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Training

CMAW TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE STATEMENT OF INTENT:

“TRAINING IS THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH EVERY PERSON BUILDS THEIR CAREER AND ENHANCES THE STRENGTH OF OUR UNION’ “IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR FUTURE”



Training



CMAW Local 99 has 4 training streams to offer its members:




1. Pre-approved training courses.
2. Welding course/test reimbursement.
3. Apprenticeship training/Journeyman upgrader bursary.
4. Training Committee approved courses.


Pre-Approved Courses



Members are entitled to take the following 11 courses without prior approval and will be reimbursed up to the amount shown:


● H2S Alive $260.00
● Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) $75.00
● WHMIS $65.00
● Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE) $220.00
● First Aid Level 1 $125.00 (Level 2&3 explanation on form)
● Fall Protection (FP) $250.00
● Confined Space/Confined Space Monitor (CS/CSM) $225.00
● Forklift Training $200.00
● Zoom Boom/Rough Terrain Training $230.00
● Aerial Lift $230.00
● Skid Steer (see reimbursement form for details) $250.00


Steps for reimbursement for pre-approved courses




1. Correctly fill out the “Tuition/Training Reimbursement Application” form.
2. Pay for course.
3. Successfully complete course.
4. Email training volunteer Jason Pepper at jpepper@cmaw.ca with correctly completed “Tuition/Training Reimbursement Application” form, certificate of completion and receipt of payment.
5. The training volunteer will then double check the application and forward the documents on for approval at Local 99. Local 99 administration will then verify the member is in “good standing” and will send the application to CMAW head office to request funds.
6. CMAW head office approves funds and remit funds to Local 99 for distribution to the member.

Welder Reimbursement


Welders can be reimbursed for courses/training/testing up to $700.00.

Reimbursement is conditional upon DCM (other contractor) management approval. The tradesperson is required to have DCM management send an email or letterhead confirming approval of training/course. This step is in addition to the previous steps related to pre-approved courses.

Apprenticeship/Journeyman Bursary



Upon successful completion of an accredited apprenticeship level or Journeyman upgrader course. The member may receive a one time a $500.00 bursary. First reimbursement: the member must be in good standing for a period of one year and has not refused Union work without just cause.

Further reimbursements: an Apprentice must have a minimum of 100 hours from the date of last reimbursement application or the apprentice has worked for a contributing employer for a minimum of 200 hours from the date of the last reimbursement application if the apprentice takes school assignments back to back.

The bursary application follows the same steps as the pre-approved courses.

Training Committee Approved Training



Local 99 CMAW members are entitled to request training outside of the pre-approved mix of training and education listed above. The process for requesting and being granted approval is as follows:


1. Write a letter for the training committee to make the case for the training. The training should help the member, DCM or future contractors and the union.
2. Obtain a letter from DCM management on DCM letterhead (or other contractor) that highlights the support of the member doing the proposed training.
3. A useful template for obtaining the letter of support for DCM and estimating timing and cost is as follows:
Name of course:
Name of Institution:
Date & Duration of course:
Course fee:

4. Upon drafting letter, receiving letter from DCM (or other contractor) and estimating costs an email can be sent to jpepper@cmaw.ca so that a proposal to the training committee can be made and voted on.
5. Upon successful vote the member is notified and can take course. Upon successful completion of the course(s) the member can then submit paperwork as per pre-approved directions.

A quick list of some courses taken by members: Programmable Logic Controls, ASME bolt up specialist, Distance Power Engineering, CWB Level 1 Inspector, Maintenance Management Professional.



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