2019 Apprenticeship Program Exam Extended Dates

The Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern
California (JATC) apprenticeship standards objective is to promote skilled training of Operating &
Maintenance Engineers, as well as Biomedical Equipment Technicians skilled in all phases of the
industry. The JATC recognizes that in order to accomplish the objective at hand, there must be
well-developed on-the-job training, with a combined educational curriculum.

This recognition has resulted in the development of the JATC Standards of Apprenticeship. They
were developed in accordance with the basic standards recommended by the U.S. Department
of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. As such, the Board of Trustees, Union and Employer can work
to establish an apprenticeship training program.

The IUOE Local 501Joint Apprenticeship Committee recognizes the value of recruiting qualified
candidates to our Apprenticeship Program. This would be an excellent career choice for those
who are mechanically inclined, possess excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills, exhibit
dexterity, and have the ability to work collaboratively within a team setting. In addition, if you
want to earn a living wage and good benefits, desire to advance in your career as a Union
Member, and are willing to complete a five year Apprenticeship, then this is the program for you.

Listed below are some of the benefits you will earn as an Apprentice Operating & Maintenance Engineer and Apprentice Biomedical Equipment Technician:

• Become skilled in a trade, and earn while you learn for (5) five years
• Full-Time Union Employment
• Be part of a Collective Bargaining Agreement
• Progressively increasing wage with excellent Union benefits, including but not limited to
two multi-employer pension funds.
✓ Central Pension Fund: www.cpfiuoe.org
✓ IUOE, Local 501, Individual Account Plan – BOMA
• Nationally recognized credential – Associate in Science Degree Program
✓ Operating & Maintenance Engineer
✓ Biomedical Equipment Technician
• Improved job security and standard of living as a Union Member
• Pride and dignity in your trade and Union Membership

September 16, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Step 1: Complete and submit a student application with Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
(LATTC): http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylattc/Pages/default.aspx
Please follow the instructions for admission to LATTC. This is a 2-step process, once you have
completed the required information you should receive an alpha numeric ID# (CCCID). After you
receive the initial CCCID#, follow the process to get your LATTC Student ID#. You will be required
to utilize your LATTC Student ID # for the application and scheduling your exam.
• CCCID # Will Look Like: Ex. XYZ1234
• LATTC Student ID # Will Look Like: Ex. 88 123 4567 or Ex. 90 123 4567

Step 2A: Opportunity To Schedule Tutoring via Acuity Scheduling:
Friday & Saturday Tutoring Sessions: https://Tutoringworkshop.as.me/

Step 2B: Schedule Exam Online via Acuity Scheduling:
Monday – Friday Apprenticeship Exams: https://ApprenticeshipTestingScheduler.as.me/

Step 3: Final Step: Take and Complete your scheduled Apprenticeship Placement Exam.

• Friday, September 13, 2019 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
• Friday, September 20, 2019 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, September 20, 2019 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Building: B1 – School of Advanced Transportation / Classroom: B1 208

• T.A.B.E Level “A” Exam
• 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (8 Hours)
• Valid Government Issued Picture ID (Driver’s License, US Passport, etc.)
You will be required to present a valid government issued picture ID (California ID, Driver’s License,
US Passport, etc.)

Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern California
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd, D3 Student Support Center (The Hub), Room D3 1
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181

Upon arrival, you will be presented with a parking permit for your scheduled testing date. Please
plan accordingly and arrive early before the start of the exam. We suggest you arrive 1 hour
before the start of the exam. You will need to go back to your car and display the parking permit
on your vehicle’s dashboard.


LATTC Parking: http://college.lattc.edu/about-lattc/campus-map/
Upon arrival, you will be presented with a parking permit for your scheduled testing date. Please
plan accordingly and arrive early before the start of the exam. We suggest you arrive 1 hour
before the start of the exam. You will need to go back to your car and display the parking permit
on your vehicle’s dashboard.


When Can I Apply for The Apprenticeship Program?
The Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern
California accepts applications every two (2) years.
What Are The Qualifications For Apprenticeship?
Score required on the standard T.A.B.E. exam for admission to the applicant pool, must be
directly related to job performance, as shown by a statistical relationship between the score
required for admission to the pool and performance in the apprenticeship program.

• Age: Minimum qualifications required by the JATC for persons entering the apprenticeship
program, with an eligible starting age not less than 18 years old.
• Education: A high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) equivalency
or other high school equivalency credential is required. Applicant must provide an official
transcript(s) for high school and any post–high school education. Applicant must submit
the GED certificate or other high school equivalency credential if applicable.
• Physical: Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the
apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without
posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
Applicants will pass a physical agility test, fitness test, and screening for the current illegal
use of drugs should the employer mandate for hire on acceptance into the program and
prior to being employed.
• Aptitude Test: All applicants must pass each section of the T.A.B.E. Exam.

Can I Prepare Prior To Taking The Apprenticeship Exam?


· Friday, September 13, 2019 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

· Friday, September 20, 2019 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

· Saturday, September 20, 2019 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

· Building: B1 – School of Advanced Transportation / Classroom: B1 208

· Opportunity To Schedule Tutoring via Acuity Scheduling:

Friday & Saturday Tutoring Sessions: https://Tutoringworkshop.as.me/

What If I Cannot Take The Test On The Day I Chose?
The Apprenticeship Placement exam will be administered from June 10, 2019 – August 23, 2019.
If you cannot take the exam on the day you chose, you will be solely responsible for cancelling
and/or rescheduling your exam date. Please plan accordingly in preparation for the
Apprenticeship placement exam.
What If I Am Late, Or Miss The Exam?
If you are late, you will not be allowed to take the exam. If you do not attend on the day you
are scheduled, you will need to reschedule dependent on availability.
How Long Will The Exam Take?
The exam will take approximately eight (8) hours.
What Will The Exam Cover?
The Exam will cover Reading Comprehension, Mathematic Computation, Applied Math,
Language, Language Mechanics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, (T.A.B.E.).
When Will I Know My Test Scores?
You will receive your test scores by or before October 1, 2019. Please do not call the Training
Center to find out your scores. The Training Center will not release your scores over the phone.
How Will I Know Where I Placed On The Apprenticeship List?
When you receive your test scores, you will also be notified what the highest scores were on the
exam. You will then be able to judge how your score compares with the top scores. This is how
you will be ranked on the Apprenticeship list.
How Many People On The Apprenticeship Eligibility List Will Be Able To Begin As Apprentices?
Successful passing of the Apprenticeship Placement Exam does not automatically ensure you
a place as an Apprentice in the Apprenticeship Program. Upon successfully passing the exam, all
applicants who have passed the exam are placed on the Apprenticeship Eligibility List and ranked
based on the exam score. This list is utilized for the placement of Apprentices into the
Apprenticeship Program.
What Are The Responsibilities Of The Apprentice?
Apprentices, having read and signed the (DAS) standards formulated by the Division of
Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and JATC, agree to all the terms and conditions contained herein
and agree to abide by JATC rules and policies, including any amendments, and to complete
such time, perform such manual training, and study such subjects as the JATC may deem
necessary to become a skilled Journeyworker. In signing the apprenticeship agreement,
apprentices assume the following responsibilities and obligations under the apprenticeship

• Maintain and make available such records of work experience and training received on
the job and in related instruction as may be required by the sponsor.

• Develop and practice safe working habits and work in such a manner as to assure his/her
personal safety and that of fellow workers.

• Work for the employer to whom the apprentice is assigned for the duration of the
apprenticeship, unless the apprentice is reassigned to another employer or the
apprenticeship agreement is terminated by the JATC.

• Attend and achieve a passing grade for all assigned courses during their tenure as an

Will I Have To Join The Union To Become An Apprentice?
The Apprenticeship Program is Union and Employer supported. You will be required to join the
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501.
How Much Are Dues?
Union Dues are twice your hourly rate of pay, plus the IUOE per capita tax, paid monthly.
Reference IUOE Local 501 Bylaws and IUOE Constitution.
Is There A Cost Associated With The Apprenticeship Program?
The Apprenticeship Program is funded by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS),
Employer, and Union. Training and educational materials are covered.
Collective Bargaining Agreements:
Nothing in the apprenticeship agreement will operate to invalidate:
(a) Any apprenticeship provision in any CBA between employers and employees establishing
higher apprenticeship standards; or (b) Any special provision for veterans, minority persons, or
women in the standards, apprentice qualifications or operation of the program, or in the
apprenticeship agreement, which is not otherwise prohibited by law, executive order, or
authorized regulation.
If I Took The Apprenticeship Exam Before, Why Do I Have To Take It Again?
The State of California – Division of Apprenticeship Standards requires the update of our
Applicant list every two years.
I Passed The Exam The Last Time I Took It. Why Didn’t I Get Called?
When there is an Apprentice opening, the top applicants (ranked by highest to lowest score)
on the Apprenticeship Eligibility List are contacted for interviews by employers.
I Scored Extremely High On The Last Exam, Why Wasn’t I Called Or Scheduled For An Interview?
The number of applicants called from the Apprenticeship Eligibility List is based on the number
of Apprentice positions available during the two years that the Apprenticeship Eligibility List is valid.
When Will I Hear That I Have Been Accepted To The Apprenticeship Program?
You will be contacted by the employer directly for an interview. You become an Apprentice if
you are offered a position and accept. Please keep your personal information (phone, email,
home address, etc.) up to date. Notify the JATC if there has been a change to any personal
How Far Down The Apprenticeship Eligibility List Do You Get?
The number of Apprentice positions is dependent on the number of Apprentice openings
available with our participating employers during the two year period that the Apprenticeship list
is valid.

Apprenticeship Agreement:
After an applicant for apprenticeship has been selected, but before employment as an
apprentice or enrollment in related instruction, the apprentice will be covered by a written
apprenticeship agreement. Such agreement will contain a statement making the terms and
conditions of these standards a part of the agreement as though expressly written therein.

The JATC shall provide a copy of the apprenticeship agreement to the apprentice, the Division of
Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), the employer, and the Union. An additional copy will be
provided to the veteran’s state approving agency for those veteran apprentices desiring access
to any benefits to which they are entitled.

Prior to signing the apprenticeship agreement, each selected applicant will be given an
opportunity to read and review these standards, the JATC’s written rules and policies, the
apprenticeship agreement, and the sections of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that
pertain to apprenticeship.

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) will be advised within 45 days of the execution of
each apprenticeship agreement and will be given all the information required for registering the

How Long Is The Apprenticeship Training?
The Apprenticeship Program is a (5) five year Associate in Science Degree Program with 10,000
OJT (On-the-job) training hours. During the (5) five years, you will be working 40 hours per week
and attending class twice (2) a week in the evenings (minimum). All courses will be administered
at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Probationary Period:
Every applicant selected for apprenticeship will serve a probationary period. All Apprentices shall
be subject to a probationary period during the first 1,000 hours.

During the probationary period, either the apprentice or the JATC may terminate the
apprenticeship agreement, without stated cause, by notifying the other party in writing. The
records for each probationary apprentice will be reviewed prior to the end of the probationary
period. Records may consist of periodic reports regarding progression made in both the OJT and
related instruction, and any disciplinary action taken during the probationary period.

Any probationary apprentice evaluated as satisfactory after a review of the probationary period
will be given full credit for the probationary period and continue in the program.
After the probationary period, the apprenticeship agreement may be suspended and/or
cancelled at the request of the apprentice or by the JATC for reasonable cause after
documented due notice to the apprentice and a reasonable opportunity for corrective action.
In such cases, the JATC will provide written notice to the apprentice and to the Registration
Agency of the final action taken.

What If I Have Taken General Education or Stationary Engineering Courses, will I be granted
credit for those courses?
The State of California requires all Apprentices to attend a minimum number of classroom hours
during your tenure as an Apprentice. You must attend classes during the (5) five years you are an
Apprentice. Individual cases may be considered by the Training Director, LATTC, and Division of
Apprenticeship Standards in reviewing and approving courses that you have already completed
prior to your Apprenticeship.
Amendments and Modifications:
These standards may be amended or modified at any time by the Division of Apprenticeship
Standards (DAS) and JATC Board of Trustees, provided that no amendment or modification
adopted will alter any apprenticeship agreement in force at the time with the consent of all
parties. Such amendment or modification will be submitted to Division of Apprenticeship
Standards (DAS) for approval and registration prior to being placed in effect. A copy of each
amendment or modification adopted will be furnished to each apprentice to whom the
amendment or modification applies.

Hours of Work:
Apprentices will generally work the same hours as fully proficient workers (Journeyworkers), except
that no apprentice will be allowed to work overtime if it interferes with attendance in related
instruction classes.

Apprentices who do not complete the required hours of OJT during a given segment will have the
term of that segment extended until they have accrued the required number of hours of training.

Apprentice Wage Progression:
Apprentices will be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages and fringe benefits during
their apprenticeship. This will be based based on the acquisition of increased skill, competence
on the job, and bonafide instruction. Before an apprentice is advanced to the next segment of
training or to fully proficient Journeyworker status, the Employer along with the JATC will evaluate
all progress to determine whether advancement has been earned by satisfactory performance
in OJT and in related instruction courses. In determining whether satisfactory progress has been
made, the Employer and JATC will review the work experience and related instruction records.

The progressive wage schedule and fringe benefits will be an increasing percentage of the fully
proficient or Journeyworker wage rate as established in the CBA. In order to advance to the next
percentage (%) increase, an apprentice must fulfill all OJT and Related Instruction requirements.