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Apprenticeship Applications 

The South Bend and Vicinity Plumbers & Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will be accepting applications for the Apprenticeship Program starting Monday, January 18, 2021 through Friday, January 29, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Minimum Requirements for all Applicants are as follows:

All applicants must apply in person at the JATC office. Once application is completed including providing the minimum required documents listed below, an interview will be scheduled with the Plumbers & Pipefitters Interviewing Committee:

  1. Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age and submit reliable proof of birth date.
  2. Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED Certificate                                                                                                                                   High School Graduate:  You must request from your high school an Official Transcript of your high school records including subjects, grades, credits and attendance to be mailed directly to:  Plumbers & Pipefitters JATC, 4172 Ralph Jones Court, South Bend, IN 46628                                             We will accept a hand carried transcript with the school's official sealed envelope.  It will be the applicant's responsibility to check with their high school to make certain the official transcript has been sent to the JATC.                                                                                                                             Note:  Applicants may be high school seniors provided they submit a copy of their transcripts showing at least 3 1/2 years of completed schooling.  The applicant must also submit a letter from the school verifying that they are maintaining passing grades and are scheduled to graduate in the spring or early summer of 2021.  GED:  You must mail or hand-carry a copy of your GED test scores to the JATC.                                                 
  3.  If you are a veteran you must provide a copy of your DD-214.
  4. You must submit a copy of your driver’s license for your application. Any applicant selected into the Apprenticeship Program must maintain a valid driver’s license throughout the term of their apprenticeship.
  5. All applicants will be required to take the Work Keys Assessment Test that will be administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (http://www.workoneworks.com/). Applicants must meet set minimum levels in all tests given by February 26th, 2021 to be eligible for the 2021-2022 program year.
  6. All applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.
  7. Accepted applicants must adhere to the ISPTA/MCAI Substance Abuse Policy.

The JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.

100% Dues Reimbursement for 2021 PHCC and MCAA Membership 

St. Joe Valley PHCC/MCAI will once again be offering 100% dues reimbursement for contractors interested in joining PHCC and/or MCAA in 2021.  Please send proof of payment to Jerilyn for reimbursement.  We hope you will take advantage of this offer to try out membership to either association or both at no cost to you for 2021.    

Click here to view MCAA membership benefits.  Currently, Kevin Conery and Tim Stuver serve on the MCA of Indiana Board of Directors.   

Click here to view PHCC membership benefits.  Tyler Frame is the 2021 Indiana PHCC President and Dave Frame is the National PHCC Vice President.  


PHCC 2020 Legislative & Regulatory Wrap-Up Webinar

According to the National PHCC website, "join Chuck and Mark for a wrap up of 2020 legislative and regulatory activities and the effects on small business. They will do their best to predict the future activities of Congress and the Agencies and describe their efforts to support or oppose the Washington D.C. agenda. Mark will also provide a summary of the recent election results and the implications on small business."  Click here to register.  

Presented by:
Mark Valentini is the Director of Legislative Affairs for PHCC—National Association. A politically savvy, results-oriented professional with more than 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill and with several national trade associations, Valentini applies his expertise in public policy, workforce and training, and insurance and tax matters to advocate on behalf of all PHCC members. 
Charles “Chuck” R. White serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for PHCC—National Association. White works closely with government regulatory bodies, such as the DOE, and serves on a number of councils and coalitions including NSPC, PERC, ABPA and IAPMO as a representative of PHCC’s contractors.
A special thanks to Viega for sponsoring the PHCC Webinar Series.

2021 MCAA Virtual Education Conference

Register today and join your MCAA friends and colleagues online at MCAA’s first Virtual Education Conference (VEC) Essential Learning for Unconventional Times, March 22 – 25, 2021. According to the National MCAA, "the VEC isn’t 'just another meeting in front of your computer' but an opportunity to network with your MCAA peers, participate in interactive education seminars and see the latest and greatest from the companies that comprise MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council Governing Board in the two-day virtual exhibit."
Click here for the conference brochure and everyone can register via the following link:  https://members.mcaa.org/21VEC.
As a reminder there are two ways to register:
Individual Registration - $495
Company Registration (up to 10 employees) - $1,195
Any official registration questions should be directed to eventregistration@mcaa.org.



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