remains low, but we are approaching this emerging threat to public health with an abundance of caution. As our partner, we want you to have appropriate information on what individuals can do to protect themselves.

    The Ohio Department of Health makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air-dry hands. 
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol when soap and water are unavailable. 
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
    • Stay home if you are sick and advise others to do the same.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).

    Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634.

     Office - 01/05/2020 - The TEJATC is expanding the office area of the building and we are getting close to getting back in the new space. The office area expansion and renovation project provides a larger more accessible board room, better design of office space to allow instructor collaboration and breakout area. Before the renovation and addition instructors did not have their own space and shared office space with another instructor. Also some of the instructors did not work within the office and often had to work outside of the office area. Workflow and efficient operations has been the focus along with communications.

    Website - 01/05/2020 - This is the first posting on the new website blog. We have been working hard to make the access to the Toledo Electrical JATC better for our members and sponsors. We are currently working on providing a better user experience with the new website and our new data base. We hope you enjoy course sign up being online and the email verification.




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