Important notice. School cancelled
Published on Friday, March 13, 2020
Notice to all members,
Oh Friday afternoon, after conversations with the United Association and our legal group, in response to the COVID-19 outbreakthe decision was made to suspend all apprenticeship classes for the next 30 days. This will to include open welding and journeymen upgrade courses.Classes with resume on April 13th at 5pm in Syracuse, and April 15th at 5pm in Ithaca.
This suspension only pertains to the training department. The normal day-to-day union functions will continue as normal. Both union offices will remain open and membership meetings will continue to be held.
Recruitment and applicant events such as, skills bootcamp, open house, mechanical aptitude tests and interviews as still on the schedule at this time but we encourage applicants to check our website often for updates and potential postponement’s
Once apprenticeships classes resume, the school year will be completed by extending the school schedule into the month of May. Employers will be notified, and the normal apprenticeship guidelines will be followed.
The United Association has also announced that the NYS apprenticeship contest has been cancelled, as well as all regional training classes at this time.
While we know that, this is an inconvenience to the training program as well as all the apprentices and instructors themselves. The health and safety of our members and their families is the most important thing during this time.
If anyone has questions please contact the director of education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take care of yourselves and your families.