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Apprentice Log Books

Every page must consist of the following:

  • Date
  • Weather
  • Job location
  • Co-workers that day
  • Specific details of the job
  • Forwarding totals of hours per category

At the end of each month, the Apprentice will be responsible for transferring their work hours information from their Log Book to the Monthly Work Report Form. The Employer and JLATA office will be reviewing Apprentice Log Books while attending technical training to ensure they are being filled out accurately.

Monthly Work Reports

The JLATA monitors Apprentice work-based hours by the submission of monthly Work Reports.

  • Work Reports must be submitted to the JLATA office by the 15th of every month for the preceding month.
  • Work hours are transferred from the daily Log Book to the Work Report.
  • The Work Report is to be completed in full and checked for accuracy by the Employer.
  • The Employer must sign off on the bottom of the Work Report.

Apprentices who consistently do not hand in their reports will be asked to attend the next JLATA Board meeting to explain their actions.

Recording Hours:

The total amount of hours recorded for a day should be the same as that worked/paid for. This means that from the time of arrival at the job site to the time of departure, those hours shall be recorded in the appropriate section according to the type of work.

A Work Reports Form Down Load

Work Report Instruction Form Down Load

Apprentices are responsible for ensuring that their Employer assesses their progress on the job by completing a Quartery Field Progress Assessment.  As  part of the assessment your Employer will be asked to confirm that your Log Book is being kept up to date and whether they recommend you for Term Advancement.

Quarterly Field Progress Assessments must be submitted for the following quarters each year:

  • 1st Quarter: January – March
  • 2nd Quarter: April-June
  • 3rd Quarter: July – September
  • 4th Quarter: October- December

Field Progress Assessments can be downloaded from (Forms Tab)

Apprentices progress through 7 Term levels during the course of 3.5 years.  Each Term is 6 months in duration, provided the Apprentice is meeting program requirements.  Apprentices start at Term 1 on the actual date of Indentureship and are scheduled to advance in Term Status every 6 months.

In order to progress to the next Term level an Apprentice must ensure:

  • Work Reports and Quarterly Field Progress Assessments are up to date and have been submitted to the JLATC office.
  • Apprentices meet the minimum hours required for Term level as indicated below
  • The Employer recommends the Apprentice for Term advancement on the Quarterly Field Progress Assessment.

Terms Status reports are generated for review by the Board on a quarterly basis to monitor the progress of each Apprentice during the course of their apprenticeship.

Term 2 – 686 hours Term 3– 1372 hours Term 4– 2058 hours Term 5– 2744 hours Term 6 – 3430 hours Term 7 – 416 hours Top-out – 6350 hours.

Please note:  If the Apprentice advances after their scheduled date, the next scheduled Term advancement date is still 6 months from original scheduled date.

Transferring Companies

  • Movement from one Contractor to another is facilitated through the JLATA Board and done ONLY with the approval of the Board.
  • Transfers are standardized in consideration of the established ratios of Journeyman to Apprentice, per the Collective Agreement.
  • Apprentices with extenuating circumstances are required to make a  request in writing to the JLATA office explaining reason and must wait for the JLATA to contact you.

Employment Changes:

Employment Changes such as (Loss of Driver’s License, injury, illness, requesting leave of absence, lay-offs or termination in employment) must be reported immediately to the JLATC and IBEW Local 258.   Notifications may be made verbally, but must be conveyed in writing for JLATA records.

Layoffs and Termination:

If you’ve been laid off or terminated, contact the IBEW Local 258 DISPATCHER who can be of some assistance about future employment opportunities.

  • Please be aware that, while you are unemployed, you are still responsible for monthly union membership costs.  Please contact the dispatcher for “A” member unemployment rates.

Academic/Attendance Policy

  • Apprentices must maintain a minimum acceptable grade of 70% in all levels of technical training, including final mark on the Interprovincial Red Seal Examination.
  • Full time attendance in school during both in class and practicum is mandatory.  Absence, late arrival and early departure will count against attendance requirements for the level of technical training.

(An Apprentice who is absent for any cause, for more than 2.5 days of the prescribed level of training, may result in failure.)

Apprentice Conduct Expectations

  • Apprentices are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner throughout their apprenticeship and adhere to Apprentice Responsibilities and Guidelines as set out by the JLATA and their Employers.  Where an Apprentice’s efforts or progress is not considered satisfactory, the JLATA will counsel the Apprentice of expected standards and requirements to remain in the program.  Failure to program expectations could result in suspension or removal from the Apprenticeship Program.

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Phone: 604-599-8422

Email: info@jlattc.ca