Local Committee Participation Agreement for the National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC)

The undersigned local apprenticeship committee hereby subscribes to the provisions of the Apprenticeship Standards formulated and approved by the National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships (NCHA). The participating local committee agrees to carry out the intent and purpose of these apprenticeship standards and to abide by the rules and decisions of National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC). The participating local apprenticeship committee affirms they have been furnished a true copy of the Standards and have read and understood them, and do hereby request certification to train apprentices under the provisions of these Standards, with all attendant rights and benefits thereof, until cancelled voluntarily or revoked by the NJATC, the local apprenticeship committee, or the Registration Agency.

On-the-job, the apprentice is hereby guaranteed assignment to a skilled and competent mentor and/or journey level worker and the work assigned to the apprentice will be rotated to ensure training in all phases of the work of his or her occupation.

This form must be signed and returned to NCHA and the NJATC and placed on file for the local committee’s apprentice(s) to be registered as part of the National Apprenticeship system. Once approved by the NCHA and the NJATC, the local committee will have authority to make program decisions regarding local apprentice applicants, selection, registration, training, evaluation, and completion by following the National Apprenticeship Standards as registered with the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (OA) on behalf of the NJATC and the NCHA.

  • Specifically, the local committee’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:
    Require if apprentices are represented by a union and collective bargaining agreement or other instrument, a written acknowledgement of union agreement or no objection to participating in the apprenticeship is obtained.
  • Selection of apprentices
  • Review and recommend apprenticeship activities in accordance with the program
  • Establish the minimum standards of education and experience required of apprentices;
  • As needed, determine a process for granting credit towards the term of apprenticeship to new apprentices who demonstrate previous acquisition of skills or knowledge equivalent to that which would be received under the NCHA standards.
  • Review records and progress of each apprentice in training and recommend improvement in training
    schedules, schooling, and other training activities;
  • Determine the quality and quantity of experience on the job, which apprentices should have, and to make every effort toward obtaining it;
  • Hear and resolve all complaints of violation of apprenticeship agreements;
  • Arrange tests or evaluations for determining the apprentice’s progress in manipulative skills and technical knowledge;
  • Maintain a record of all apprentices, showing their education, experience, and progress in learning the occupation;
  • Provide apprentices with a copy of the written rules and policies and ensure that the apprentice will sign an acknowledgement receipt of the same. This procedure will be followed whenever revisions or modifications are made to the rules and policies;
  • When notified that an apprentice’s related instruction or on-the-job progress is found to be unsatisfactory, the local committee will determine whether the apprentice should continue in a probationary status or require the apprentice to repeat a process or series of processes before advancing to the next wage classification. Should it be found in the course of this determination that the apprentice does not have the ability or desire to continue the training, the local committee will, after the apprentice has been given adequate assistance and opportunity
    for corrective action, terminate the Apprenticeship Agreement.
  • Conduct evaluation (or delegate such evaluations) of apprentices’ progress in competencies, skills, and technical knowledge;
  • Oversee apprentice’s related instruction and on-the-job progress, advance them when successful or decide on a course of action when progress is unsuccessful;
  • Meet at least every 3 months to review records and progress of each apprentice in training and recommend improvement or modification in training schedules, schooling, and other training activities. Written minutes of these meetings will be kept.
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