Distance Education of Apprentice Classes
To all Apprentices,
In an effort to continue the education of our Apprentices and Journeyperson members, the Operating Engineers Training Trust is gearing up to provide distant learning (online alternative) for all required classes. This will allow apprentices to continue moving forward with their related and supplemental instruction as required by the State of California, Division of Apprenticeship Standards. It will also allow some journeypersons to participate in their continuing education with certain classes offered to maintain or obtain required certifications.
Although it has not been confirmed as of today, we anticipate that many of the regularly scheduled classes will be ready to continue as soon as this Saturday, April 4, 2020. It is imperative that you check your email regularly for notification and instructions on getting started. Keep in mind, these classes are not optional for apprentices and your participation will be required as soon as our online classes are available, and you have been notified. Failure to comply with the prescribed classes will result in disciplinary action from the Sub- JAC and possibly postponing your upgrades and apprenticeship completion.
In preparation for the online classes there are certain items that you should obtain so that upon notification of the start date you are ready to go. Below is a list of devices that work best for Blackboard and Zoom online service systems: