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September 11, 2012 - Minutes of Public Meetings - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program

 

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Mr. William C. Taylor called the Council meeting to order at 9:06 a.m. at the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, 901 Montgomery Street, Laurel, Maryland 20707 and welcomed all Council members, staff and guests in attendance. He requested that those in attendance rise and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

Mr. Brian Cavey of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 24 Joint Apprenticeship Committee also welcomed the Council meeting to their facility.

PRESENT:

COUNCIL MEMBERS:
William C. Taylor - Chairperson Public Representative
James A. Williams, Sr. - Public Representative
Larry R. Greenhill, Sr. - Employee Representative
Michael J. McNelly - Employee Representative
David W. Norfolk - Employee Representative
Robert F. Yeatman, Jr. - Employee Representative
Michelle L. Butt - Employer Representative
Edwin Cluster - Employer Representative
Christopher F. Kelly, Sr.- Employer Representative
George Maloney - Employer Representative
Grant Shmelzer - Employer Representative

Robert H. Laudeman - USDL/OA Ex Officio Consultant to the Council
Katharine M. Oliver - MSDE Ex Officio Consultant to the Council Deyanira C. Alcantira - Consultant to the Council

OTHERS:
Alfred M. FitzSimons - MATP
Karl J. Matzdorf - MATP
William W. Saxman - MATP
John P. Taylor - MATP
Michael L. Alexander - Baltimore City Joint Apprenticeship Committee
Tricia Althoff - Operating Engineers Local 37 JATC
Linda Ambrose - M.S.Willett, Inc.
Beth M. Arman - Community College of Baltimore County
Charles Ayres - Air Conditioning Contractors of America, National Capital Chapter
Dr. Thomas Barrett - Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers
Brian S. Cavey - Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 24 JAC
Allen B. Clinedinst III - Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 486 JATC
Kevin M. Donohue - Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers
Angelica Faulkner - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Chesapeake Shores Chapter
Larry E. Felty, Sr. - M.S.Willett, Inc.
Chris Garvey - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Chesapeake Shores Chapter
Royce Hailstalk - Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers
Lisa D. Johnson - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Metropolitan Washington Chapter
Norbert R. Klusmann - Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 100 JATC, Washington, D.C. Area
Frank Kollman - Kollman & Saucier, P.A. - Representing the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, National Capital Chapter
Jonathan R. Krasnoff - DLLR/OAG
Charles McGee - Operating Engineers Local 37 JATC
James Miller - Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, Local No. 891
Robert G. Migliaccio, Sr.- Reinforcing Ironworkers Local Union No. 201 JATC
Sean P. Myers - Washington, D.C. Electricians JATC, I.B.E.W. Local No. 26
Matthew Redabaugh - Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
Jason C. Roberts - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Metropolitan Washington Chapter
Arthur E. Rodgers - International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 7 JAC
Dorothy Shiflett - RLS Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration, LLC
Roger Shiflett, Jr. - RLS Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration, LLC
Steven Tamalavicz, Jr. - Anchor Electric
Kevin M. Tracy - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Chesapeake Shores Chapter

Mr. William Taylor recognized Mr. FitzSimons who discussed his letter to the Council members in which he had responded to two inquiries from the July 10, 2012 Council meeting. He informed the Council that the request from First Class Electric, Inc. to register an apprenticeship program for Electrician that had been tabled at the May 8, 2012 Council meeting would not be brought back as the individual that that company had intended to register as an apprentice had left the company and they were no longer interested in registering an apprenticeship program.

In regards to the question about the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 77 apprenticeship program from the July 10, 2012 Council meeting about whether apprentices would receive on-the-job training credit and benefits credit for the one half hour per day that they were required to work without pay, Mr. FitzSimons stated that he had learned from Mr. Krouse that they would not as they were not being paid for that time.

I. The minutes of the July 10, 2012 Council meeting are to be submitted for approval at the November 13, 2012 Council meeting.

II. NEW BUSINESS:

A. NEW PROGRAMS:

1. Anchor Electric (Alfred M. FitzSimons) - Occupation of Electrician. Related instruction to be through Sussex Tech in Georgetown, De. [Printed Standards Forms]

Mr. Greenhill asked Mr. Tamalavicz of Anchor Electric how his company would recruit their apprentices. Mr. Tamalavicz replied that the company already had an employee working for them that they intended to register as an apprentice.

Mr. Yeatman made note of the requirement in the qualifications for apprenticeship for two years of construction experience. He questioned how someone coming right out of high school would have the two years of construction experience required. Mr. Tamalavicz responded that he did not intend to have that statement in the qualifications and that it should be removed.

A motion to approve this program was made by Mr. Greenhill, seconded by Mr. Yeatman and unanimously approved.

2. RLS Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration, LLC (Alfred M. FitzSimons) - Occupation of HVACR Technician. Related instruction to be in-house. [Printed Standards Forms]

Mr. Greenhill asked Mr. Shiflett how his company intended to recruit their apprentices. Mr. Shiflett replied that they already had two employees who they intended to register.

Mr. Williams inquired about the resume of Mr. Shiflett's qualifications as a related instruction instructor that had been noted on the Standards Report Form. Mr. William Taylor replied that the resume had not been included in the materials that had been mailed to Council members. However, Mr. FitzSimons had a copy that would be circulated to Council members to review.

Mr. Yeatman asked Mr. Shiflett about the source of the materials that they would be using for their related instruction classes and where the classes would be held. Mr. Shiflett responded the classes would be conducted at the company's premises in Anne Arundel County.

Mr. Greenhill inquired as to whether the company would be adding additional instructors as the program progressed. Mr. Shiflett replied that they would have only two apprentices at this time, however, additional instructors would be added if needed. Mr. Shmelzer made note of the difficulty of teaching more than one level of related instruction classes with a single instructor. Mr. Shiflett responded that the company's two journeypersons could be utilized as instructors. Mr. Shmelzer asked what kind of instructor training or certification they would be provided. Mr. Shiflett replied that both were graduates of the Steamfitters Local No. 602 apprenticeship program and would be provided with additional instructor training if necessary.

Mr. McNelly made a motion to approve this program if Mr. Williams was satisfied with Mr. Shiflett's resume. Mr. Shmelzer seconded the motion.

On the discussion of the motion, Mr. Kelly observed that the resume stated Mr. Shiflett's qualifications in the trade but did not address his qualifications to be an instructor.

Based upon the discussion of the motion and the major concerns of Council members, Mr. McNelly withdrew his motion to approve the program.

A motion to table this request to the November 13, 2012 Council meeting in order for additional information to be provided was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Maloney and unanimously approved.

B. PROGRAM REVISIONS:

1. M.S. Willett, Inc. (Alfred M. FitzSimons) - Request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship with revisions to the schedule of on-the-job training work processes and related instruction curriculum for the occupations of Machinist and Tool & Die Maker. PLEASE NOTE: There were also administrative revisions shown on the Form 2000.

A motion to approve the request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship with revisions to the schedule of on-the-job training work processes and related instruction curriculum for the occupations of Machinist and Tool & Die Maker was made by Mr. Shmelzer, seconded by Mr. Yeatman and unanimously approved.

2. Air Conditioning Contractors of America, National Capital Chapter (Karl J. Matzdorf) - Revision Affirmative Action Plan - Apprentice Selection Procedures.

Mr. Matzdorf explained the changes that the sponsor was making to their Apprentice Selection Procedures.

Mr. Shmelzer stated that he had concerns about the requirements for apprentice selection. He noted that a high school diploma or GED would be preferred, however, applicants with a ninth education or higher would be considered. Mr. Ayers responded that that was an effort to be as inclusive as possible and that any apprentices who needed additional training would be provided with it.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. Yeatman, seconded by Mr. Maloney and unanimously approved.

3. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter (Karl J. Matzdorf).

Employer Representative Michelle L. Butt recused herself from the consideration of this item of business.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Williams and unanimously approved.

4. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Chesapeake Shores Chapter (Karl J. Matzdorf) - Revision to Affirmative Action Plan - Apprentice Selection Procedures.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Williams and unanimously approved.

5. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Metropolitan Washington Chapter (Karl J. Matzdorf) - Revision to Affirmative Action Plan - Apprentice Selection Procedures.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Williams and unanimously approved.

6. NewPage Corporation Joint Apprenticeship Committee (William W. Saxman) - Revisions to schedule of on-the-job training, related instruction curriculum, apprentice wage progression schedule and length of probationary period for new hires.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. Greenhill, seconded by Mr. Maloney and unanimously approved.

7. NewPage Corporation Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee (William W. Saxman) - Request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship with revisions to the related instruction curriculum for the occupation of Maintenance Electrician.

A motion to approve the reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship with revisions to the related instruction curriculum for the occupation of Maintenance Electrician was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Yeatman and unanimously approved.

A motion to approve the Affirmative Action Plan with Apprentice Selection Procedures and Goals and Timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Mr. McNelly, seconded by Mr. Williams and unanimously approved.

C. PROGRAM REVIEWS (Five (5) or More Apprentices):

1. Baltimore Bricklayers JATC for the Masonry Industry (Karl J. Matzdorf).

A motion to accept this review, with staff recommendations, was made by Mr. Kelly, seconded by Mr. McNelly and unanimously approved.

2. Baltimore Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Karl J. Matzdorf).

A motion to accept this review, with staff recommendations, was made by Mr. Kelly, seconded by Mr. Maloney and approved with one (1) Council member opposed.

3. Baltimore Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (Karl J. Matzdorf).

Mr. Matzdorf noted that information on the number of individuals who had applied for the apprenticeship program in 2007 and 2008 was not available at the time of the review as the sponsor had recently moved and all of their records were not at the new location. Mr. Shmelzer inquired as to how difficult it would be to obtain that information.

A motion to table this review to the November 13, 2012 Council meeting in order for staff to obtain the number of individuals who had applied for the apprenticeship program in 2007 and 2008 was made by Mr. Shmelzer, seconded by Mr. Greenhill and approved with four (4) Council members in favor of the motion, three (3) opposed and three (3) abstentions.

D. VOLUNTARY REQUESTS FOR CANCELLATION OF STANDARDS OF APPRENTICESHIP:

1. Alcoa Eastalco Works Joint Apprenticeship Committee effective July 23, 2012.

A motion to approve the voluntary request for cancellation of Standards of Apprenticeship for Alcoa Eastalco Works Joint Apprenticeship Committee effective July 23, 2012 was made by Mr. Greenhill, seconded by Mr. Shmelzer and unanimously approved.

E. OTHER BUSINESS:

1. Proposed schedule of Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council meetings for calendar year 2013. This was an information item only. Approval of the meeting schedule for calendar year 2013 would be done at the November 13, 2012 Council meeting.

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

C. Edward Poarch II
Secretary
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council