About JATC

     The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC has the honor of being the only open shop electrical program to own and operate their own education and training center. All classes are credited through Clackamas Community College and are taught off campus at the Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC Electrical Training Center.

     The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals who donate several hours a month to serve the needs of the apprentice and the electrical contractor.

     The committee is made of equal numbers of Employer and Employee members. All meetings are conducted under Roberts Rules of Order and all decisions are decided by majority vote.

     The following are definitions of what constitutes an employee or employer member:

Employer Representatives - Private industry is responsible for selecting initial employer representatives. Representatives of employers or an employer organization that represents the industry may submit nominations for up to four principal employer members. After the initial nomination of an individual to become an employer representative, the current JATC employer members will use majority vote to accept or deny a new employer position on the committee. Definition: An individual (owner, manager, supervisor) who has the authority, in the interest of the employer to hire, transfer, lay off recall, promote, discharge, reward or discipline other employees, or to effectively recommend such actions. The use of independent judgment in making such decisions is critical to determining whether an individual is a supervisor. Because supervisors directly represent the employer's interests, they may not serve as employee representatives on an apprenticeship committee.

Employee Representatives - Employees or their organizational representatives are responsible for selecting initial employee representatives. Representatives of employees or an employee organization that represents the concerned employees and is involved in the subject occupation may submit nominations for up to four principal employee members. After the initial nomination of an individual to become an employee representative, the current JATC employee members use majority vote to accept or deny a new employee position on the committee. Definition: Employee representatives must be or have skilled practitioners in their occupation. If there is a collective bargaining agreement, employee representatives must be members of the collective bargaining unit covering the potential program apprentices. Employee representatives may not be supervisors or managers.

Officers - The Committee members shall elect a Chairperson and a Secretary from the Committee members. One of the officers must be an Employer member; the other an Employee member. The officers shall serve no less than one (1) year and no more than two (2) years without a contested secret ballot election. (OAR 839-11-350) Elections shall be held in February.

Affirmative Action Statement for the

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC complies with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Act of 1965, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, among other State and Federal Laws related to employment.  Review and affirmation of JATC compliance will be held periodically.

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, family relationship or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.  The JATC's commitment to nondiscrimination applies to curriculum activity and all aspects of operation of the Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC.