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Change your future with our 5-year registered Apprenticeship program

Now Accepting Apprenticeship Applications!

Application process will close on Friday, July 16th 2021 at 3 PM.

Learn more and apply at Plumbers98TC.org/Apprenticeship.

It is recommended that you take the “Workkeys” tests as soon as possible to ensure you have a score that meets or exceeds our requirement. “Workkeys” tests do not expire and can be taken at several “Michigan Works” locations or Community Colleges, they cannot be taken online.

There is also a Wiesner Mechanical Reasoning Exam to take as well. It will require a minimum score of 85%.

Please remember there are certain criteria required in order to complete the online apprenticeship application:

●  Must be at least 18 at the time of application

●  Valid Michigan Driver’s License and be a Michigan resident

●  An official high school diploma, official high school transcript or GED must be provided

●  Acceptable Workkeys test level scores for tests shown below and scale scores that will vary:

○  Applied Mathematics – Level 6

○  Locating Information NKA Graphic Literacy – Level 5

○  Reading for Information NKA Workplace Documents – Level 5

●  If you have taken the ACT or SAT in the last two years, and achieved a minimum score of 17 on the ACT or 920 on the SAT, either of those may be submitted instead of the Workkeys testing. The ACT or SAT needs to be provided in a sealed transcript if you are providing these scores.

●  Acceptable Wiesner Mechanical Exam score of 85%

Any testing must be done at a certified proctoring location. To find a testing facility near your home that may offer Workkeys testing, please click the link below and enter your zip code to locate a testing center. Please call the test center first to make sure if and when testing is available:

WorkKeys Testing Centers Directory

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

COVID-19 Antibody Testing, FAQs and Sign Up Links

Free of charge, the Fund is providing coronavirus antibody testing for you and your eligible dependents age 5 or older, as part of the Building Trades Welfare Foundation-Mayo Clinic Laboratories COVID-19 Resilience Project (Resilience Project). Testing is for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Please click the links below for more information:

Wage Allocation

The new wages and allocation were approved at the Special Called Meeting on May 13, 2021. See rates below.

Unrestricted Journeyman Wage Allocation for Ratification Meeting

2021 current rates for Metal trades

SRC Wage Rate for Allocation Meeting

1st-5th year apprentice Wage Form – for allocation meeting

COVID Vaccine Updates

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Starting this week, Ford Field will begin accepting walk-ins while supply lasts. Registration is still encouraged – text EndCOVID to 75049. For those receiving a second Pfizer dose, make sure it’s 21 days after your first dose and bring your CDC vaccination card if you have it. Patients under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.
For all walk-ins, transportation, ASL and Spanish translations, and wheelchair assistance is available. To request these ahead of time, call 888-535-6136 (press 1).
Click here to learn more.

Beginning next week, all Michigan residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. As Michigan faces increasing cases, Gov. Whitmer has urged all providers to not turn someone away who wants the vaccine.

Because the quicker we can get to that 70 percent-plus (vaccinated) number, the 

better for every one of us,” said Gov. Whitmer.

Starting on Monday, April 5, all residents are encouraged to sign up for the vaccine:

  • Check the website of your local health department or hospital to find out their process or for registration forms (map of local health departments); or
  • Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like MeijerRite AidKrogerWalmart (Mid/Central and Northern MI) or Snyder Drugs (U.P. residents); or
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration is now open for the FEMA/State of Michigan Ford Field COVID-19 vaccine clinic! There are three options to register for a vaccine:​​

  • Go to https://clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021 or ​
  • Text “EndCOVID” to 75049​​
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine registration process can call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.​​

 

Vaccines are still available at the TCF Center. You can call 313-230-0505 between 9am & 8pm M-F to schedule an appointment at the TCF Center, or go to the website detroitmi.gov and click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, for the most up-to-date information.

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 you can go to the website Michigan.gov/protectmicommision. Or, if you would like to be a part of the conversation and join a workgroup, you can reach out to [email protected] or michigan.gov/covidvaccine for locations or information regarding COVID-19 updates. WEAR YOUR MASKS!  Any concerns with COVID-19 safety protocols or lack of PPE contact the Business Agent in the area or the Union Hall.